Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Yarn Along

A cold and icy yarn along today. But at least it is sunny. We had some snow on Monday afternoon, quickly followed by freezing rain and now everything is covered with a layer of ice. It thaws a little in the sunshine and then freezes over again.

I plan on knitting at least one pair of socks every month this year and I am already one month behind. These are my January socks. My boy Jack is terrified of the noise the dpns are making and so I try to avoid knitting with them when he is around (I don't like scaring my cats) and since he hangs around me a lot I am not making much progress on my socks. I have already ordered some bamboo needles.


These are the squares for my 2015 Crochet Blanket project. I decided to use the colors I used in the Doctor Who scarf, using up the leftovers and then buying what is needed as I go along.


I am reading War Brides by Helen Bryan.




Joining with Ginny.

9 comments:

Tracey ~ Clover said...

I love the idea of knitting a pair of socks a month, I may try that next year.
Miss Bette is at the vets this morning having a little procedure so she won't be in heat every other day. I am really missing her and can't wait for her to come home tomorrow.

Jayne Marti said...

Lovely blanket and socks! Too funny that the needles scare Jack!

elisabethandree said...

Wonderful projects and your squares look beautiful!

karen said...

I had high hopes of always having socks on the needles, but now two weeks have gone by without that goal being met. Love your socks and I bet you can catch up!!

Lisa @ HappyinDoleValley said...

I've got socks going, too, and while I didn't intend to be knitting a pair each month as you plan to, it seems it just might be how my knitting year falls out! I just love those little squares you're working on...I have a similar project that has been hibernating for quite some time and it might be time to wake it up! :)

Donna said...

A pair a month is a really good goal. I would definitely use up some of that stash that I have! I love the yarn color. Purple is my favorite.

Paula, the quilter said...

You are going to love knitting with the bamboo needles. That is all I use, because I clutch the metal ones too tight and then my hands ache. Doesn't happen with the bamboo.

Sue G Johnson said...

I had my first ice dance this afternoon. It was an interesting experience to say the least! I had a cat that was frightened of plastic bags and tinfoil. I totally understand you ordering bamboo needles! Your socks are looking good. Love the colour and the pattern.

Mlissabeth said...

I like your idea of a pair of socks per month, too. Nice progress on the circle in a square granny squares.