Saturday, January 01, 2011

Off and On 2011

There is a classic New Years superstition that what you do the first day sets the tone for the rest of the year. So I planned carefully and finished/bound off this pair of Fetching for a tiny coworker (no fat = ALWAYS cold). The yarn is Caron Simply Soft, and perfect for this dynamo's lifestyle, but as a knitter - YUCK! It's a squeaky yarn, so each cable row literally set my teeth on edge with the sound. Good thing there were so few rows of cable, or this might have been the little project that didn't.

Then Barbara of Spencer Hill Dyeworks (seriously, look at that gorgeous Saxon Green!
introduced me to a new New Years Day Tradition...selfish casting on. You cast on something for YOU. You don't have to go all monogamously weird with it, but you cast it on. So I have joined the literally tens of thousands who have attempted Monkeys. It's Lorna's Laces Sock in Amy's Vintage Office. We'll see where this leads.

And to my friend who sent me the adorable card which read "2010 - be gone you B-stard!" May 2011 be SO MUCH better. Actually, that goes for all of you, may 2011 be a good year for you.


tina said...

Laughing at "squeaky yarn"--- you do what you must, right? And I do love Fetching------- and as much as I've loved it, I've never knit it! Go figure! Happy to hear you cast on, excellent, will be watching your Monkeys. Happy New Year!

ChelleC said...

Oh the yarn may have been squeaky and annoying - only a fellow knitter would understand the true meaning of "squeaky yarn." Ha! But anyway those are so cute. I'm sure she'll appreciate them.

Love the idea of selfish knitting on new years. And I've been meaning to do Monkey socks myself for so long. Maybe this year, finally?