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January 2014 Socks: Complete!

Somehow in the midst of all of this sleep deprivation and adjusting to having a family of six, I managed to finish January's pair of socks!

Cast-on Date:  January 1, 2014

Cast-off (finish) Date:  January 23, 2014

Yarn and Pattern Info:  I loved this yarn and the pattern (Owlie Socks on Ravelry), and the yarn is called "Team Hufflepuff" by Pandia's Jewels.  I love how they turned out, and they fit perfectly!

I blame the sleep-deprivation for this one:
Here's a close-up of the owl motif:
I am very excited to start February's pair of socks!  :)

12 Socks in 2014

Its a new year, and time for new knitting/ crochet/ crafting goals!  This year I'm admittedly being a bit conservative, as last year I made so many knitting goals, and I don't think I achieved that many.... if any at all.  Some of the goals I chose I didn't truly want, though, so this year I decided to keep it simple.  I am really only choosing ONE goal, and I'm making it something I REALLY want!  Let's face it, with a new baby due to arrive at any moment and everything that goes along with that, its not like I'm going to have crazy amounts of free time.  Sometimes being realistic is the kindest thing you can do for yourself!

SO!!!  I LOVE knitting socks; in fact it is one of my favorite things to knit, if not THE favorite.  Shockingly, though, for something that I enjoy knitting so much, I don't knit them that often.  I knit one adult pair in 2013, and one baby pair.  THAT'S IT.  I managed to knit a million hats, but only TWO pairs of socks?!?!  Really…

Still. Waiting.

No baby yet.

I had some pretty good contractions two nights ago and thought for sure it was time, as they were not subsiding and seemed to be gathering in strength.  I've learned from past experience with labor to get as much sleep as you can while you can, so hubby and I went to bed once we realized this could be IT.

The contractions were intense enough to wake me up often, though, so I didn't sleep much.  By the time 3 a.m. hit, though, and I was ready for a new disc of "Downton Abbey," they began to lessen and I drifted off for good.  The next thing I knew it was 8 a.m. and there were ZERO signs of labor going on.  *Sigh.*

Since then, I've still been having plenty of sporadic Braxton-Hicks contractions but still no sign of the real deal.  We've been trying to go on daily walks to hopefully get things going, but so far no dice.

Today hubby and I had some rare alone time without the kids, so after running some errands we hit our favorite coffee shop and took…