Thursday, January 22, 2015

Knitting/yarn goals

Well, it's only 22 days into the new year, so I can still proclaim my crafty intents for the year, right? In the yarn realm of my interests, I finally learned to weave!

I received the Ashford Sample-It loom from a very sweet friend a year ago, and on January 1st, Elliott helped me set up my first warp. The pictured piece is now a finished scarf, but I haven't taken FO shots yet. It was very quick and enjoyable to weave the scarf, and I see lots of weaving in my 2015 forecast.

After discovering that I have a BOATLOAD of sock yarn (boatload is a technical term, btw), I want to focus on sock yarn projects this year.
I purchased a reed for the loom to weave with sock yarn, which will be a part of my plan.
I also intend to make at least four pairs of socks this year. For me, that's a pretty lofty goal, since socks are my kryptonite.

But I'm halfway through the second sock on this pair, which I started January 2nd. It's Hermoine's Everyday Socks (free pattern), and I'm using Squoosh Ultra Sock in the Vintage colorway. I hope to finish this pair in the next week or so.

my ravelry project

Additionally, Eat Sleep Knit is doing another year of the yarnathon. I participated in many of their challenges last year, and I intend to do the same this year, as some of the KALs were already in my knitting plans.
Unfortunately, projects like my Scrappy Hue Shift won't count, since the majority of the yarn used has to be from ESK. But I still plan on finishing that blanket this year!

I also intend to finish Backshore (bottom of the post), the choose your own adventure shawl and these mitts.

So, you know, normal ambitious dreams of knitting and weaving all of the things. Nbd.


  1. those goals sound totally achievable. can't wait to see your finished scarf!

  2. Perfectly achievable. And I think you had days to spare...isn't the end of January the deadline? ;) I've been resisting the loom...but wow, I love the colors your chose in that project. Can't wait to see an FO shot. Good luck with everything you plan to do in 2015...looking forward to watching your progress.

  3. ALL the things!!! I've recently become addicted to sock knitting. It's the two-at-a-time toe up thing. I fell for it HARD!

  4. That all looks great! What did you think of warping the loom? Weaving looks intriguing but I have to confess I'm intimidated by the amount of time it takes to get set up since I don't usually have a big block of time to sit down and craft. Can't wait to see what you make!


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