but first off... chrsitmas was so fun! we had a plan this year to complete a list full of fun family activities every day before chrsitmas once the hubs was on holidays. and i'm happy we just about got every one done :) from ice skating, to the christmas train ride, and watching the polar express on imax. we even made sure to go for a drive to see all of the lovely christmas lights, drank yummy hot chocolate, firetruck light parades, much baking... and the list goes on. so many good memories this christmas!
but it's time to get on with the new year. i'm really excited about this one, for some reason... :) just feeling really inspired, and i hope for that to continue throughout the year. i'm not usually one for resolutions.. i feel like i always set myself up for failure... but i've decided to really take charge of this year. no excuses..
so i've decided to start off the year with a KAL. i mentioned it briefly on the facebook page, and got some response... but it doesn't matter how big this is.. so long as we're doing it.. and i'd love for you to do it with me :)
so first kal of the year, here we come!
can you believe that i've never knitted real socks before? i say real, because i've done the slipper sock. you know, the bulky sock where gauge doesn't really matter kind, on big needles.. nothing on 2.5mm or smaller. so it's time i gave it a try. and because i don't want to have leftover yarn.. i want to do toe up. here's the pattern we're gonna tackle!
skew sock kal
pattern: skew by: lana holden.
you can find all of the ravelry projects here (well over 2,500 projects!) , and the english version of the pattern is here, in knitty.
the yarn i've chosen for my socks: Patons kroy socks. in ragg shades.
already i've been learning new stitches and forms of casting on! i love that i'm being challenged a bit by this!
the kal will run for the month of january, and i'll have some posts up just for the kal. i do hope you can join in! we can encourage eachother along the way, and have ourselves the coolest pair of socks at the end of the month!
i cast on last night. and i'm working at the mid toe. i'm so excited!
so what do you say, you in? i'd love to do a kal with you! no better way to start off the new year!
today is my little man's 4th birthday! why must they get so big so fast? haha. oh goodness.
here's wishing you a wonderful start to the year! let's begin this year with a bang! and new socks. :) i'd love to hear how you're doing, and what your plans are for this year! xo