Friday, January 1, 2016

FO Friday & Happy New Year!

Hope everyone had a safe & happy New Year's Eve last night! I can't believe this is my first blog post of 2016. This year will have me stepping outside of my comfort zone a bit, which is both exciting and anxiety-producing. What I'm most nervous about is some of the travel I'll be doing for work during the first six months of the year - besides the Ply retreat in Kansas City and the Summer TNNA Trade Show in DC, I will also be attending my first-ever H+H trade show in Cologne, Germany. I'm excited but also apprehensive, since it's been a long time since I've traveled internationally. However, not much should change here on the blog (I hope) - I plan to continue to share whatever I'm working on, reviews, new patterns, etc. in 2016.

One of the things I'm really hoping to do is to get back into knitting socks this year, so I think it's pretty appropriate that my first FO post of 2016 is for a pair of socks - Tyler's Christmas socks, no less. I used one of my favorite Cookie A patterns for gift knitting (Lateral) and yarn from Leading Men Fiber Arts, the superwash Show Stopper base.
I have affectionately been referring to these as my "Christmas barf" socks, as they are pretty eye-popping and unabashedly merry. Tyler is pretty psyched about his new pair of socks, since Christmas is his favorite holiday, so I was glad that I could finish them on the Amtrak train back to Chicago at the beginning of this week.
Wishing everyone an exciting, happy & healthy 2016!


  1. Long live the Christmas barf! Happy new year, Here's to many FOs!

    1. Haha, thanks - happy new year to you, too!