I thought I’d write my crafty goals for the year here.
To be honest, it’s mostly going to be knitting for now. Yes, there’ll be the odd crochet or sewing project too, but I have a little list of knitting projects to get out of the way first (or at the very least, started!).
Sock Yarn Shawl
This is an ongoing project with no particular urgency, but it’s the project I cast on before all of the others on this list, so it gets first place! It’s a 4ply yarn by West Yorkshire Spinners in a GORGEOUS colour way (you can get it here from The Knitting Network if you want it in your stash!).
It’s going to take a while to finish it, but there’s no rush!
I have only ever knitted one sock. As in, ONE. Not a pair…but one!
I threw it away last year as it was all twisted and would never be worn!
Socks are my knitting nemesis. They take ages and they seem so slow to make any progress with at all. I’m a bit impatient!
So, this year, I’m going to focus on socks. I’ve cast on and knitted a couple of rows before Christmas, and then I put it aside. It’s time to pick it up again.
I just find DPNs so fiddly and no, I’m going to try any other methods like the magic loop anytime soon as I think it will be just the same amount of fiddliness!!
Fair Isle Top Down Sweater
I have the aran wool all ready for this. I have the book all ready to look at. I don’t have a pattern!
I’m going to have a go at designing one myself, which means I need to measure myself, design a Fair Isle Yoke motif (I’m thinking trees) and then write up the pattern itself for me to follow.
I’ve never designed a sweater before, I’ve only ever knitted 2 in my life in fact. Last year.
But, it’s a huge project I’m really looking forward to!
I have wool for the following projects:
- A soft grey hat
- A neon cowl
- A baby blanket from scraps
- Aran wool for a tank top (sweater vest)
- About 20 random single hanks/ balls of yarn that I have NO IDEA what to do with!
And I’m currently crocheting a scraps blanket which I’ll donate somewhere that accepts baby knitted items.
- Christmas fat quarters
- Denim fabric – maybe a skirt or a bag?
- Grey wool fabric into a draught excluder?
- Fix a pair of shorts I made last year!
I also bought 3 metres of some striped fabric, with the intention of making either a dress or top. I’m thinking a t-shirt, which isn’t my first choice of garment for sewing…but it’s something I’ve never done before and will give me good practice with pattern matching. I could make it into a mix of t-shirt and dress by doing a long tunic type top.
And finally, I’m going to finish a leather handbag I started last year…it’s all dyed red and green, it just needs to be sewn up. I’ll have to refresh saddle stitch, but it should be no problem once I get into it!
That just needs a big chunk of time to focus on it!
Well, that’s it. All my crafty projects for the year.
There is not a lot on here really, I feel like I finished a lot of the bigger projects last year so I’m almost starting with a clean slate this year. And that feels pretty good. 🙂
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