Generally, I don’t make resolutions.  I wake up each day and try to do the best I can with what I have at hand, be it time, energy, resources, *help*, etc.  With that being said, I do like to make lists and goals.  With the new year, I get a new Knit Meter, a bunch of yarn for Christmas, more time since the holidays are past… you get the idea. I wanted to make a few new items to wear, and branch out beyond socks, hats, and the occasional baby sweater.  I managed to make myself a nice Tea Leaves cardigan (pictures coming soon). Therefore I got the urge to make something else along those lines.  I found the Woodward.  It’s listed as a coat.  I really like it. It is lovely.  Then I noted that it takes 19 or 20 balls of sock yarn. I’m just not feeling up to that at the moment.

I’ve been knitting plain ribbed socks.  This is not groundbreaking, mentally challenging, or even noteworthy to most.  I like ’em anyway.

Plain ribbed sock, Austermann Step, comfortable and squooshy. I got my lovely “Ocean” yarn thanks to the Loopy Ewe, and the fact that my husband knows how to find things I bookmarked or put in a cart or wishlist for myself. Merry Christmas to me, and thanks Sherri (and hubby)!

I’ve started working on more ribbed socks from the same type of yarn, also a Christmas gift from The Husband. How boring, you say.  Well, we are in the middle of a CROSS COUNTRY MOVE!  And yes, I’m excited. It’s just taking all of my extra energy and mental reserve.  We will be saying goodbye to Shreveport and hello Seattle/Tacoma. Yes, yes, yes.  The move is in just a couple of weeks, and life is crazy right now.  But in a good way.  Happy New Year!