During my blog-break since the beginning of the year I have become obsessed with my goals for knitting this year. I haven't been very successful in the knitting but I have been doing a lot.
I decided to start with socks. My first project is Wendy Johnson's Dead Simple Lace Socks made with Knit Picks Stroll Heather in Sprinkle color way. It went pretty well for a while there.
I even got as far as the heel but as I started up the ankle. I hit a fubar with the all around pattern. I just couldn't fix it. I got so frustrated that I just had to frog it. The yarn is a little splitty and it was just pissing me off trying to fix the pattern and get to a good place. I just couldn't get there. I soaked the yarn to work out the kinks and start over. While I was waiting for it to dry I started a new one with another ball of stroll I had in the City Lights color way.
I've had to tink back a couple of times but I've been able to see the pattern and pick the stitches up in the right order without splitting.
Below is a small gallery of my meager accomplishments in the last two and a half months.
There are a few dish cloths as well as a few UFO's. And then there is the new baby project. The daughter of a friend from work is having a baby and I've begun a blanket as a set of baby leg warmers. I want to do something lacy for the blanket and the hard part is picking the pattern. I went to the library and checked out a couple of books on lace type patterning. More on that later. There is some pink fiber calling my name.