Tuesday, January 3, 2017

This Is Why

This is why I wanted to have a sock on the needles and ready to go for our Annual New Year's Board Games Extravaganza.
All that sitting around, chatting, eating and playing games?  Lots of knitting happens.  These are the Moorish Lattice socks.  I'm happy to report that shifting part of the pattern one stitch to the right fixed all the weirdness.  However when I got several inches into the leg, I found that this pattern pulls in a lot.  Rather than rip it back and add a pattern repeat, I'm just going to finish it in a smaller size and gift it.

Lots of eating happened too.   And I discovered that maple cotton candy bears a remarkable resemblance to poofs of Biscuit fluff.   I'm taking great care to ensure the two are not confused.  I prefer to leave spitting out hairballs to the cats.

I don't know that I have any special resolutions for the new year.    I decided to try changing up the look of the blog.  I'll probably be tweaking it for a few weeks until my satisfaction with the look of it balances with my laziness.

I still want to pursue all the hobbies I'm already pursuing.  Only more so!   I expect work to continue to be busy.  My husband and I are plotting the year's travel.  We're thinking shorter trips but more of them this year, so there will be more travel pics.  We've been saying for years (particularly after seeing the Ken Burns series on the National Parks) that we wanted to visit some of the western parks, so that's on the slate for this year.  

I've got my next several knitting projects picked out, but am trying to finish the current sweater before I cast on anything new.  This would be easier if I spent more time actually working on the sweater, but it's getting there.

2016 in knitting was another light year.  Only 30 projects.  The only sweater was for a baby.  There were 3 scarves, 7 hats, 5 pairs of socks, and 14 pairs of mitts/mittens.  I'll hope to do more this coming year.

1 comment:

  1. Very pretty socks! And it sounds like you got a lot accomplished to me!