Saturday, 18 June 2011
A Year of Projects
February Lady Sweater
Kiss Triangle Shawlette
Mini Mochi Fair Isle Hat
Mini Mochi Fair Isle Mittens
Hmmm, looking at the list, it feels a bit ambitious. I hope I can get it all done. I'm not planning on any gift-knitting this year, and if I do it will only be a couple of things for the members of the family that appreciate it!
A quick summary of new skills I hope to learn:
knitting 2 socks on 1 circular needle - I really want to knit socks. I know the theory on knitting socks, but I suffer from severe second-everything syndrome. I hope learning how to knit 2 small circular items on 1 needle will end this problem. I know the theory of 2 socks on 1 needle, I just need to put it into practice. I have wanted to knit Ziggy ever since that edition on Knitty was published, I think they are stunning socks and a bit different to the normal stripes.
colourwork - I have chosen Endpaper Mitts as I have yarn for these already, and I hope the mini mochi will be engaging enough for me to get through both hat and mittens! I will be waiting until after I have done Ziggy, and then hopefully will combine the skill learned there with this, although I imagine the different strands of wool will be bothersome. I am up for a challenge though!
knitting & crochet in one project - I only recently learned how to crochet, and while I do not love clothing that has been crochet, there is something special about clothing that has both elements in it. When I first saw A Stitch in Time vol 1, Have You Made A Jumper Yet? was one of the many patterns that stood out to me, but was out of my reach at that point. Now all I need to do is buy another copy of the book and I am all set!
The rest are for fun - Lanesplitter looks stunning so I hope I can find suitable coloured Kureyon for it, Ayakos Vest looks like it could be really nice and quirky with some extra added touches. I have seen many a Baktus be done in Kauni, so I really hope I can get my hands on a ball of this. Ishbel and the Triangle Shawlette are lovely patterns that I just want to knit.
Now, here is the interesting part - I also want to knit other projects in between these. I already have one fairly big project that will eat up more of my time towards the end of the year, so I am trying not to get ahead of myself. By other projects I mean a shawl here or there, a hat maybe. Nothing huge or time consuming (famous last words!)
I have had a think about how often I want to post about this. Initially, I was going to go for every 2 weeks, but think I'll start with every Sunday and see how I go. If I have nothing to talk about, I'll switch to every second Sunday.
If you want to keep track of how I am doing, there is a link at the right that will take you to a short summary page of my projects.