I wrote my New Years Resolutions, and not a single one has anything to do with knitting. A couple may apply to knitting as well as other parts of my life, but no resolutions just for knitting. No matter what I say, I will knit what I want with what I want. If I see a yarn I like and it’s in budget, I’ll buy it. If I want to start something before I finish something else, I will.
Some days I knit a little, some days I knit a lot.
Here’s what I’ve wanted to do so far this year.
Cruising along Hwy 40 in December, I saw a sign for Holly Bee Yarns. Dad and I were on our way to my doctor appointment, and we had time to stop for lunch or for yarn. I love my dad. We stopped for yarn. Valdese, NC is a very small historical town that will be fun to explore- but another day. I bought a few things to try out. The pink and white cotton will be a hand towel from Mason Dixon Knitting. I think I’ll like it. We’ll see how it washes. The other is acrylic that I’m not as happy with. It’s soft and easy on the hands and the colors are vibrant, but it’s loosely plied and the fibers are very short. Every time I knit with it, the little fibers get in my contacts. Definitely not good for babies, but it is thick and warm so I'll knit up what I bought for Knit for Kids. The next time I go I think I’ll try some of the other cottons.
My Jaywalkers are knitting up nicely. The pattern is easy and shows off the colors in the yarn so well- they were meant for each other. My feet can’t wait.
Now I’m trying to decide on a sweater to start. I’ve narrowed it down to two.
I even have the yarn called for- never done that before. Lottie in Debbis Bliss Cotton Angora, or Pinwheel Sweater in Mister Joe Blanket from Elann. I tend to buy yarn without a pattern in mind, then mix and match what I have. This may be so much fun I’ll start both.