Happy New Year!
I will admit I am not sad to see 2012 end. It was a tough year for us in many different ways. I have high hopes for 2013, and I am very excited to ring in this new year!
Knitting-wise, I'm starting it off with a fun project. I mentioned a new knitting book I got for Christmas in a post last week. I did manage to get the wool I wanted in a 1/2 price sale *yippee* so I got started right away.
The pattern is called Warmth, and it is knit in super bulky wool on 9mm needles. Eventually it will be a short sleeve sweater tunic, but what you see below is the bottom and front pocket. The pattern is from the book Finish Free Knits. The big needles and bulky yarn makes for a fast project (I hope). And I'm loving the teal color.
I also started another hat with a ball of my Mom's left over wool. I'm not crazy for the colors, but the pattern will be lovely I think. It is Declan's Hat, and is a free pattern from Ravelry. I haven't gotten much further than the ribbing though, before I started Warmth.
And that's all I am working on at the moment. Take care everyone, happy crafting!