2011-11-06_13-47-36_694_edit0There were some lofty knitting goals this year. I had this crazy idea that I would knit a pair of socks for each month of the year. So far, I've only knit 2.25 pairs. Pregnancy has that affect on some people

Socks be darned (snicker) I did manage to knit a vest for my dad. A vest is a nice thing to knit for a dad. Two less sleeves to screw up, which increased the likelihood that the finished product would actually fit my father. Thankfully it did fit and my dad has seen fit to even wear it in public.

Somehow I was able to whip up a chunky hat for a friend and thus ensued a renewed vigor where knitting was concerned. I busted out with the number one yarn out of my stash. The one that I have been waiting for just the right project for. My Jo Sharp Aran Tweed in Jewel, which is probably my favorite color ever that always looks good on me. I'm knitting a Diminishing Rib Cardigan with it, which was mainly chosen because I thought I had enough yarn to make it. I only have 10 skeins. Hopefully, I'll be able to make it. Fingers crossed.

I've gotten about 5% finished. The tubular cast on was a major PITA and I'm terrible at remembering to do the edge stitch, but we'll make it through.

blanketmiteredI'm also making the Mason Dixon Mitered Cross blanket. I'm only five blocks through. It's an enjoyble knit, but I know it's going to take me forever to finish. I'm using Cascade 220. I was able to get a decent stash of it before the prices went up.

And I'm making a pair of socks with Dream in Color Starry, which initially I was unhappy with. The yarn seemed a little inconsistent and rough on the skin, but I think I may have got a mill end because after a couple of yards the yarn evened out and softened and I'm happy again. I'm going to do some embroidery on those socks, or maybe spell out some letters in yarn overs. I don't know.


What I do know? It's nice to be knitting again. Apologies for the crappy photos. Camera phones are just not what they're cracked up to be.

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