Tuesday, July 08, 2014

A Year of Projects

I've signed up for A Year of Projects. Since my aim for this year was to a) get back into a regular knitting and blogging routine and b) to knit from stash, I thought I might as well make it official and join up.

I've since done some thinking about what I can rationally achieve this year. The idea is to not buy any yarn, so that limits it somewhat, but with a stash as huge as mine it doesn't really limit it very much!

This is my ideal list:

The Garter Yoke Cardi
Yarn - natural wool/cashmere yarn from stash

Ink Flare
Yarn: that unruly purple yarn that never gets the correct gauge

Ink Flare
Yarn: the huge hank of green Fleece Artist hand-dyed mohair that I've had for I don't know how long.

Socks for boys
knit one pair of socks for each of the boys. They've chosen their yarn already, so:
Yarn: Regia Crazy Color self-striping 4-ply.

Bulky Moebius Cowl
Yarn: Berry Handspun (by me)

Shalom cardi
Yarn: Olive wool/cashmere blend

Yarn: orange and yellow handspun

Yarn: sock-weight feltable yarn from stash

Socks for me
Patterns: Conwy or Whitby
Yarn: any number of possible yarns from my huge sock yarn stash

Sideways Grande Cloche
Yarn: Single skein purple Cascade

Easy Raglan V-Neck
Yarn: GGH Savanna

Granny Square Blanket
Yarn: all the left-overs and the single balls and skeins that I have lying around in dk and aran.

I'll update, create links and images and add to the list in the days to come, but it's a start!


  1. Great start. The list changes and fluctuates so much over the year this is a great starting point. Looking forward to seeing your progress.

  2. Anonymous3:19 pm

    ooh nice list... looking forward to seeing the granny squares

  3. Thank goodness there's a pair of socks in there :) I've knit both Conwy and Whitby and they're both lovely patterns! Got to love Nancy Bush for socks!

  4. Anonymous5:16 pm

    Great idea to knit just from stash and a lovely selection of patterns, looking forward to seeing it all come together.

  5. I like your goal of just knitting from the stash. I've knitted the Sideways Grande Cloche and got great tips from others to keep it in the round, etc.

  6. What a great list and I love the hats and the socks and all of it! I wish I had a stash problem of gorgeous yarns but alas...I am still building! Welcome aboard!