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....
- Knit for charity
- Knit for self
- Knit from stash (although new yarn isn't ruled out. Especially when trying new yarns.)
- Trying new techniques (already did my first moebius. I'm also hoping to try steeking this year.)
- Get started on Christmas knitting early!
- Post to my new knitting blog regularly.