A year ago I made a list of some of my knitting goals/desires. I haven't thought much about that list until lately when I was reviewing it for this post, I'm pleased that I have accomplished quite a few of those things.
Goal 1: Spin yarn that I can actually knit with. DONE. I spun and knit this cowl and a headband. Plus I have 200+ yards of handspun waiting to be knit. Yeah!
Goal 2: Learn how to do color work. DONE. Thanks to Elizabeth Zimmermann.
Goal 3: Learn entrelac. Not done. But I bought the yarn for this amazing scarf. That is one step closer at least.
Goal 4: Win the battle of garments looking handmade instead of homemade. I think I did it with my daughter's Bulle. I'm getting better with my finishing techniques and that is exciting!
Goal 5: Designing. Done. And not done. Because it is a goal that will
continue. I've independently published 2 patterns in the last year. And I
recently finished this design for my niece's birthday headband. I'm
pleased with the progress I've made on this goal.
And looking forward to the next year:
That is probably more than enough goals. :)
- Knit 5 pairs of socks. It is the Summer of Socks I've decided. I have 5 skeins that have been waiting TOO long to reach their full potential.
- Spin a skein that is consistently one thickness. I will feel so accomplished when I spin something that isn't classified as a thick and thin.
- design a lace triangle shawl
- submit a design idea to one magazine or book
- submit design proposals for yarn support
- publish 3 more designs. I'm trying for one a quarter but since I'm not a big summer knitter (i.e. not a big fan of knitting cotton or linen) it might end up being several in the fall and winter. We will see. This headband could be a summer pattern if I got my butt in gear!
Labels: 5KCBWDay7, colorwork, designing, sweaters, Yarn