Out with the old, in with the new…knitting

It feels good to get a project off the needles. I just finished my panel for Leigh Radford’s Community Knitting Project. This is for a blanket; each blanket consists of nine panels.

albers spiral

This looks delicious. (I’ve had too many cinnamon rolls lately…)

I picked up this project from Leigh when it looked like this, including the needles which were donated by Lantern Moon. The needles will go back to Leigh and maybe someone else will knit a panel with them. (Or do you want to? I can send them along.)

albers2

The dark brown Lamb’s Pride stripe was just started. I went from there to here.

albers squiggle

It’s interesting to try to coordinate with someone else’s color palate! I had some leftover yarn from my Log Cabin Blanket, and was happy to see that some of the colors would work. This was great TV knitting, a simple ribbed pattern.

Now that the blanket panel is done, I’m planning to start January with a little selfish knitting. Fingerless mitts are in order! They’ll either be my Hugs and Kisses Fingerless Mitts that I started on the flight back from Hawaii (but didn’t get far)…

oxo to be

…or a new design that’s rolling around in my head in Malabrigo Arroyo, a sport/DK weight superwash. I just picked this up at Twisted when I dropped off some patterns yesterday.

arroyo

These blues are so me! But so is the Beaujolais. Where should I start? Or maybe I should start both; the OXO mitts for when I just want to follow a pattern, and the Arroyo when I have more time to think and plan. Yeah, that’s the ticket…

I also think I’m making something for DH for his January birthday. Maybe. That’s a lot on the needles for a usually monogamous (about projects) knitter. Wish me luck!

What’s on your needles for the new year?

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7 responses to “Out with the old, in with the new…knitting

  1. First up is a 2012 dishcloth in a lovely shade of purple. Then at the stroke of midnight, I’m all about the socks!

    Happy New Year, Michele. Hope to see you again, if you travel east to see College Boy.

  2. Happy New Year!!! It’s ok to break your knitting rules… Enjoy all your new projects. I can’t wait to see them…

  3. So pretty!

    I’m still trying to finish the scarf of doom. /sigh

    Happy New Year!

  4. So many things to knit!! Working on ways to create more time to knit!
    Happy New Year!

  5. Love the play on colors in that panel! Happy New Year! I’m saving for the next sock summit;). It would be nice to be by there’d again sooner. We shall see…

  6. It must be the time for fingerless mitts. I’m working on a pair from Wendy Johnson’s latest book.

  7. I am working out the final details of a new mitten I designed. Always fun to challenge my brain cells and have something pretty and practical to enjoy from the endeavor.