This year I've decided to go easy on myself with the knitting. I need to do some purposeful knitting instead of being a production knitter. I can do that if I just slow down. To that end, I joined a group on Ravelry called 12 in 12: knit and finish twelve projects this year. They can be half done projects (WIPs), or you can start new ones, but you have to finish them.
It was my bright idea to work on the swirl scarf, mistakenly believing that it would be quick. Turns out it's just frustrating to work a project that's so fiddle-y. It's going to be nice when it's done, but I don't see that happening so fast.
To that end, I was scouting around again looking for a quick, satisfying project that I could start and finish in the month of February. Unfortunately, I found it today and cast on immediately:
Problem is I'm going to have to find another pattern for February because this one is going so fast. Let me not jinx myself, but how could I go wrong with a four row repeat? Details will follow, it's just too late to go fishing around for the link.
It snowed in the Bronx over the weekend, not a lot, just enough to cause me to have to shovel and pull every muscle in my back and legs. If I'm lucky maybe I lost a pound. Since my car was kind of covered in snow and I was too sore to clean it off, I took a walk instead. While walking, I came across this house right there in my neighborhood:
It's an odd house in the Bronx that doesn't look anything like the surrounding brick houses. I wonder if they imported it from the French Quarter in New Orleans. Just an oddity in my neighborhood. I should walk more often.