So this is what I have done with the month of january...
This is my second pair of Jaywalker... in progress. They're for my mom (brighter than I thought she would like, but she really fell in love with the way the colors merge. You can't tell here, but there's some really interesting red/pink combos in there). I'm using knitpicks sock garden "geranium."
I also made these (my first Jaywalkers):
Yes, they are small. My friend has small feel. They look weird here, but trust me, they're pretty nice looking. If I do say so myself. These are also Knitpicks sock garden (this is what happens when you have no LYS -- all of my yarn right now comes from Knitpicks, except for the stuff I bought before I left Philly). I sized the pattern down (I cast on 68 stitches instead of 76/84) because I only had size 2 needles and that pushed my gauge off. It was the first time I had ever modified a sock pattern, and I was pretty pleased with how it turned out.
And then, drum roll please, my proudest knitting accomplishemnt of 2006:
THE MAGIC LOOP
Wow. The color is WAY off in this photo (there's been a lack of sun down here lately). This pair of socks (slated for my Indiana friend Mel) promise to be my proudest knitting accomplishment -- not only are they knit magic loop, but I'm knitting two at once, AND it's my first pair of lace locks (Elfine socks - hurrah!). I have a feeling I'm going to finish these in the next few days. I'm addicted.
I still have one more pair to make (for Sara) before I finish my Christmas commitment and then I have one finished pomatomus sock from this winter's knitty that I feel like I should make a mate for. But the pattern was a struggle for me, the yarn looks crap, I messed up in the middle, and my needles were too big so the sock is too floppy. I can't stand the thought of ripping it out, but I'm not sure I'm up to knitting another. We'll see...