Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Shiny New Plans

I have some shiny new yarn to show you! These skeins were purchased using my Afghans for Afghans discount:
CY Traveller, colorway San Francisco Bay
and these were from a destash that I just couldn't resist:
SG (now VG) Codex, colorway Lioness of Brittany
I've been waiting forever to get my hands on some of that colorway because it it the perfect silvery grey. I've also (finally) obtained some beads so I can (finally) get started on the cowl my lovely readers voted for sometime soon:
CY Nautilace, colorway Triggerfish

If there's anything I love nearly as much as knitting and yarn, it's making lists-- especially if those lists pertain to knitting and yarn! Inspired by Evelyn over at the Project: Stash blog, I am joining in with the Come Blog-a-Long group on Ravelry for the Year of Projects, which starts now and goes until June 30th, 2013. The idea is that you make a list of everything you'd like to accomplish this year knitting-wise and blog about your progress weekly. You could vow to knit every pattern in a book (I'd like to do that someday) or just make your own list. It seems like a great way to narrow down my goals, keep me accountable, and find new inspiring blogs to read.


Additionally, this is as good an excuse as any to really tackle my WIPs and SIPs and master my knitting-related-guilt. How I'm supposed to finish all of those projects while casting on for new ones and coming up with designs, I'm not quite sure yet, but I'm sure as hell going to give it a whirl! With no further ado, here is my list (with each project/pattern linked to its Ravelry page if it currently exists):


Works-In-Progess (0/10)
Beautiful Briny Sea   (shawl)
Color Affection  (shawl)
Fall Shaelyn  (shawl)
Figgy Dog Days  (shawl)
Magnificent Mittens  (mittens)
Mawata Mittens  (mittens)
Project Limulus  (shawl)
Quicksilver  (stole)
Snowy Sunset  (shawl)
Zuzu's Petals  (cowl)


Socks-In-Progress (0/5)
Lunacy!
Maia
Froot Loops
Silk Lace Lenores
Sweet Tarts

(I am feeling some deep shame over the number of my WIPs. Deep, deep shame. However, I have fewer SIPs than I thought! Yay, me!)


New Non-Sock Projects (0/15)
Chrysanthemum frutescens hat
Giving Comfort hat
Harmony shawl 
Honey cowl 
Magrathea shawl
Marigold shawl
Regina hat
Thundercloud cowl 
a shawl using Mithril
something using Zaftig
things for tiny humans
undecided other things (4 or so)


New Sock Projects (0/10)
Afshari socks 
Fences socks
Linaria bipartita socks 
Monkey socks
Ribby Holiday Socks
Fiasco socks for me this time
undetermined colorwork socks
undetermined other socks (3)


Of My Own Design (0/10)
Marshall's socks  (started)
Lilly's socks  (started)
Robin's socks
Barney's socks
Shawl
Cowl for Twist Collective
Print magazine submission
Knit Picks IDP submission
Malabrigo Quickie - Rasta
Malabrigo Quickie - Rios, Arroyo, or Twist


I changed the ticker on the top of my blog so that it tracks my YoP projects instead of finished socks. However (lest you think I'm cheating), I made sure that the projects I wanted to finish this year contained more than enough socks to meet my original goal of 20 pairs for 2012. I just need to make sure I finish 15 more of them by January (ah-haha, whose crazy idea was this again?)! And for those keeping track at home, the above comes to a total of 50 projects. I suspect I can make it, since in both 2010 and 2011 I finished 41 projects,  though as the charts show many of those were holiday gift hats so they flew by pretty quickly. We'll just have to wait and see!

Finally, anything lingering on the needles but not on this list IS GETTING FROGGED. Man, that feels good. :-D Who else is playing along?

18 comments:

  1. Nice list! And you were committed to knit 20 pair of sock in 2012, wouah... In my year of project, I just committed to do 6, I feel chicken...

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    1. I'm not sure why I thought I could do 20, honestly! Looking back last year I knit 13 pairs. 6 is not chicken, it's all a matter of time!

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  2. I cannot decide which of those yarns I like the best, they all look so wonderful and I don't doubt that they will each be a joy to knit with! That is a challenging list for Year of Projects, but you knit so quickly that I have no doubt that you can do it! I will really enjoy watching your progress through this challenge!

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    1. I think it'll be fun, and I can't wait to knit with those yarns!

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  3. Good luck with YoP, I know you will be successful! If I had the time I would do it myself, but that is just not happening.

    Also, thank you for introducing me to Bugga, I got my Afghans for Afghans skein today and it's so dreamy!

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    1. OoOooOOOO! :) What colorway did you get?

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  4. First let me just "ooo and ahhh" at your yarn :-P All so beautiful! And your list? WOW, that's ambitious! Best of luck :) I look forward to seeing progress!

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    1. It is a tad ambitious... thanks for the encouragement!

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  5. I am so jealous of your yarn, it all looks so yummy! I can't wait to see the beaded cowl I just know it will be amazing! Those are some great projects, I can't wait to see them!

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    1. Thanks! Me neither, I knit so much faster in my head, though.

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  6. Love the yarn and love the list, welcome aboard to YOP and I hope you enjoy it. We never worry about how we are going to accomplish things we just aim high and with encouragement from the group its surprising how well we do. I'm especially looking forward to seeing your own designs. I think 20 socks in 2012 a great challenge, as someone who set themselves a dishcloth a week challenge for this year I'm all for this kind of thing lol.

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    1. Thank you for the warm welcome, and I'll have to check out your dishcloths!

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  7. The yarn is gorgeous, I really love the green. Welcome to YoP :)

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  8. Mmm I LOVE Afhsari. In fact I seem to have a minor Hunter Hammersen obsession going on. Can't wait to see your projects through the list!

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    1. Ohmigosh, me too! I have yet to actually knit any of her patterns but I've queued and purchased most of them. I want to knit every single thing in the Knitter's Curiosity Cabinet at some point.

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  9. Good luck! And wow, 20 socks in a year, I'm not sure I'll manage 12!

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    1. You can do it!! :) I'm not really in a good place to finish 20 at the moment, I keep fooling myself that since some of them were already WIPs it won't be that hard.

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