Right around this time last year, I boldly declared that 2017 would be my Year of Colorwork. I did 2 small colorwork projects, and then promptly stalled on my first big project for the year, which remains unfinished to this day. 2017 quickly devolved into my Year of Continuous Distraction, with my knitting projects taking me hither and yon, though cables and lace and then very occasionally touching back on colorwork, only to flit back away to something else.
So I’m not making any declarations this year.
What I will do is make some goals for myself. Specifically, this year I will make:
- At least 1 of my 2 big colorwork sweater kits (if I had to bet, I would bet that the one I make will be my Glenesk cardigan)
- At least 1 other cardigan. Specifics to be named later
- 6 pairs of socks
- 6 other small items (shawl, hat, scarf, whatever)
Stretch goal: 1 gansey or 2 tank tops or shells
2nd stretch goal: Finish design and write up of 2 design projects I have partially done, and then publish them.
3rd stretch goal: I’d kind of like to learn brioche and maybe one or two other techniques
I’m also not going to kid myself that I’m not going to buy any yarn. Clearly I’m going to buy yarn. I’m just going to try to take it easy, and also try to knit from stash as much as possible. That should be easy – I just did some reorganizing, and was reminded how much pretty, pretty yarn I have.
So that’s my vague, general plan for the year. How about you? What are your crafty (or other, if you are not a crafter) goals for 2018?