Started in 2014: 34
Finished in 2014: 31
6 gifts (baby/toys)
4 holiday gifts
Reflecting on 2015’s state of the knitting:
I have not knit a stitch on:
Mystery Shawl 2012: Rockefeller still hibernating. After knitting Exploration Station, I am feeling renewing interest. Dare I make finishing or frogging this a New Year’s Resolution?
Trains, Planes, and Automobiles Scarf – started December 2011, still on the needles. Rowan Kidsilk Haze (Lace: 70% Mohair, 30% Silk, 229 yards). I’m fine with this still being on the needles. I keep it in Joe’s car as my emergency knitting.
The winner for longest on the needles and going nowhere fast is the Striped Cardigan a/k/a Shore – started March 2010. It remains high up on a shelf. It is as much work (if not more) to rip it out as it would be to finish it. This year it gets donated, somewhere.
I have five other projects that are hibernating. A Lizard Ridge pillow, Noro Log Cabin Afghan, Casu Cowl ,
Babette Crocheted Afghan worked with leftovers of Koigu PPPM (Fingering: 100% Washable Merino, 175 yards). These have no deadline, they can continue in stasis. And lastly,
Big Damn Heroes It’s more of a summer poncho and I’ll revisit it after the winter.
Going into 2016, four projects at a time continue to be manageable, keep my attention and I actually finished things.
1 project from stash yarns.
1 project from stash yarns.
1 project that’s been hibernating: fix, frog or finish.
1 project with new yarn. Let’s face it, there are always going to be new tempting yarns.
1 project that is a store sample, design or class prep.
That being said, on my needles now:
From stash yarns: A CustomFit sweater knit with Cephalopod Traveller (DK: 100% Merino, 280 yards).
Fix, frog or finish the Rockefeller shawl. I love how it looks as is, the last section of it I don’t like and that’s what has me caught up short. This is a picture of another Raveler’s finished shawl. It’s the stripey wings that I’m not sure about. Any comments or thoughts are welcome.
New Yarn: A lovely shade of pink Artyarns Cashmere 5 and Cashmere Glitter for another Fallen Halo. Also a perfect, easy portable project that fits neatly in my bag.
|© Hilary Smith Callis|
Store Sample: Adama Cowl for the shop. It will be a class at our retreat at Mohonk Mountain House and in the shop in March. I’m knitting it with Plymouth Arequipa (Worsted: 90% Merino, 10% Silk, 218 yards).
After spending a few hours in Yarnia (a magical place) I found three types of techniques that I want to pursue this year: Fair Isle, Two Color Brioche, and Sequence Knitting.
I also want to explore Mosaic knitting because I was inspired by Frieze.
That just about covers it. I think.
What is your project scoreboard? Come on, knit & tell.