Happy New Year!

Happy 2010 everyone!

My new year started off with a pleasant surprise, Anne featured me and my mitten pattern in Wool-Tyme’s January newsletter. It’s a really nice piece and it features Rachel (Swatchless.com) and her Olympic mittens to! Link to that newsletter can be found here. If you are new to my blog because of that newsletter (I know many of you are, my blog hits went nuts today) I say welcome!

Did you make any new year’s resolutions? I don’t tend to make resolutions on new year’s but I do like to make plans. Plans and lists are dear friends of mine so here is my list o’ knittin’ plans for 2010.

Nicole’s List o’ Knittin’ Plans for 2010

Finish up the Skittle Socks (This should be easy- I just have to cast the 2nd one off!!!)

Re-knit the hat my friend won in the Staff auction last summer. The first one was dreadful to knit- circular needles, fair isle using a terrible blue acrylic and white sock yarn held double, wait for it, one strand from the center and one from the outside. It was Tangle Central. I hate it. So I will stop fighting with it and whip up a better one.

Finish up my Ice Queen Cowl (sensing a trend here anyone?) it’s only good 4 rounds to go! Then the it will get the decent photo shoot it deserves.

Ice Queen

Knit red Olympic Mitts! Preferably before the Games begin. I’m going to use Rachel Bearse’s Olympic Red Mittens seen below.

Red Olympic Mittens! Photo by Rachel Bearse from Swatchless.com

Proceeds of the pattern sales go to Penguins Can Fly to which makes it even more awesome.

Speaking of the Olympics- I’m going to participate in the Ravelympics this year. According to the site the goal is “2 weeks of focused, intense personal & team challenges to tackle while watching the actual Olympics unfold before our eyes.” I like knitting, the Olympics and intense personal challenges… sounds like fun to me! I’m not sure what my project will be quite yet- I have just over a month to figure it out.

Publish more patterns, particularly my super secret sock pattern. More on that later.

I learned to spin on a drop spindle yesterday. I don’t where this is going but oh boy am I excited about it. More spinning is defiantly in order. (That spelling mistake is here to stay. It is too funny.)

Finally I’d like to update this blog more frequently. I’m aiming for once a week but we’ll see how it goes when school starts up.

That’s all for now- Happy New Year everyone!

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