Because at least in my case, the minute I sign up for a KAL, I seem to lose the desire to knit, or I get sick, or something else happens that keeps me from picking up the needles on said project. So I'm just gonna see where this leads me. I mean, I love to knit socks, and I only have about three pairs for myself. As I mentioned before, this year is gonna include more knitting for me, so how better to start the year than with a pair of socks for myself?
Project: Ms. Dumbledore Socks
Pattern: Classic Socks for the Family, by Melinda Goodfellow (my go-to pattern)
Yarn: Brit Sock from Nomadic Yarns, in the colorway Dumbledore
Needles: US 1 1/2
Modifications: I made the leg and foot a little bit longer, for more comfort
Notes: I am thrilled with how these turned out - especially since they actually match, which is dumb luck, nothing on my part. (Frankly I can't be bothered to do anything extra to make it happen.) And I started and finished them in 16 days, which is crazy fast for me. The woman behind Nomadic Yarns, Ashley, is a former co-worker from Rosie's Yarn Cellar, so I enjoy seeing the color combos she comes up with. This yarn is pretty easy to work with, and unlike the ball of yarn I used for the Vacation Socks for The Tim, which was somewhat splitty, this ball was just fine.
Not a bad beginning, huh?
And I already have another pair of socks on the needles, as well as a hat. I'm going to strike while the iron is hot, since inevitably, there will be some point when I'm just not in the mood to knit at all ...