2012 is done, and it really turned out to be one of the lowest years of craft productin for me. I started out 2012 with alot of momentum; starting and finishing projects, and then hit a slump. The sudden halt to my crafting, whether it be knitting, crocheting, sewing, you name it, simply was a result of my personal life getting in the way. After all the craziness with changes last year, finally things are starting to gain perspective and I'm getting back into my groove with all my interests, which includes blogging.
I don't monitor my blog followers and don't know who, if any, read my posts, but if you do, thank you for your support!
Now, I know 13 is known to be a superstitious number, but I think, for me, it'll be a good.
So, I'm starting off 2013 with a fresh project, and it's aptly named, "It's a mystery". This is the annual sock mystery kal hosted by Kirsten Kapur from Through the Loops. We received the 1st clue today, and I cast on and finished the 1st clue. Each clue to be released weekly, so I'll have time to give attention to other projects while waiting for the 2nd clue's release. I love knitting mystery kals', its always nice to see the pattern progress and not know what the end result is.
This was last year's clue 2012:
Here's the 1st clue for 2013:
I went with Marmalade from Scout's Swag, a beautiful speckled yellow I picked up years ago in a dye class Scout held at Knit One Knit Two in Berkeley. The first clue is only the cuff portion, and started off with a picot edging, which immediately made me happy with my yarn choice. I think the speckled yellow is very fitting for the fun and flirty picot edging. Now I'm really excited for the next clue!
Aside from this new project, I'm now actively searching my stash for a lace yarn to start another knit mystery hosted by Susanna IC. This one is a shawl with beads! This will be my 2nd time doing a Susanna IC mystery kal. For now those are what's going to be hitting my needles, but I have more to start, I'll share as those come to fruition.
Last year's Susanna IC mystery shawl:
I'll be posting again, to share clue 2 of TTL Sock Mystery and clue 1 of Susanna IC Mystery too! 2013 will be a blogging year!