2013 Knitting Flickr Slideshow:
A little late on the knitting review and the 2014 goals, but knitting has just become less of a priority these days. Among my friends and colleagues, I am still known as the knitter, but this is less applicable to me nowadays as I read more, socialize more, exercise more and other more things than knit.
In 2013, I only completed eight projects but worked on about three or four (two of which were the sock blankets). The completed eight projects included: three pairs of socks, two hats, one cowl, one sweater, and one necklace. Not an an exciting year, but I’m modest delighted with the Gap-tastic cowl, Shedir II, and Buttercup.
For 2014, I have a few modest knitting goals:
- Continue not buying yarn and/or use stash as much as possible.
- Make Sylvi. My goal for Ravelympics 2014 is to start this project. It will take more than a couple weeks to complete too. I’ve had the yarn for awhile now, and I may or may not line it. Either way, this is will my most ambitious project yet.
- Work on my sock yarn blankets. Gosh, I have no idea when these will ever be finished.
- Optional Goals: More socks, Spin, a Christmas jumper, Balaclava for cycling (done!), and Legwarmers.
I actually made a semi-decent balaclava the other week and the FO post will probably be up next week.
As for Sylvi, I have swatched it and will soon colour code the charts. It is a daunting project. I will post more about it as a goal. I definitely think there will be many posts on it.
What are your knitting goals for this year?
I am trying, again, to knit down the stash and not buy yarn. So far this year I have bought 1100 yards!!! Argh! So not winning. But they were for projects I just had to make, so I forgive myself.
Hi Chris! Good luck on your stashdown! Even though I am doing well on my own, it’s very difficult when planning projects not to shop for yarn. Thanks for commenting1
Oh making a balaclava would be great for this weather! Good luck on your goals.
Hey Susan! I finished it and the post for it will be up on Friday. It didn’t turn out exactly as I wanted, but it will be warm. Thanks!