Checks date. Ummm… I seem to be behind. But the January sock is finished! I am pleased. I did mess up the Kitchener stitch at the toe a bit, so I will have to redo it. (I am afraid a hole will develop where the goof is.) But here it is for now:
This past weekend was the annual Haliburton retreat. A bunch of us drive to Haliburton (an experience of it’s own in February) and we sit and knit and eat and drink and roll in yarn. Some people snowshoe across the lake but I had a strict no activity policy (which was thrown out the window when we had to push cars out the long, slippery, uphill driveway).
Just the same, you’d think with all the knitting done I’d have gotten further with my projects. I have about 2″ of February sock done:
See how much I have done!
And about 3″ of the Susie Hoodie completed:
It is long though
But much fun was had. Yarn was acquired. Much food was consumed. And the nice thing with going with 10 other women… everyone does a bit so it seems that the food just appears and the cleaning just happens. We ended up being delayed (due to being stuck at the bottom of a long slippery uphill driveway), and so we all cleaned the place in 5 minutes. 11 women * 5 is almost an hours work. Magic.
Alright so I said I’d do 12 socks in 2012 and 12 washcloths. This might be a bit of a surprise but the washcloths are coming along better than the socks. I have finished the gusset decreases on January’s sock and it is past the middle of February! On the bright side I have small feet, so this means the sock is almost done. Still not the best start.
But the washcloths. Yes, they are doing better. I’ve got two of those done. January and February! Granted a washcloth is pretty close to instant gratification. But hey! I’m making some progress.
I like New Year’s. It is a chance to reflect on the old year and to make plans for the future. Technically you can do that anytime (I tend to do it in the spring and the start of school too) but there is something about all that hope for the future that really appeals to me. Last year was interesting. I admitted to having and fought off a major depression. (So far so good.) But I am feeling hopeful that since I have rebalanced the chemicals in my brain and rooted out the other issues contributing to the depression, that 2012 will be productive and exciting.
On the knitting front that means a new challenge. I didn’t dream this one up. The crazy (and fun) people at Lettuce Knit did. During the November sweater knitting frenzy someone thought it would be a good idea to knit 12 sweaters in 12 months. (I have very good friends doing just that). Other, slightly more sane, people suggested 12 major projects in 12 months. So another friend is doing 12 shawls. I decided on 12 socks. Maybe even 12 pairs of socks. Maybe not.
Socks for F
Actually I thought that I’d do socks for the boys (warm wintery ones for the time playing outside). Those will be small and quick (I hope). I already have 2 pairs on my YOP list so that makes 4. I would also like to knit christmas stocking for J and me. The boys have special Christmas stockings but we don’t. So that would make for 6 projects. So only six more projects are necessary. Another few pairs for me, some for the boys and we are set. DH may not get a pair. While I have smaller than average women’s feet, he has larger than average men’s feet. See why. (I still want to complete my Noro blanket and evenstar shawl and all the other things on my YOP list).