So if I told you I’d been kidnapped by pirates and forced to walk the plank and swim home and that’s why I haven’t posted to my blog in four months, would you believe me?
For all my radio silence, there has not been much to report. I knit a lot of stuff for giftmas presents, most of which I did not photograph, and have decided to selfishly stick to knitting stuff for my own self.
In 2012 I have decided to shamelessly steal Will Knit For Food‘s idea of knitting a pair of socks and a sweater every month. (She sews stuff, too. I’m not quite that ambitious… yet.)
I didn’t take a picture of January’s socks yet, but they are just plain toe-up socks, knitted two at a time on one circ according to Melissa Morgan-Oakes’ instructions. I used Knit Picks Felici in Moonlit.
January’s sweater is the Iced cardi done in Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky. I love this sweater and I freaking loved knitting with this yarn. It’s not overly soft, but it’s so SQUISHY. It’s permanent home is the back of my office chair for me to wrap up in when it’s cold.
I’m plugging along on my February projects – a Paulie cardigan out of Knit Picks Palette in Fog and the stripes in Chroma Fingering in Prism. No pictures of it yet since I was terrified I was going to have to rip the whole sucker out. But I took it off the needle last night and it fits beautifully, so all my worry was for naught. And picture soon.
Here’s my february socks: Jaywalker in Knit Picks Felici Goth.
Just for the record, I swear I use yarn from other companies than Knit Picks. In fact, March’s sweater will be from yarn I ordered from iceyarns.com. Can’t wait.