Saturday, January 9, 2010

better late ... than never! Hello 2010!

Happy new year to my fellow knitters, noshers, natters, tatters, and passers-by! So far, it's been a full schedule, with only a few bumps in the road. (non knit-wise, mostly) Ohh our new year's day started out with a bang. Or perhaps better described as a "blow out" ... aka a flat tire. And now suddenly, both cars suddenly need fuel filters and other TLC laid on 'em fast. This cold weather is heck on cars! But on to much better stuff! Lets talk WIPs, shall we?

I'd love to know what you're up to! Have you started new projects, or are you working on UFOs from 2009? Have you figured out what your projects will be for the Ravelympics? Are you crazy enough to have plans for 2010 holiday season gifts?! (I admit, I do!) Drop me a note! I love the lurve :)

First up for me, even before the ball dropped in Times Square, I cast on a sock! It's my own design - my way of learning what I like, what I don't and trying to make sock knitting un-monotonous.
it's Socks That Rock fingering weight
I have a feeling that it's partner will be Miss Babs fingering weight, Yet, in a delicious light turquoise ... It's goooorgeous!

Continued from 2009, my Damson. Le sigh, she hates me. But, more on that later ...

Beginning tomorrow, Darcy over at Knotty Knitter, hooked a few of us on a beautiful shawl called Simple Things by Heather @ Rainy Day Goods. I just adore Heather's patterns and knit style so I am really excited to cast on for this knit-a-long!

Darcy's FO! yummy!

I'm also taking part in a Spring Swap with the Got Friends group on Ravelry. It's a fun group to stay in touch with and add to your personal "friends" collection on Rav. Details are still coming in - we haven't been paired up yet but, it's going to be a bit different in that we will be swapping not just yarn but other goodies too!

For the Ravelympics, I still have to choose my projects to work on from the lighting of the Winter Games torch in Vancouver, thru the closing ceremonies. I'm thinking gloves, and possibly Elizabeth Zimmerman's Baby Surprise Jacket. I'm on Team FGF and Team Knitmore! *Join us!*

But, also on my plate, I want to cast on EZ's Tomten! Yep it's a lot like the BSJ, but the Tomten has a hood. I am thinking of either starting a KAL group for it on Ravelry, or maybe I'll just drag a few of my local favorite knitters into the WIP with me!

Adult Tomten Jacket

The Tomten and Baby Surprise Jackets can both be adapted to adult sizes. I'm going to start with Molly sized first, however :)

Also lined up for my 2010 knitting will be, finishing 10 knitting projects in the year (I did 21 in '09 so, that shouldn't be a problem), joining in a dishcloth KAL, and learning how to make fun, funky hats using yarn for kid chemo patients at Children's Hospital in DC.

It's going to be a rewarding year as far as knitting goes. I hope you join us! xoxo

Friday, January 8, 2010

this space for rent

I've got so many things to say, but it's way too late! See you tomorrow ;) Promise! xoxo