Once I got home, I started a pair of Shadow Rib Socks (one of my favorite patterns since it ALWAYS fits and looks good in so many yarns) in some Opal from the same yarn box as the Bearfoot. At the back of my mind, I was thinking perhaps I would finish off the entire bin (10 pair of socks worth) as a New Year's resolution-worthy activity this year.
Unfortunately, I ran into the inverse problem that the Yarn Harlot did today (she had too many rows of garter stitch to knit in a very boring tan color). I should have figured it out from the color name -- Papagei, German for parrot -- but this yarn is amazingly garish, to the point it is hard for me to continue with. Don't believe me? Look at this:
|The Hopelessly Garish Sock-in -progress|
|Scarf for Charity in Red Heart|
• Complete at least 12 WIPs from prior years (and, yes, I do have more than a dozen to choose from)
• Complete at least 12 projects from yarn acquired in prior years (above and beyond the WIPs)
• Complete at least 12 major projects (some can be started in prior years)
I saw a New Year's resolution a few days ago that one should only knit with yarn one loves.
I have already violated that rule. However, I know from past experience that it feels really good to create an object of beauty and usefulness (such as the above scarf) from inherited stash. I also know that new handknit socks are much better than machine knit (or almost worn out handknit), so I will trudge onward.
If Zelda has not yet appeared, I plan to finish off one of several shawls and scarves in hibernation after the above two projects are complete.
Maybe even a sweater if I'm feeling ambitious...