Our storm never materialized yesterday and this morning it is actually above freezing! I'm getting a bit of a late start. After waking at 3 a.m. and staying awake for a couple of hours, I managed to fall back asleep and did not wake up till 7 a.m. Thankfully work is quiet and I have no where I HAVE to go today. We may actually get the Christmas tree out of the house today! This is the longest it has ever been up, but it has remained fresh and we haven't been too motivated to take it down. We only put lights on it and the red cardinal we always put on the top - no other ornaments, so it will be a fast job. I need/want to clear the Christmas stuff off the buffet too. So hard to believe that January is just about over!
The past week saw a bit of progress on my knitting projects. First up the Heart Warmer Cowl - I'm about halfway through the cable & lace section.
Not sure why the picture turned around sideways, but whatever. I'm loving the varigated yarn with the solid ribbing.
Next up I managed to get through the color work on the Yule Wave Sock - I did that last night and have not tried it yet to see if it is loose enough. I did switch to a size 3 needle for the color work and I believe that helped.
I definitely need practice with this. I need to find the best way to keep the color work loose, but not get ladders where the needles meet up. If anyone has suggestions, tips, etc. please share!
I've also been a bit like a crow or raven - distracted by shiny objects. Specifically, the pattern Guernsey Wrap by Jared Flood. I have wanted to make this for years! Finally I bought the pattern. And then the yarn. But, I did not go with Brooklyn Tweed yarn (I've heard some very mixed reviews on that and it would have cost over $100 for the yarn to make this). Instead I went with Wool of the Andes from KnitPicks (around $21 for the yarn) in the colorway Mink Heather.