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Knitting Goals for 2016

Monday, January 25, 2016


Happy 2016! I hope everyone reading this from the Eastern US has weathered the storm and spent the weekend cozily knitting.

This year, I plan to be more thoughtful about what projects I take on. Inspired by Slow Fashion October, I want to add strategically to my wardrobe as well as tackle projects that offer challenging techniques, I've cleaned up my Ravelry queue and organized my favorites (which I'll talk about in a future post.) Here are some of the things that I definitely want to accomplish this year:

Pi Shawl: 

I picked Leaves of Grass by Jared Flood for this project, which is currently on my needles. I picked a lovely light green color and am looking forward to adding this to my spring/summer wardrobe.

Socks: 
Another project currently on the (teeny-tiny size 1) needles. I'm making I'm using stash yarn. 
These are Lucy Neatby's Smocked Guernsey Socks, offered for free on Craftsy as part of a three-pattern knitalong.  I have tiny 9" circulars for this one, but I think if I make more socks, I'm going to try the two at a time method.

Garment #1: Skirt :

I've had the Lanesplitter Skirt in my Ravelry queue forever.  I'm aiming to finish it in time to wear it this year. This looks like a pretty quick knit, and it's very flattering on a variety of body types.

Garment #2: Cardigan 

The cardigan I plan to make  one is Acorn Trails, which has a lovely cabled pattern to make the knitting more interesting but spaces of stockinette for the shaping. 

Design:  Convertible Mittens

I'm working on a pair of convertible mittens that I'd like to write up the pattern for and prepare it for release. 

Design: Lace Stole

I still have a skein of Swan's Island Natural Colors Merino that I want to use for something I design myself.