I'd just like to get one thing out of the way before we get started...
THE HOLIDAYS ARE OVER!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT! Can I get an Amen?
Don't get me wrong: I love this time of year, or rather, I love the idea of this time of year. I always get all misty-eyed when I think about the decorating, the baking, the cards, picking out the perfect gifts for my loved-ones. To say nothing about the knitting! But when it comes time to actually do it? Well... it's a lot of work, innit?
The important thing is that it's over for another year, and now I can focus on what's really important: my knitting! And sharing it with you, of course.
So! I got a brand new, for-real, grown-up camera for Christmas this year, a Nikon D3000, and I had fun playing with it taking pictures of my Wips this afternoon. Can I just say what a difference having a proper camera (and good lighting) makes? Bliss!
First up, a pair of Citrus mittens.
I've been meaning to knit myself another pair of mittens for a while now, as my Grove mittens are a bit, well... holey, heh. I'm knitting these with KnitPicks Palette yarn, and I'm really enjoying them. Rather, I'm enjoying them now that I'm past the 17 rows of 1x1 stockinette on the cuff.
Next up is a pair of Conwy socks, from Knitting on the Road, using KnitPicks Stroll.
While these are technically a Wip, I've sort of fallen off the sock wagon over the past month, so I haven't been making much progress on them (isn't that always the case?). Maybe it's got something to do with the fact that I'm knitting wee cables every two rows using almost black yarn, sigh. They're a bit tedious, I'll be glad to get these off the needles.
I also needed some comfort knitting (natch'), so I recently cast on for the Cedar Leaf Shawlette (a pattern gifted to me by the lovely Robyn, thanks again girl!) using my leftover Madelinetosh Tosh worsted.
As you can see, I haven't gotten very far on it... yet. And yeah, I know Cedar leaves are traditionally green. Ask me if I care.
I think that's a pretty good start to the year, wouldn't you say? Especially since I've already got a FO on the blocking mats! Here's a sneak peek, can you guess what it is?
Happy Knitting Everyone! And may you all have a Happy, safe, healthy New Year.