Monday, January 11, 2016

On My Needles: Welcome 2016

I am excited to welcome a new year of knitting! I have Big Plans in store for 2016. Just look at my Ravelry queue. When I queue a project, that means I have the pattern, I have the yarn, and am waiting for an opportunity to cast on. See? Big Plans. Currently I have two projects on the needles. 

This is my Scoreboard Cowl, which I described in this post. It has grown into something enormous. I'm in the home stretch, with only 37 rounds to go. Then I get to join the two ends of the tube by executing a maneuver called Kitchener In The Round. Thankfully, there's a video for that. There's a knitting video for anything, I think.   

Here is my first sock for 2016. The pattern is Hickory from the Knitter's Book of Socks. The cuff is finished and I'm ready to do some chart reading to start the leg. The yarn is String Theory Hand Dyed Yarn in a blend of merino, cashmere and nylon. It's a dream to knit up and the color variation is amazing. Is it too soon to be in love with these socks?

As part of my Big Plans, I'm attempting to knit a pair of socks every month in 2016. Coincidentally, the Just One More Row podcast has a Knit Along for that. Their rules helped me get organized and the thread in their Ravelry forum is inspiring.

That's it for now. I hope to do lots more casting on this month and finish a few things along the way. Happy knitting!


  1. I had great plans to knit a pair of socks each month..something in a theme each time; but I keep getting distracted by special requests. I'm knitting plain black work socks for my brother at the minute. Best of luck with all your plans!

  2. Sounds like you are going to have a FUN knitting year! I really like the yarn for those socks!

  3. I know nothing about knitting, so I am all the more impressed at that every long queue you have set up for yourself. Happy Knitting in 2016!

  4. That scoreboard cowl looks comfy. Hand knitted socks look so fun, maybe I should learn to knit one day...


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