You would think that having had two weeks of vacation during the holidays would have prompted knitting, or maybe even a finished project, right? Alas, in my case you would be wrong. I spent the majority of my vacation sitting on my bum playing video games (nerd alert).
Now that I'm back at work and doing a task that allows me to listen to podcasts, I've been making myself listen to the knitting ones because I know that they'll inspire me. Indeed, it seems to be working because I've been staring at patterns on Ravelry again, and even played with Judy's Magic Cast-on last night (in preparation for starting a pair of socks.)
I'm going to try something new this year. Typically, I only knit one thing at a time (though, technically I've had the Chroma Striped Scarf lurking in the background for awhile), but this usually results in things languishing forever when I'm not in the mood to work on them (all the pairs of socks I've ever knit, my mittens....). While listening to an episode of the Knitmore Girls podcast, Gigi mentioned that she liked having a few things going on at once so that she had knitting for every situation--i.e. something easy for when you're maybe waiting in the doctor's office. I thought it was a great idea, so I'm making an effort to start some more projects. I plan on continuing to work on my Bella Mittens, I'm going to start my Raphaelite Socks (FINALLY), and I want to break down and finally do a knitted toy (which I've been wanting to try forever)--likely a knitted monster.
I'm also hoping this will actually give me enough to blog about, instead of the usual posts where I talk about NOT knitting, haha!