I managed to avoid the Cast-On-Multiple-Christmas-Projects syndrome that hits me around early December, but I have instead contracted the dreaded New-Year-Cast-On-Frenzy. I made lists of UFO's in December hoping that I could focus on finishing existing WIPs. No luck. I have instead been practicing Large Project Avoidance by casting-on 3 Mystery projects. Two of these are KAL's and the third is a test knit for a designer. Nothing like a little pressure to get things done!
Project 1 is Socks. Here's the exciting reveal of Clue #1:
I've just received Clue #2, but haven't started it yet. It promises to raise the interest bar a bit more.
Project 2 is Gauntlets. Sorry no photo yet of the project, but I have finished clue one. Here's the yarn. Malabrigo sportweight. Souvenir yarn from my recent trip east (purchased for this project).
Project 3 was started before Christmas and was my travel knitting (after I finished my niece's scarf). Here's all you get to see of this one:
Vintage Jaeger DK weight yarn. This one is a bigger project and may not be finished for a while.
I did complete the Infinity Scarf for my niece (my only Christmas knitting this year):
Hard to tell but the left photo shows the cables with holes between them and the right photo shows the reverse where you see the lace but not the cables. It turned out well with only a few minor problems. I used the entire skein of yarn (size 8 needles, 330 yards, worsted weight, lost the label).
I cast this on just after I had knit a swatch with indigo dyed yarn and I didn't think to wash my hands between projects so the first inch of this scarf had a blue tinge. I thought it would wash out, but there is still a trace of it. Also, I forgot I had to graft knitted stitches, purl stitches and garter stitch all in one row. Internet to the rescue and I was able to find directions on-line for the directions for grafting the different stitches.