A couple of month ago, I made a plan of things I wanted to work on. It’s been semi-successful.
The cockleshells gloves have been finished and I even made a pair of matching mittens for Lucas.
The skein of Scrumptious DK in magenta has been knitted up – but I can’t show you, it’s one of those super secret projects. Hopefully, I should be able to tell you more before the end of the month!
The rainbow cushion top is finished and I’m about 30% done with the backing. It’s my “going to spend quite some time in transport” project, and we haven’t had much of that since early November…
My Murcott now has a left front. And I’m hoping to cast-on for the right front before the weekend end.
I wasn’t so successful with my fabrics plans. Only the quilt did get done. But I am planning to sit at the sewing machine this weekend so I might get some of the other plans done.
Oh well, it’s not too bad, is it?
So now, it’s time to make a second plan. It is a plan in 2 parts.
First, limit the number of WIPs. I don’t mind WIPs as such, but I keep running out of bags and places to store them, so it tends to look a bit messy around my side of the sofa. It is not fair on the rest of the family! So my goal is to only have 1 project of each sort at anyone time: 1 garment, 1 pair of socks and 1 shawl / stole. (I’m excluding my scrapghan, because to work on it I need scraps from other projects) At the moment I’ve got 2 shawls (3 if you count the crochet one), 2 adult sized garments and 2 pairs of socks. I’m hoping to have one less pair of socks done before the end of the weekend. These socks:
They use the leftovers Colinette Jitterbug from the sample socks I knitted for Jen back in March / April? Somewhere around this time.
My other socks WIP are the Rhombuses from Knit. Sock. Love by Cookie A. that I cast on… ooh, in February? They’re knitted in lovely Buffy yarn by Juno Fiber Arts. But I’m in 2 minds about them.
I think it’s a case of the yarn overpowering the template. I’m thinking that a less involved pattern would work better for this yarn. I’m not that far along (just about done with the lefg of the first sock) so I wouldn’t mind frogging and giving the yarn (and pattern, at another time) another chance. What do you think?
Next project I’m going to work on is my Seascape Stole. I had forgotten how pretty it was.
It’s very fine 100% pure silk. I don’t have a problem with very fine yarns, but I do have a problem with silk. I wasn’t enjoying knitting with it at all. But I’m thinking that if I only work on it in bursts, I might be able to get it done.
Now, the second part of plan is to knit up some of my sock yarn stash.
I *think* that’s all of my sock yarns. It’s not that much, but I’ve just subscribed to the Totie Toe Sock Yarn club from Ripples Crafts, that I’m a bit worried that it would grow out of control. I know some people say that sock yarn is not stash. Well, maybe, but it certainly take some space that could be better used! I’ve just joined the Sock Knitters Anonymous group on Rav and I’m hoping to enter a few challenges. I’m hoping to knit 1 pair of socks per month in the coming months, and I’m hoping that at least half of them will be of my own pattern.
Oh and I’m thinking about pursuing my semi-successful stash diet / stash bust in the new year too. But more on that at a later time!
Better get knitting! Anybody else’s got plans?