Tuesday, January 2

Knitting New Year's Resolutions

1) Knit lace--
I cast on the Icarus Shawl last night with Skacel Merino Lace in a beautiful teal-green. I will take a picture once I have a little progress and some daylight.
I'm about to purchase KnitPicks Shadow in Sunset for the Hidcote Garden Shawl KAL.

2) KAL's--
I will do both of the dishcloths for the Monthly Dishcloth KAL monthly. I am planning on saving them up and give them as a Mother's Day gift.
For Knit the Classics, I plan on reading the monthly selection and participating in the KAL if I am moved to do so.
Sexy Knitters Club- I bought some Patons Classic Merino in "Paprika" for a different sweater, but I've decided to use it for Wicked instead- the short-sleeved version.

3) Current Projects--
Multi-Yarn Shawl from Home Knits
Central Park Hoodie from Knitscene
Hush-Hush from Knitty (picked it up last week and then took it to a movie today!)
Candy Cane Hat from Handknit Holidays
Bridgetown Belt Bag from Interweave Knits (nearly ready for FO post!!)
Hunter's Birthday Blanket (to be completed by January 21, wish me luck!)

4) Knitting Journal--
I began a knitting journal with all of my current projects and plan to include the pattern name, cast-on date, finished date, yarn, needles, modifications, and a snippet of yarn. It's a plain composition notebook, but I'm hoping to spice it up with a stamped cover. Once it's beautiful, I'll post a picture.

5) Finish Stagnant UFO's--
Irish Hiking Scarf (only recently stagnant- for Mother's Day now)
Clapotis from Knitty (ditto- for Grandma's August birthday now)
Baby Socks from Interweave Knits (the baby turned out to be a girl, so I decided blue and yellow socks can go into my hope chest when they're finished)
Somewhat Cowl (just do it!)
Valentine Pillow from Hollywood Knits Style (nearly out of yarn, but also don't feel like knitting with fuzzy pink yarn)
Afghan Squares for Taylor's Afghan from 100 Afghan Squares to Knit
Loopy Pillow from SnB Nation

6) Knit from Stash-- Keep yarn buying to a minimum: sock yarn or yarn for small projects

Happy New Year to all!

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

I am doing my Hidcote in that yarn and color, it is very pretty..I think you will like it.