Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Happy Knitting New Year

Overly ambitious as always, I've completed a list of knitting related goals I want to achieve this year.

* Buy less sock yarn. Yarn purchased through sock clubs doesn't count, and sock yarn purchased for larger projects (i.e. jumpers), or for gifts also does not count. (Let's just ignore the fact, that at last count, I have signed up for at least 4 sock clubs to count, and am signing up for another 2 this weekend).

* Knit 2 jumpers - 1 for Mum as a Mother's Day present, and 1 for me.

* Knit Featherweight cardigan for me

* Knit 12 pairs of socks.

I have signed up for the S62011 group on Ravelry, and have chosen the below selection of yarn, which includes my first ever skein of Wollmeise purchased. Can you believe that I've been stalking Wollmeise for over a year and haven't knit with it once?!?

I'm also going to knit from my personal sock club along side this, as there's several patterns that I've wanted to knit for ages, that I've never gotten around to doing.

In my personal sock club for this year, I've got the following patterns earmarked:
* Hayrick
* Flaming Desire
* Holidazed
* Lenore

I've also got to do some gift sock knitting in there too, with 2-3 pairs for Mum, and 2 pairs for Dad.

This list of goals doesn't even begin to cover all the other things I want to knit this year either. Other assorted items I want to knit this year include the Yarn Harlot's Pretty Thing cowl, a shawl or two, several pairs of fingerless gloves, and somewhere along the line, actually finishing my niece's jumper while she can still fit into it.

I'm overwhelmed just thinking about all the knitting I want to do this year. I think I need to go and have a lie down...


  1. I may have to move to Australia so I can join the Ravelry Group. I have many of those patterns to knit as well!

  2. you've got an ambitious year ahead. Sounds a bit like mine.....

    I stalked wollmeise for ages before buying it too. I'd been given some as a gift but never made the plunge in buying it from the shop updaetes - the blood pressure increase made it something I think I won't do often!