I know I'm not the only one who gets their week all out of whack when there is a holiday, and if I am the... only one humor me. I will say the holiday break has given me time to sit and think. Well honestly, what gave me time to sit and think was the fact that my internet has been incredibly spotty. Without my online diversions... Pinterest, Raverly, Ebay, a bajillion blogs...I decided to figure out what I have knitted over the last 12 months. I was pleasantly surprised at my output. I have completed 17 pairs of socks - 3 of which were the humongous ones for my son which should count as 1.5 pairs but I won't argue with myself... although I could...I'm good at it -LOL! And I have knitted 4 shawls, however only 1 of them has gotten blocked. Now some of the pairs of socks were partially knit in previous years but they were completed in 2012. I still have a collection of mateless socks which are waiting to be paired up in some coming year, so I figure the total pair number is a wash.
As for this week I finished the last pair I'll get to in 2012, my lovely yellow Carolina socks - you can find the free pattern here.
I will do another pair with this pattern, and make an adjustment in the K3tog part. I think it would be easier to K2tog and then slip 1 over. You'd get the same result although it might look different than the K3tog version, but I don't think so... and I have waaaay over thought this.
I started another pair of plain stockinette socks. These are Regia Design Line "Garden Effects" in the Herb Garden colorway.
I love the colors - eggplant, paprika, teal, olive green and a chartreuse-y green.
A week ago heyitskarla whose blog is These are a Few of my Shinest Things left me a comment about what were the wire frames I showed with my socks. Unfortunately didn't have any way for me to respond to her comments so I thought I'd talk about it here. These are wire sock blockers.
I have NO intention to EVER block a pair of socks. I only purchased them so I could take better pictures of my socks. I like how they let you show the pattern the way it would look on your foot and it is easier to take pictures this way then on my feet with my pale and pasty calves blinding you.
I like taking the time at the end of the year to reflect on what I have accomplished. However I have no intentions of making any New Year's resolutions about what I will get done in 2013. I'm no good at resolutions. However I have decided that this year before I buy new yarn I should first "shop the stash". I have a lovely selection of yarns I have purchased that are now malingering in plastic bins in my storage room. I'm going to free a few and let them see the light of day. Now I didn't say I wasn't going to buy any yarn next year (although it would be possible) cause that is just crazy talk! But I'm going to try to be a bit more judicious in my purchases... at least I'll try to try- LOL!