Thursday, January 19, 2012

first socks of the year!

I solemnly swear ... I'm going to try to keep up with blogging FOs this year!

FO: St. Louis socks

These are the first pair of socks I finished this year. I knit them a lot while we were in Colorado last month skiing. And the yarn came from my trip to St. Louis with my mom last year, so it holds special memories that way, too.

The yarn is Dyeabolical Strong Arm, which Ravelry tells me is now discontinued. Bummer, as it was lovely to work with. Very soft hand and it feels like it will hold up well over time, thanks to the nylon content.

Here are the Rav details, if you're so inclined.

Monday, January 9, 2012

2011 in knitting

Hi, y'all!

I thought I had blogged my year in knitting, but a quick check told me that nope, 'twasn't the case. I blame it on my new job (a promotion to assistant copy desk chief! Yay!), which is keeping me busier these days.

Without further ado ...

2011 in knitting

Plus a pair of socks I finished after I made the mosaic but before the end of the year:

FO: Handspun socks of joy

That is:
24 pairs of socks (15 for others, nine for me)
10 hats (nine for others, one for me)
1 baby sweater (duh)
1 ornament (gift)

I didn't realize I knit quite so many hats this year!

My only knitting goals for 2012 are to:
a) Finish my February Lady Sweater. I haven't blogged about it, but I've been on Weight Watchers since April and I've lost 56 pounds. I am so eager to see myself in my first handmade sweater!
b) Knit more for myself. I always say this and then I make a zillion pairs of socks for other people. Well, some of my socks are starting to wear out, so I need to make some more for myself!