New Year coming, new things to make…

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.

socks shawl

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