Monday, 5 January 2009

Happy New Year!

I know I'm a day or 5 late, but I took myself off to Donegal for the New Year with some knitting friends, and knitted.

I was slightly deluded as to what I could actually accomplish up there (I brought stuff to knit a jumper, shawl, socks and finish a baby cardigan) Needless to say, those 4 items were not completed. I did cast on the shawl and knit through 100g of Sirdar Blur which helps with the 100 ball knitdown challenge (there's a list on the side so I can keep track of what I've used) Unfortunately, the shawl wasn't necessary, at the top of the list or urgent. It was a distraction, a procrastination tool. I didn't want to seam the cardigan and I didn't want to do 14 inches of 2x2 rib over 230+ stitches.

I'll get the cardigan finished this week, same goes for the shawl (hopefully) The socks will be cast on and so will the jumper.... a few evil rows at a time, but it'll get done.

As for mysock club, I'm not starting that until the Trekking socks are done. So I suppose these socks are unofficially the first of the year (although they kicked my butt last year and should have been done then)

Off to get cracking on this shawl then!


Fairytale Frog said...

Well the thing is, you need to have choice when you're in Donegal so there's no chance of you getting bored with the project you're working on and then .... *gasp* ... not knitting!

Nikki said...

god forbid I not have knitting!!!! This summer... there's some serious knitting to do!

Fancy a summer CPH knitalong type thing like we did with emerald?

Fairytale Frog said...

CPH? oh the hoodie! I say yes, sounds like a plan .... think we can get it done while we're away?

Nikki said...

hopefully... and it'll be done in my kicarra yarn!!!