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I like to take time in January to take stock and set some goals for the year ahead. I'm going to put them under types of activity to make it more organised. My general goal for the year though will be to get my projects and craft room under control and organised. I will have to try really hard not to jump on band wagons when I see shiny new things on social media (it is now March and I am only just about to post and as you will see this resolve did not last long!). Here we go:
The Knit along with Marie Wallin for the edge to edge colour work cardigan Lerwick is going very well and I am enjoying knitting on this project. I am very pleased with all I have learnt along the way which I can see is making an improvement in the technique and the resultant patterning and tension in the fabric is much better. We have begun the section with the steeks for the sleeves and are awaiting our next video.
I would like to make a goal of finishing all other colour work projects that I have waiting or already started.
I knitted or cast on socks for every month of the year in 2017 in an attempt to get through all the sock yarn I have and although I am not going to attempt that again I wanted to aim at using stash rather than buy new yarn for sock projects but along came the Flower Power Fund which is raising funds for Marie Curie Nurses. There will be twelve yarn collaborations throughout the year and I just had to support that. Norah George Yarns brought out a Snowdrop yarn and pattern for it in January. Then Helen of Handmade Curious started a sock club releasing a pattern every month that just seemed perfect for this. Just after that Danni of Little Bobbins Podcast released her new trilogy of sock patterns based on a romantic notion of the two names inscribed in her antique engagement ring.
My goal will be to complete the sock society patterns.
I have yarn now for three cardigans or jumpers and would like to finish them this year and also to complete already started projects such as the Betty Mouet jumper and a slipover which has been on the needles far too long.
My goal will be to finish three garments this year.
I completed Carol Feller's of Stolen Stitches Bubble Wrap shawl knit along which was great fun and the yarn was fabulous to use.
My goal is to take part in Ravellenics, Tour de Fleece and sock knitalongs.
Then there were all the new books and magazines that require separate posts and lots of sewing and cross stitch projects too. I hope to get back to my blog soon for some more crafting updates. Next will be a review of Rowan Magazine 6