Sunday, January 3, 2010

The last and the first

Dear Mom,

This is the last project started and finished in 2009, another baby gift.

And this is the first knitting project, started and completed in 2010.

It is also my first knitting project using my own handspun yarn. It also demonstrates my lack of handspinning consistency, but I will defend some of those "inconsistencies" by stating that the entire project (except for the direct sheep care and shearing parts) was done by my hands. I washed and hand-carded the fleece and spun enough to knit the hat.

I don't generally make New Year's resolutions, but this year I am using the the New Year as an opportunity to get a grip on the yarn I have stashed away. Specifically, my sock yarn. It is just too easy to buy sock yarn. So, with that effort in mind, and after talking it over with GinaWhoCanParallelPark, I will state here, for the public record, that I will ( maybe, I hope) make One Sock per Week this year. Read that again. That is NOT one PAIR of socks. That says ONE SOCK. By year's end I should have 26 pairs of socks. I haven't taken sock yarn inventory, but I am pretty sure I have the stash to support my goal. Since I started a sock on New Year's Eve, I will make Wednesday my weekly sock deadline.



Carol L. said...

Ok Kim that is a lot of sock yarn! I will support and help you to achieve your goal. No peer pressure to take you off course. And your home spun and knit "North Porch" is beaUtiful. I'm proud of you. 2010 should bring many more pretty yarns and creative projects to you finger tips. Now get knitting that sock! I expect a full report thus week. :-)

I'm gonna tell Mom! said...

Kim, I would like to get on board with that--except my goal is to knit 1 pair of socks per month. 12 new pairs of socks?! And I can have that same goal for the next 3 years--oops!
Love, Wendy

Anonymous said...

Little girl's outfit is lovely! Love the sassy button!

You know, you could go the Harry Potter route and just do one sock of each kind and not bother with a pair. Isn't that the way the Hogwarts students wore them--unmatched? I mean, you can do a pair, of course, but I'm telling you this so that by year's end you can say that you have knitted an infinite number of pairs of socks.

Impressed that you've already mastered handspinning. Like you tell me, you just need confidence! :)

From Mary, who can also parallel park. (a life skill I hadn't put on my list until now. Thanks.)