I've had a look through my Rav queue these past few days, because it was really getting quite out of hand. Truth be told, I can hardly remember what I said my projects for this year were, because I seem to change my plans all the time. This wouldn't be so bad, at least not in itself, but these things are often symptomatic of other chaos and confusion. In the spirit of this year's motto, 'plan and do' I felt that a tidy-up was in order.
The list is still long, but at least it's now full of projects I really want to knit (and crochet) rather than full of things that I, at some point or other, considered but that I have long since moved away from.
This is it:
- Ease (Alicia Plummer) or Eased (bulky version)
- Briquette (Alicia Plummer)
- Hitofude Cardigan
- Christmas Bird (Ginny Sturdy) (c)
- Color Affection
- Shalom Cardigan
- Ripple Blanket (c)
- Campus Jacket (Amy Christoffers)
- Bottoms Up (Alice Bell)
- New Pea coat (Teva Durham)
- Thuja (Bobby Ziegler)
- Tailored Jacket (Debbie Bliss)
- Raglan from the Top Down (less a project and more a general guide)
- Salina (Kim Hargreaves)
- Seamless Hybrid (Elizabeth Zimmermann)
- Linda K's Yummy Mummy wristwamers (Alexandra Brinck)
- Sideways Grande Cloche (Laura Irwin)
- Mermaid gloves
- Audrey In Unst (Gudrun Johnston)
- Liesl (Ysolda Teague)
- Harvest Pullover (Kristen Hipsky)
- Slouchy Cardigan (Helene Roux)
- Dietrich (Marnie MacLean)
- Marian (Jane Richmond)
- 1 Hour Herringbone Cowl (Stefanie Japel)
- Bressay dress (Gudrun Johnston)
- Autumnal Cardigan (Hannah Fettig)
- Simple Skyp Socks
- Breaking Waves Socks
- Elegance Socks
- Attic 24 Mandala (c)
- Birdie Decorations (Attic 24) (c)
- Flat Circle pillow (Attic 24) (c)
- Crochet bag (Attic 24)
- Keynote (Wencke Lucas)
- The Ultimate Crochet Cowl (c)
- Knitted Knot Bracelet
- Knitted cushions
- Prolix Mitts (Laura Nelkin)
- Playful Stripes Cardigan (Alana Dakos)
- February Lady Sweater
- Klokkeblomst / Bellflower (Liselotte Weller) (c)
- Balls Up! (x-mas deco)
- Boyfriend Hoodie (Mari Lynn Patrick)
- Little Red Riding Hood Hooded Scarf
- Tulip Yoke Baby Cardigan (Jennifer Little)
- Yoga pants for big boys (For the Big Kids - Allison Lawler pattern)
- Quay (Veera Valimaki)
- Bear (Veera Valimaki)
- Honey Cardigan (Veera Valimaki)
- Idlewood (Cecily glowik MacDonald)
- Chandail (Triona Murphy)
- Some knee-high socks (such as Cosy Beginner's Socks by Fiona Ras OR Funky Granpa Socks (Mindy Abodeely) OR Little Cable Knee Highs (Purl Soho)
- Cozipeds (socks on 2 circs) (Shiri Mor) OR Warm and Cozy Socks (Linden Down) OR Cozy Socks (Veronica Van)
- A Grey Loop (Helen G)
- Raw Honey fingerless mitts (Alicia Plummer)
- Abate jumper (Alicia Plummer)
- Eyelet Yoke Sweater (Courtney Spainhower)
- Clayoquot (tincanknits)
- Braided Cable Hug (Jami Brynildson)
- Boneyard Shawl (Stephen West)
- Joey Infinity Scarf (Andee Fagan)
That's quite enough projects, don't you think??
I'm obviously not planning on knitting through all of those this year. Or next year. Or in the next 5 years, to be perfectly honest. I'm sure a lot of these projects will never see the light of day, but it's nice to have some choice when I'm planning my next big project.
For this current Year of Projects (which, if I remember right, ends in July or at the beginning of August?! Will have to check that...), I'm still hoping to start and finish:
2) Eyelet Yoke Sweater
3) another Totoro (or two...)
4) some cozy slouchy sweater or cardi, in the sage green Shetland that I still have lying around. Possibly Ease, or Briquette, Idlewood, or the Campus Jacket...
5) Perhaps the Honey Cardigan, or Audrey in Unst, if I can find the right yarn for it.
Everything else, at this point, is optional - if I get it done, then great, if not, not a problem either.
Undoubtedly that list will change a few times before the summer, but for now this is it!
And to show willing I have finally cast on for Liesl:
As planned, I'm using my orange handspun for this one. I was a bit concerned if there would be enough, but so far it's looking like there is more of it than I thought there was, so I shouldn't run into problems.
The yarn isn't the recommended thickness, but I hit gauge with big 8 mm needles, which means that it's coming out all fluffy and loose, like an orange cloud of sorts. ;) And the bonus - on needles that large this knits up in no time. I'm already past the armholes...