Happy New Year everyone!!!
This seems like the perfect time to me to share my Knitting New Year’s Resolution for this year. As I mentioned before, I’m not big on making resolutions for the new year but last year I decided to try a knitting related one because I thought it might be fun to have a long term challenge for myself so last year became the Year of the Socks when I aimed to knit 12 pairs (though I managed to get 24 pairs done). This year I want to do something similar again since it was a lot of fun and worked out so well last year so I decided that I am going to make it the Year of the Sweaters this year and I am going to aim to make 4 full sized sweaters.
I have the first one set to go already, its going to be a Cumbria Sweater and I am making it out of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Superwash in the Colour Bittersweet Heather. I mentioned this in another post but I’m going to mention it again anyways, since I am writing this the day before I don’t yet have a new picture to share but I’m sure that I will have one soon as there is a very very long car ride looming in my near future and I plan to knit to pass the time.
I don’t have the other three sweaters all planned out and decided yet but I am thinking I would like to make a Tucker Sweater, an Ommegang, a colour work sweater perhaps like Sundottir or Grettir and a cardigan of some sort because I would like some variety, I was thinking perhaps an Anne’s Sweater or a Pomme de Pin Cardigan. I guess if I make all of those it will make 5 total but who knows maybe I will get around to it, I did overshoot my goal of 12 socks last year by quite a lot so I’m thinking it could be possible still.
I also have plans to make more handknit socks for myself although I don’t have any number specific goals for that this year. I am thinking about 7 pairs of yellow socks but I’m not going to set a deadline for it. As you can see below, I have another yellow skein for the sock series which was given to me for Christmas. I got some “you choose the yarn” gifts (aka gift certificates) for Christmas as well so I might actually have all 7 skeins and be able to start soon!
In the meantime I have plans to make myself a pair of Watson Socks which should be very enjoyable and fun to wear.
What are your knitting plans for the year? Any special projects planned or knitting goals set?