I have started my first project of 2014! Casted on late on Jan 1st, after a day of fighting with an angry ball of yarn.
I am using 2 colors of Berroco Vintage to make the Batonic Hat, by Stephen West. This lovely project will be for my Hubby. He got a much-needed new (and properly fitting) coat this season, and will now need a new hat to go with it.
It’s also a nice quick project to jump-start the 1 Million stitch challenge I am doing. I attempted this quest 2 years ago and fell short, but this year am giving it another go! For those interested this is a rough break down – Daily average needs to be around 2,740 stitches, and monthly 83,333! That’s a lot of knitting, but hopefully I can get it done this year. Life is much calmer now without weddings, and home buying to deal with. (Granted there are always home projects, but much more knitting this year!)
I also decided to join in a with a group of folks KNITTING a MARATHON worth of yarn. I though holy cow when they frist suggested it after reading about the Million stitches, this is about 41,112 yards worth of yarn. Ya that’s ALOOOOT of knitting, but I figure what they hay, if I am going to do one, I might as well track both and see how far it gets me.
Anyways right now I’m only at 3,168 stitches, so I better go knit some!