The month of January sped right – Kris and I continue to work on the house (kitchen remodel in the works now… more details to come!) and the knitting has been slow and steady. I wish I could say that I have been super productive, but truth is, I haven’t. And I also haven’t been so good about keeping up with my blog (obviously) but I am hopeful that this will catch on soon. There are plenty of fun things to talk about (the house remodels, my new obsession with “pinning”, new yarn/books, movie-watching, my sugar-free experiment with lots of recipes to name a few…) and this journey back to regular blogging has to start with one step – er, entry.
So, why not a post about what I have been knitting? No doubt the thing that brings most of you to this little corner of the internet is the knitting – so here you go!
My fellow hockey-loving knitters and I do a January hat knitalong that we call the January Hat Trick. Three hats = a “hat trick”. I jumped the gun a bit this year and made a hat in December for my sister’s Christmas present, and then knit 2 hats for myself in January. I didn’t technically make a full hat trick, but I am happy with all the hats! I have another hat on the needles now, but it’s been pushed back a bit until I finish some of my other knits. You can see details on all the hats over on Ravelry.
My project for 2011 is to knit down the stash – specifically the single skeins and small project yarns. I am planning several more hats, cowls, shawls, scarves, and baby knits. Even thinking about a big blanket with small color repeats… I do want to make some sweaters too (I need to finish Kris’s before it gets too warm to wear it!) but that will be after I make some headway on the small projects. Wish me luck!