Welcome to 2013! If you were out celebrating last night I hope you had a wonderful time and aren't suffering too much today.
I thought I'd start the New Year by telling you about a new knitting project I'm starting today, one that will last the entire year. Along with several other members of the Anthropologie Knits group on Ravelry I will be making a Sky Scarf, using varying shades of blue and grey yarn to knit one stripe each day that matches the colour of the sky.
I am using 7 colours of Rowan Wool Cotton DK, and will actually be making a Million Stripes Loop cowl rather than a scarf. I'll share my progress each month with you, and hope to be able to show a beautifully striped piece, rather than just grey, grey, grey! But you never know with the English weather!
These are the colours I'll be using.
If necessary I'm happy to add extra colours into the scheme as the year progresses.
On a related note, I saw this article recently about a knitting clock that knits one stitch every 30 minutes for a whole year to create a scarf.
I'm not one for making New Years resolutions - I never keep them - but today I have signed up for a stitching pledge over at Did You Make That? Karen is asking us to put our money where our mouth is and is going to keep a jar filled with our pledges so she remind us of them at the end of 2013. We can then own up to whether they were achieved or not!
My pledge is to make a pair of trousers that fit. Slightly scary I have to say, I find the prospect of sewing trousers even more daunting than making a coat. But I always have trouble buying trousers that fit, so it would be good to learn to make my own, tailored to my shape.