New Year Knitting
Just a quick post to say I'm still alive and knitting in the new year. I'm multi tasking this month, so no finished objects to show off yet.
I finally restarted my trillium mittens with appropriately contrasting yarn. I'm using a pattern from the Selbuvotter book as my starting point, but then charted out some trilliums for the back of the hand. I finished mitten number 1 in a few days, even with re-knitting the top three times to get it the right size. Excuse the wonky picture, I expect this to look much nicer after blocking. The yarn is JMM's new shetland and I'm totally in love with it.
By the time I was done fixing the mitten top I was sort of burned out on stranded knitting so I cast on a Circle Sunrise jacket in a nice stripey merino I got at Little Knits in September. I'm done with the back and just about ready to cast off the first front. This is a fun little pattern, but the design is so odd that I really won't have any idea if it's going to fit/work until I start sewing it up. The upper arm seems to be the exact size of my arm, so I'm hoping this will block out just a bit. It's an Adventure! I love it when stripes turn a corner.
I also cast on a new pair of socks, so I'd have something simple to work on while goofing off with my knitters. (I had to rip out twelve rows on the jacket front after I messed up the shaping because I was laughing too hard and not paying attention)
This is the regular noro sock yarn, in just about my favorite color combo~ purple and green.
Toe up, plain foot with a chevron leg. I'm a few inches past this photo now and I'm liking the subtlety of the chevron in the wide stripes. Apologies to the cat, who insists on sitting in my lap every moment I am home and stationary.