yarn along

Wednesdays are for yarn alongs.  Join the fun, hosted by Small Things.   In her words:

~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs.  I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~


Well, would you look at that!  Nick has, nearly, a pair of socks, as opposed to the single sock that’s been in his possession for over a year. The pattern is Seafarer’s Socks found on Ravelry for free.

The Scarlet Letter is over half read, and I’m liking it more and more with each turning of the electronic page, that is ibooks.  I’m revisiting Natural Beekeeping, to prepare for our Spring plans.

a scary endeavor

I have some knitting goals for the year.  As a housewife who has a seemingly unusual amount of creative energy (and not nearly as much of the cleaning energy), I am venturing out of the hat, scarf, and simple baby sweater type of knitting.  Do you want to know what’s on the list?  Here it is in no particular order:

1) socks– these have scared the tar out of me thus far, but it’s time to grab some itty-bitty needles and cast on.

2) mittens– like socks, but a little less intimidating.

3) Nick knits–  I’ve only made the guy 1 hat, which was recently given away for a good cause.  He needs some yarn love.

4) A shawl– a lacy shawl…for me.

5) A Zimmerman– I have no particular one in mind.  I just know that if an artist had a chance to paint with Monet, he would.  Such would a knitter with a Zimmerman pattern.  It’s like a right of passage in my eyes.  More about Elizabeth Zimmerman can be found here.

6) Colorwork– Fair Isle needs a chance on my needles.

So that’s that.  I’m expecting this post will keep me accountable to these goals.  Just so you don’t think I’m a complete whack, let me just say that many of these goals will be combined in one project.  In example: A pair of fair isle mittens using a EZ pattern for…Nick?  Well, maybe not for Nick.  He’s not a mitten kinda guy.  He’s rarely a glove guy as far as hands are concerned.  Ha!

Happy knitting all!  Please join in if you so wish.  Leave your updates and blog links in the comments box.