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What's in store for 2013? Finishing up some long-standing sewing UFOs, working my way through Jamie's 15 Minute Meals (which I got for Christmas) and learning to steek (eek!!).
Happy New Year.
After starting this project during the great crochet ripple blanket craze of 2007, I picked t up and put it back in its project bag many times. But the UFO is no more. I've declared it finished which I've found surprisingly satisfying.
I'm still on track with my 12 pairs (of socks) in 2012 project. I am, however, getting heartily sick of socks and I keep getting distracted by other projects (like crochet ripple blankets).
Today is a public holiday for ANZAC Day and the weather is cold, wet and windy outside. I'm still in my pyjamas and catching up on shows that I've taped that are filling up my PVR.
The 12 pairs in 2012 project continues to make good pace. I'm happy to have these socks finished. The cables worked at a firm sock-suitable tension are a bit hard on the hands. Ravelled here.
Next up? A nemesis in pink. Sounds rather Agatha Christie-esque. This might just be the power of suggestion since right now I'm watching an old episode of Marple (The Body in Library).
"March" socks finished on Leap Day. Ravelled here.
With the first official day of Autumn today, the sun is setting just that little bit earlier and (fingers crossed) the days are just a little cooler (mind you, last weekend we had a couple of 35+ scorchers).
This is my 4th pair of socks in a variant of Zauberball Crazy and I am nuts for this stuff. The grey-scale effect that I'm getting from this monochrome colourway is really satisfying and this pattern (Stripe Tease) has been quite entertaining to knit.
Technically speaking, these are my "March" socks, but they're going so quickly that it might be barely the end of February when they're finished. But that will allow me to start early on the April socks which will probably set me back a bit as they've got some fiddly cabling, designed to slow me down.
Also shown in the background, the Vitamin C cardigan is blocking (well... laying out flat to dry, I couldn't be bothered getting the pins and wires out to give it sterner treatment). Then I just have to wait for some weather cool enough to wear it.
Two pairs complete.
I'm itching to start on pair #3 which have a really different construction method, but I needed to free up the needles, so I powered through the last bit of these socks yesterday afternoon. I was getting pretty sick of working on these ones so a fresh new pair to cast on will be a welcome change this evening.
I kept things pretty simple for my January socks and the result? I've finished my first pair in 15 days. This gives me a bit of leeway for the more complicated socks that are planned for later in the year.
So far I've kept to my goal of knitting at least a little bit each day. Tonight I will be plugging away at the never-ending orange cardi, but for now, I'm off to a cooking lesson. S's amma is giving us a Sri Lankan cooking class. I'm hoping that hoppers will feature.
Happy New Year.
I'm all set to start my 2012 project. The first few days of the year are threatening to be hot as Hades (35C today, 40C tomorrow and 35C again on Tues) so my January socks are being knit in cotton (Blue Moon Fiber Arts Sock Candy).