It started snowing about half an hour ago. Again. I’m writing this as heavy, fluffy flakes fall and the Weather Channel muzak plays in the background. This would be a welcome sight, fun even, if a)we hadn’t been planning on going to a New Year’s Eve party tonight, and b)I wasn’t flying to Idaho early Friday morning. I’m a little concerned that something will happen and I won’t be able to leave the state again.
To help cope, I’ve started thinking about starting a new project on New Year’s Day. New Year, new knits. Sounds good, right? I’ve recently started a sweater project(see previous post) and a lacy scarf project. After much trial and error, I decided to go back to my original intention of knitting the lace ribbon scarf from Knitty. So far so good on the 2nd try.
This is maybe 20% done, so there’s a ways to go yet. It’s nice and easy to memorize, and I’m pleased with the overall effect of the yarn and lace working together to make a somewhat funky little scarf.
So, with two satisfying projects on the needles, I somehow still feel the need to start a third. I miss socks. I’ve been trying to knit a pair for my mother for ages now, but have recently decided that I’m cursed when it comes to knitting them. I have tried 3 patterns and have made irreversible mistakes each time! In a fit of rage after discovering I had 81 stitches instead of 72 after 2 inches of the last pattern, I ripped it out and rewound the entire ball of yarn. It is now in time out.
So I’m going to do something I haven’t done it a long time and knit a pair of socks for myself. A pair of lacy, girly, bubble gum pink socks.
Will you be casting on with me on the first day of 2009?