One FO (the first of 2013):
These are for my Mum as she put another pair of socks I'd knitted for her into the machine and felted them so I said she could have these ones.
These are not for my Mum - or anyone else for that matter. These are for me!
One Row Handspun Scarf by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (aka The Yarn Harlot). In the pattern instructions on her blog, Stephanie says to keep going until a. the yarn runs out, b. the scarf is long enough or c. you get bored. I'm starting to see what she means about c.! It's a very nice pattern and I think it's working nicely with this speckled yarn, but the rows are a bit repetitive, so I'm alternating knitting that and socks.
Some yarn waiting in the wings to be cast on:
crocheted hat I made for my Mum just before Christmas. It's the same yarn - King Cole Merino Blend - but this is the 4ply rather than the DK. These balls are going to become a Leftie scarf for Mum's birthday (which is in May so not exactly scarf weather, but hey-ho - she can put it away until the autumn). I'll be using the blue for the body of the scarf with the leaves alternating in pink and cream.
Finally, I told a fib yesterday. I have signed up for one knitting challenge this year. A small sock one where I've said I'll aim to knit four pairs in 2013. Looks as though I'll make that one as I'm already nearly halfway there!
Next time, I might have made a bit more of a dent in the handspun scarf and finished off the Raspberry merino socks. There's also a good chance that I'll have cast on the Leftie scarf as well!