Not Again

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.

10 am today.
Virgin snow at 10 am today.

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.

lace-ribbon2

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.

bubble-gum-yarn

Will you be casting on with me on the first day of 2009?

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10 thoughts on “Not Again

  1. The yarn you’re using for the scarf is lovely. What is it?

    I’m thinking of starting a new project for 2009 too, as I just made a huge investment in yarn and have decided to be a little more selfish in my knitting next year! The gift queue is as long as ever but I think I deserve a sweater too.

    Happy new year!

  2. What is with the weather this year? It’s snowing again where I am too. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you that you can get out this time.

    The scarf is beautiful! That pattern has been in my Ravelry favorites for a long time but I’ve never made it. Maybe I’ll have to cast on for it in the new year.

    Also, I totally understand your sock frustration. I have one skein of sock yarn that I’ve cast on (and eventually frogged) 3 different times for socks for my husband. I hope it will go better with the pink yarn, which is lovely!

  3. I think I am going to cast on an afghan tonight for a charity project. and hopefully finish a cast mitten for my sister.

    Also, maybe some spinning. Yup, long night planned. But we have all day tomorrow as well.

  4. I love the colors in the ribbon lace scarf, and the knitting looks great, too. Happy new year! I’m casting on for another Pippi tomorrow, if I don’t cast on tonight.

  5. Yup! I think casting on a new project on the first day of a new year is an excellent idea. That’s my plan for sure!

    Fingers crossed for your party and travel plans to go smoothly, and best wishes for 2009.

  6. I casted on today for a new project, but I won’t make much progress tonight, so it will be almost like casting on with you tomorrow. That scarf is a pretty choice and every girl needs bubble gum pink socks.

    Hope your trip happens! Happy New Year!

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