I've really been enjoying getting back into my knitting. Here is what I have on my needles...
Minimalist Cardigan, Cascade 220 yarn
I started this last fall on our trip to Disney, but haven't touched it since we got back. The back is nearly done. Once I pick it up again, I think I'll be inspired and the rest will go fairly fast.
Worsted Anklet Socks, Cotton Ease, size 4 needles
One of my knitting goals for the year is to knit another pair of socks. But more than that, I'd really like to learn about sock construction, how to alter sock patterns to fit different sized feet, etc. I find when I pick up one of my many sock books, I have trouble focusing on them. I usually just want to start knitting and it's hard for me to just read. (Does that make any sense?)
This pattern has allowed me to start knitting and see the different areas in which I might alter socks. Since there isn't much leg and the yarn gauge is heavier than regular sock yarn, I don't have much time invested if I need to rip out part of the sock and reknit. After these socks are done (one done already and finishing the heel of the second) I'll have a firmer grasp on sock construction and will be able to move on to a more challenging pair. Or maybe I'll just make a few more of these first. ;)
I think I'm on the right track with my approach. When I knit my first pair of socks a couple of years ago, they were knit the same way as these. It's amazing to me how much I remembered from before. So if I keep practicing, soon sock knitting won't be a big deal, right?