Wednesday, 2 January 2013

2013 Crafting & Baking New Years Resolutions

At the moment I'm involved in a Lunar themed KAL (Knit-a-long) over on Ravelry with the UK Sock Knitters Group.  (Sounds like a therapy group!!)  Different cultures have associated different names to the full moons of each month. For each moon cycle 3 associated names have been chosen. Our challenge is to find a sock pattern or yarn that in my mind links back to one of the 3 words for that cycle.

28-Dec-12 Cold Winter Birch
27-Jan-13 Wolf Ice Rowan
25-Feb-13 Storm Candles Ash
27-Mar-13 Worm Hare Sugar
25-Apr-13 Pink Seed Fish
25-May-13 Flower Dragon Milk
23-Jun-13 Mead Rose Strawberry
22-Jul-13 Thunder Herb Hay
21-Aug-13 Barley Red Blue
19-Sep-13 Harvest Fruit Chrysanthemum
18-Oct-13 Hunter Blood Blackberry
17-Nov-13 Beaver Snow Tree
17-Dec-13 Oak Frost Bitter

For this month I've chosen Birch and am using leftover yarn from the socks which feature on my Blog header.  I'm half-way through so far, so they're coming along well.

So what is my New Years Resolution I hear you ask.  Well, on the crafting front its pattern and yarn stash-busting.  I hope to complete the above KAL using either and / or patterns and yarn I already own.  I say this is the plan........ I am a sucker for squishy sock yarn!

So for Birch its stash-busting leftover yarn from these lovely socks (with some other leftovers for the contrast toe) .......

On the baking front, I'm aiming to use / try out all the new goodies I got for Xmas and not just putting them in the cupboard and using the old-faithfuls.  Watch out for interesting shaped cakes on the horizon.  Though perhaps first I might work off a bit of Xmas belly!

Happy New Year!


  1. Happy New Year! Thanks for the lovely Spring-like photo ... I like to take pictures of my knits in the garden, too, but in the winter it's just too depressing!

    1. My pleasure. That photo always makes me smile as I love tulips. Good luck with your destash attempts in 2013 :-)

  2. Happy new year! Your socks look lovely :)

    1. Thank you. I am very fond of this yarn as it was my first attempt at dyeing yarn! To a knitty 2013 :-)