I find that most weekends I am casting on new projects. Perhaps it is the promise of two days full of knitting time, perhaps it is avoidance of all the housework/schoolwork/etc. that I should be doing. Either way, I often find myself on Sunday night with a pile of new projects. This weekend was no different.
New socks in Colinette Jitterbug "Dark Charcoal" ready to begin the heel flap.
New socks in Hill Country Yarns Sweet Feet yarn with a simple cable pattern.
New socks for Project Spectrum in Yarn Pirate Malamute in the Feather and Fan pattern.
A yummy new cabled scarf in Baby Alpaca.
And a finished baby hat for one of the many babies due around here.
Pattern: Simple baby hat from Itty Bitty Hats
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Wool Cotton - less than one skein
Needles: Sz US 7 circulars and dpns.
Dates: last weekend to Sunday February 3.
Thoughts - quick and cute! Many more of these to come.
The astute among you will notice that I didn't post any knitting goals for January. I don't think I will this month either. I don't find that I stick to them too much, and invariably, they make me feel guilty at the end of the month when I haven't "done enough." And I don't need to feel guilty about my knitting.
I do, however, want to keep tabs on the stash, so I'll be doing a "in/out" inventory each month. This month's is particularly bad - let's hope I can improve in the coming months!
In: 68 skeins
Out: 10 skeins
I am only counting them when the object is finished, so although I knit up a few balls into other projects, those won't count until I'm done. I need to work on my completion rate though - in December I managed to knit up 19 skeins, in November 13 and in September 14, and before that I don't get over 10/month until March and February of last year. Yikes. Fingers crossed that I can improve my rate this year!