Thursday, January 25, 2007

My First KAL


Well, it took a while, but I finally finished a square for my first KAL! The pattern wasn't difficult, but two cute little kids decided to wake me up a lot recently. I had trouble finding much time to knit. (It's a bit tough to do with a baby attached to your hip.) I was hoping to finish at least two, but I'm not sure it will happen. I'll start another today and see if I can get it there in time. They have to be in their mailbox on the 1st of February.

I'm trying to decide on my next project. I have to finish a pair of socks (in Opal Rodeo #1156)... my first pair for myself! (I started these over a year ago for a friend. She's since received a different gift and I'm keeping these instead.) It's just a basic top down pattern. My husband, FIL, BIL and mother have all received pairs in Opal.

We have some close friends that had a baby girl yesterday (Amelia - that was one of our top picks when we had L.) I think I need to make a sweet little hat to keep her head warm.

I've also got a stash of Mission Falls cotton that I got on sale when they were having problems and stopped selling it for a while. I bought it for some very sweet baby sweaters, but also bought a couple of Mission Falls design booklets. The Spring 2001 edition has a sleeveless sweater that only takes 7 balls. Lucky me! I've got enough for a couple of them in different colors! (plus some...) That would assist with my "knit for self" resolution!

Here are my knitting resolutions....
  1. Knit for charity
  2. Knit for self
  3. Knit from stash (although new yarn isn't ruled out. Especially when trying new yarns.)
  4. Trying new techniques (already did my first moebius. I'm also hoping to try steeking this year.)
  5. Get started on Christmas knitting early!
  6. Post to my new knitting blog regularly.
Have a knitty good day!


No comments: