Well, it’s almost the end of yet another year, I’m hoping the next doesn’t go as fast as this one has. My baby girl is now 13 months old & I can’t believe it, she’s changed so much and has a real personality now. Also my little boy has become such a little chatterbox and is always surprising me with the things he says.
I have been thinking about the New Year and what I would like to do craft wise, I have a huge list of things I’d like to do. With two children under three years old it is generally quite difficult to get my teeth into anything most days, but I do manage a bit of knitting.
I have finally managed to get a grasp of the toe up cast on – Judy’s magic cast for toe up socks this is a great video on You Tube, not only have I managed it but I’m also doing it on a circular needle so I can knit two socks at a time!! I was so excited that I’d finally got it, but my excitement was short lived as I decided to start a pattern on the foot and it went wrong, so now I’m spending even longer ripping it back?! So I’m a bit fed up and I’ve started to knit a shoulder wrap in chunky yarn on a 8mm circular needle. It’s great I don’t have to think really, it’s just k2, p2 rib for about 36 rows.
Oh dear how time flies, the above was written about 4 weeks ago. The circular socks are still in the progress of being ripped back?! It’s been so long that I may well start them again, it’s all practice. The shoulder wrap is almost finished. The trouble is I can’t resist starting a new project before the last one is finished, so I also have a pair of socks on dpns & a shawl in Botany lace and… I have my eye on a couple of patterns in the latest Knit Now magazine. Whoops, already broken my new year knitting resolution of finishing one project before starting another. Maybe I should just have a rule where everything I start has to be finished by the end of the year.