In with the new . . .

Happy New Year!!
I’ve spent the better part of the past week trying to get my knitting life organized! I’m so looking forward to having time to knit, knit, knit on lots of different projects.

This past week I finished up a scarf for my Dad. It’s the Double Diamond Scarf – from a Love of Knitting magazine that I got back in 2011. That’s when I first cast on. It’s made from Aslan Natural Luxury Yarns that I bought at Yarns Etc. Man, you want to talk about soft yarn – it’s amazing. I just put it in the mail yesterday, along with the Brickless for his wife (when I told her she had a handmade gift coming she was psyched! Sooo knit-worthy!!). Here it is:

Dad's scarf

I can’t wait to hear how they like their gifts.

Currently I’m working on a pair of cozy socks for my husband. Similar to the pair I made for my son. Sock #1 was giving me fits last night – really attacking me! Back on track now! I’ve also pulled my June’s Favorite Cardigan out a deep sleep and am working on that again. I do love that project!!

My plan for the year is to have a nice knitted gift for my family members on their birthdays. Nothing big of course. Maybe socks. Maybe a hat or mitts. Probably a lot of the 2 Hour Toe Up slippers!! We’ll see how this goes. Trying not to get stressed and plan to use this as a way to try new things!! I also signed up for a Craftsy class on using a drop spindle!! May as well give that a try!

For reading, my goal this year is to read one work of classic fiction a month. First up, For Whom The Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemmingway. Reading along with my Dad and sisters. I’ve started, but am not too far in yet!!

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