1 – 2012: Herringbone Neck-Warmer

It’s almost the 15th of the month and I haven’t picked up my knitting needles.  Enough of that!!!

I found the perfect pattern to get me started this year — the Loops Yarn Herringbone Neck-Warmer.   This will also be the first project in my stash busting efforts.  I’m on a yarn-diet for the year — at least until October — but I’m sure I’ll be able to find yarn I can use in my very large stash.

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The pattern seems quick, easy and I’ll be able to learn a knit stitch pattern and a new technique (creating button-holes) — perfect!!!!

Loops Yarn even has a clear, concise video showing how to produce the stitch pattern.  How much better can it get?  🙂

TWIK: On the Needles

My Noro from this yarn haul begged me to turn it into this Garter & Lace Wrap.  I think the richness and the sheen of the Noro yarn will pack an even bigger punch with this project.  It’s simple enough, but I can already envision the F.O.  I’m hoping to finish it by my birthday (Oct 8th) so I can rock the “honest to goodness” hell out of it for the Fall.  😛  In addition to the greatness that this shawl/wrap will become, it’ll also give me an opportunity to block a lace project for the first time.

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In addition to that project, I’ve finally found a pattern I want to do for my former supervisor (two other ones have hit the bricks hard already 😛 ).  This is another lace project — simple enough for my skill level but interesting enough for me not to become bored (like I so frequently become 😳 )  I’m going even give up some of my Knitpicks merino yarn for this project so she can have a lasting gift.  😛  All this lace … I hope I’m not becoming a lace addict.  😀  But on second thought … there are worse things to be addicted to right?  😀

She and I are meeting up for dinner sometime around the first week in October.  I’ll have it finished before then and packaged nicely for her.

pattern and image credit: Petal Edge Scarf

Annnnd … I’m going to swatch my first afghan sometime this week.

Ravelry pattern source: Lace Leaf Afghan

This is going to be a busy week in knit and after not being able to do much anything this weekend, I look forward to getting some projects started.  But the only thing is … errrrrr … 😳 … only one of these projects are on my Knitology: Year of Projects list.  😳