I'll go out on a limb here, to state that my knitting resolutions for 2013 are
1. to become comfortable with left-hand (aka Continental) style knitting so that
2. I'll learn to knit Fair Isle/stranded colorwork, and also
3. To knit at least two sweaters during 2013 -- Terry's, and one for me!
I made a border of garter stitch in the round for my green washcloth, which I worked entirely left-handed. Since garter stitch in the round calls for knitting one row, then purling the next, I got some practice with both. I want to start my stranded knitting with something small, like a pair of mittens. Anyone out there have a favorite and easy (& free!) stranded mitten pattern to suggest? Please leave me a link in a comment. I'd also like to hear about other folks' knitting resolutions -- maybe we can "egg" each other on!
Pup's 1st Steelers sock is now 4.75" long; at 7" I'll split the insole away from the heel; add on the Malabrigo fingering (solid black) for the heel flap, turn & gusset; then drop the solid black and work towards the toe. I have some black reinforcing thread I'll hold with the Malabrigo, to strengthen it. The toe wiill be worked in the same materials. I believe I'll use black heels & toes for all 3 pairs. Erin has seen a stitch pattern that she'd like to have for her socks, in a booklet I've got. The booklet pattern calls for a heavier yarn, so I'll have to do some swatching to figure out how many stitches to cast on & the number of repeats to work around. Oh noes, teh dredded knittin' math!