HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
I sincerely hope that you had a wonderful holiday season and that this new year will bring everything you wish for. I've already shared with you my plan for the new year. I don't do resolutions. I do like to give myself goals and make a plan to accomplish those goals. This year's yarn related goal will be through the Ewe-la-la group on Ravelry and the 14 in 2014 challenge. I chose to make 14 projects from stash yarn. I've already started one and have more on the needles and I will keep you apprised as things progress.
I still have Christmas knitting to finish. I don't have a deadline because I didn't want one. I don't like knitting deadlines. Takes my wonderful fun hobby and turns it into a job. A really poor paying job. So when I agree to make something for someone or if I choose to make something on my own, I decided it would get done when it's done. I've been wanting to cast on and start the Donegal Cap for Paul, my sister's fiance for a few weeks. It has five pages of directions. Yup 5 pages. For a cap. It looks interesting and he picked it. Yesterday was Monday and in my rush to get out of the house and to the train I forgot to pick up the project bag with everything I thought I needed to start.
So I worked on my pink lemonade sunset socks. Self stripping with colors that remind me of pink lemonade and a sunset. See:
Last night I checked my bag and made sure I had the yarn, needles, and pattern. And everything was ready to go. Anyone ever tell you to read the entire pattern before you start? I always do. But what I should have done was read the entire pattern and I prepped my go bag. Because then I wouldn't be in the situation I am now. I cast on and got to the end of the third row when I discovered (because I didn't read all the way through and would have ended up here anyway if I had) that I needed another set of needles. The cap starts with the brim. And separating brim stitches at the 4th row. So now I have an hour train ride home and no second set of needles. Which means that I will either be reading on my way home or that I break down and ride the subway plus a bus and walk a few blocks to the nearest LYS and buying needles for the train ride home. Hmmm.