Thursday, January 02, 2014

2014 plans

This is a mosaic of my finished knitting projects of 2013, made using Mosaic Maker:

Plans for 2014 include doing MORE knitting. I only finished 12 projects last year, which doesn't seem that many (OK, so the lace shawl did take up a lot of time, but several of those projects were smallish toys, or baby garments or a hat that only took 10 days to knit). And it's kind of amusing as I thought I'd have loads of extra knitting time once I switched to part-time working...

As I said in my last post, I'd like to get more of my stash knitted up, so I went and had a look at the stash wardrobe.

The hanging bit on the right is where I keep my long dresses (i.e. one dress plus my wedding dress and a couple of ball dresses), so all the boxes are the stash. I'd really like to knit one adult garment in each yarn weight, which would create enough space for the things that are lurking in plastic bags at the top and edges to disappear into the boxes, and it would all be a lot neater and easier to excavate.

I've already cast on for my chunky project. This is the gauge swatch for Lima, a cardigan pattern by Jane Ellison using Mirasol Sulka, a lovely lovely lovely soft yarn (merino, silk and alpaca mix), which I bought in 2009 to cheer myself up whilst recovering from swine flu.

I'm planning a 4ply sock yarn jumper, probably the Linnae Pullover, but just using the pattern outline rather than doing the fair isle too. And I'm enjoying looking at various DK and aran patterns, as it'll be a while before I'm ready to start on those. I'm also planning a few pairs of socks and other smaller things.

Oh, and I've started a Bobble Man, for the same charity I mentioned in my last post, using up oddmends of DK.

What are your knitting plans for 2014?!


Anonymous said...

Love to read about your knitting plans for 2014! I would also like to knit more garments instead of smallish projects like mittens and hats. My first goal is to try to finish a hibernating cardigan, I hope I can stick with it this time!

Sue H said...

I'll be knitting lots of charity blankets - mindless but productive and the ideal accompaniment to watching all the catch-up TV I recorded over Christmas!

I have a cross-stitch picture on the 'go' - well, I got one line of it started before Christmas....

I'm about to embark on some patchwork/quilting - got some related tools for presents so I can't wait to get started!

Our nearest reasonable woolshop closed down suddenly (ie. overnight!) about a week before Christmas, so there will have to be a special journey over to Coventry to stock up on 'supplies' in a couple of weeks time - I need to get my act together and hunt out patterns so I know quantities, etc.....!

....and there's all the wonderful yarn I brought back from New England in September.....

I shall not be still for long, methinks!