My knitting New Year started so well, dreams of using up my stash and working down my queue seemed within my reach. Not so much today. In fact, today it feels like they seem about as likely as winning the lottery, or convincing my kids they really do like the Tuscan Bean Stew I made.
Progress has been made, but not quickly or without error.
Look familiar? My twin Shape It! scarf is done. The legs of my scarf are narrower then mom's scarf (3" vs 4.5"), but I'm ok with it. The scarf still feels great and I think it looks fine a little narrower. If I do it again though,I'll shoot for 3.75 for both, and I liked the process and result so much I just might.
Look only 37" of yarn left! Now that's using one skein of yarn to it's full advantage. 620 yards + $ 29.50 + 10-12 hours of knitting time = my kind of math.
Last week I finished my first Theorem. The pattern is written and is being test knit by the very kind and helpful Weebug. I will of course announce when it's available.
Next up, Leyburns. Everyone keeps saying what a quick knit they are, and I suppose they would have been, if hadn't forgotten to do the gusset increases. I knit all eight leg repeats, before trying it on to make sure it was long enough. Turns out it didn't matter how long it was, there was no way it was going on my foot! Grrrrr...
I ripped all the way back to before the heel and am now 5 repeats up the leg. American Idol starts tonight and I'm planning on ordering pizza, parking my butt on the couch and finishing it! My goal was to have a pair of socks done in the first two weeks of January. I guess I will have a pair done, just not one that matches. Not really what I was going for, but I still have a chance to catch up and have two pairs finished by the end of the month.
And let's not forget the Baby Fern socks. I finished the first before I started all the Christmas knitting and I'm halfway down the leg of the second. Can I do 3 pairs before February? Since I only managed to finish 3 total pairs for all of last year that would be pretty amazing.
What about my non-sock projects? Let's see.. I have my Urban Aran, Manos afghan, Large Wing Shawl and Cable Sampler Blanket waiting for attention. I really want to finish the sweater before sock camp so I'm hoping to convince myself to pick it back up as soon as I'm done with the socks. My self is not feeling super cooperative though. It really wants to cast on one of these. More garter stitch!
Whoops, no thinking or drooling over other projects. Back to the socks!