Sunday 10 January 2016

2016 Knitting Resolutions

This post has been a couple of weeks in the making.

I have reached a certain point with my stash now, where I really need to admit that I can't ever hope to knit everything I have, and scale it back. So, my main resolution is to do that. I will get rid of one third of my stash this year, either through knitting, selling or giving away. It's too pretty to be cooped up in boxes waiting for my retirement.

This goal has informed my knitting intentions for the next 12 months.

1. Knit up all of the Cascade I have hanging around for roses for the rose chair. This might actually be enough roses to cover the chair. We'll see.

2. Knit up all the single skeins of Lion and Lamb I have into hexagons for the epic blanket of gorgeousness. That's six skeins; seven if I count Bated Breath which is the colour I am currently knitting. I use the word 'currently' under advisement there.

3. Knit another Central Park Hoody out of the black chunky tweed I bought from Emma's destash. That takes up shedloads of room.

4. Knit up the shawl kit I bought from Knitpicks in 2013.

5. Knit two other projects that use multiple yarns and that I have plans for - a several-coloured shawl for several blue DK skeins, and a variation on Ravello in an aran weight.

That's probably it for now; having been through my stash at length yesterday, though, I would also like to knit some lace shawls out of some of that gorgeous laceweight silk I've kept festering in a box for years; and some socks; and something out of the Mirasol Miski I painstakingly stashed over a long period of time.

Hopefully doing all this will help me to break double figures in the yarn-out calculator this year, although that seems very optimistic.

Maybe I should give up my job. It's for a good cause, right?

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