Currently, I have only two projects OTN. I sort of have a plan for the next couple of months...lots of babies being born and other motivations...
I am a member of the Sock Knitters Anonymous group on Ravelry. Every month, they hold a challenge where you can knit a sock by the featured designer, or knit a pattern that incorporates the featured technique or you can join in the Mystery Sock (MOCK) KAL (knit-a-long) every other month. I've mostly lurked until last Spring when I joined one of the challenges. I tried to join another one or two, but things came up and I didn't really participate in that way. This month, I thought I would do the MOCK. The first clue was released, and so far, I really like the pattern.
I dug up my American Red Cross knit kit in the commemorative tin because I thought the green yarn would lend itself well to the Flora or Fauna theme of the month.
See, it is green - a kind of Army green, but also a deep-in-the-woods kind of green.
The MOCK is designed by Carrie Sullivan of irishgirlieknits. It is called Blathnat, meaning "little flower" in Gaelic. Pictured is the first sock. I thought I'd do the first clue on each sock separately, and then join the two socks on two circs after that.
I am also making a little blanky for a special person who will be born next month. I had a ton of Caron Wintuk from years ago that I had bought for a different project that got derailed. I am doing a basketweave pattern with a seed-stitch border. I like it so far. The yarn...not so much. I have become quite the yarn snob.
I am continuing to Cold Sheep in 2012. I was fairly successful in 2011. I only made thoughtful purchases, and not that many...until I got myself into the Goth Socks Club. It's only one skein of sock yarn per month, for as long as I stay in...Not sure how long that will be yet. Anyway, I was perusing my stash pictures on Ravelry and I thought of projects to make and paired them with yarn and made a list.
I have some cotton chenille yarn that has aged to perfection in the stash and needs to be used this year. It's not Crystal Palace Cotton Chenille; it's some off brand that I had found years ago. It doesn't feel like the Crystal Palace, but maybe that yarn snobbery in me is coming out...I don't know.
I had the biggest urge to make a washcloth yesterday; so, I grabbed one of the partially used balls and some needles. I cast on and worked on it at the STARS game last night. I finished it today. (Y'all are seeing an FO and it is not FO Friday. Shhh, don't tell.) Knitting with this yarn aggravates my bilateral Blackberry thumb issue to no end. I was thinking about making one of these babies a week until I finished up the yarn, but I may have to rethink that plan...
I didn't make as many projects in 2011 as I have in previous years, but I didn't do too badly. I made:
7 pair of socks
6 adult hats
2 baby hats
2 baby booties
2 adult sweaters
2 baby sweaters
1 felted tote bag
1 baby afghan
1 toddler poncho
3 Christmas stockings
I am going to become stashless one of these days...I just know it!