I've already found patterns and yarn for the next 4 months that I already own, so we're looking good. January's socks will be Icicle socks and I'll be using some of my own hand-dyed yarn.
At the moment I'm knitting a super sweet little Olivianne dress for my Niece. I was gifted this pattern a while ago and my Sis and I chose the yarn when I was visiting her in October. Its coming along really well in the 24 month size. Room to grow into it that way.
I'm also working on a scarf pattern that came with some gorgeous alpaca/cotton yarn that my lovely OH bought me back from Canada last year. Its a gorgeous natural fawn colour and the pattern is so very simple, its practically mind-numbing. But a great TV knit that will come along in time.
All this to prevent me casting on ANOTHER pair of socks until 27th January :-)
I've also used my first Xmas baking item, a proving basket from my Mum. I'm making some hodge-podge loaves (whatever is in the cupboard), so this was a good excuse to try the new basket (the smaller one in the photo).
Its only the second time I've used one of these baskets, the first being one I purchased from the Panary Course back in November. This time I made sure both baskets were liberally coated with rye flour on the inside to stop the dough from sticking.
You get a lovely ridged effect on the loaf, as well as a good oblong shape.
All in all, the resolutions are bounding along at speed!