Around the beginning of this year, having learned my lesson somewhat from last year, I set myself a series of challenges as my knitting goals for 2018. Now that we are a month past the halfway mark, how am I doing?
Goal 1 – Do at least one of my big colorwork kits.
Done, except for a little finishing work.
Goal 2 – At least one other cardigan, specifics to be named later.
Not yet. I have plans for one or two that I actually have yarn for, neither of which is that complicated, so there is hope for this one still.
Goal 3 – 6 pairs of socks
Not yet. I do have two pairs done, and feel like four more pairs is not unreasonable for the next 5 months. It has crossed my mind that I did do three pairs of slippers, which are kind of like socks if you squint… But I’m not ready to give up on this one yet!
Goal 4 – 6 other small items (hats, scarves, etc).
Yes indeed! By my Ravelry projects, page, I’ve got 8 small items done already this year, and another one in the works as I type this. Probably a few more things will happen in this category as well.
Stretch Goal 1 – 1 gansey or 2 tank tops or shells.
Nope. It’s a possibility, but not a strong one at this point. We shall see!
Stretch Goal 2 – finish design on two items I have halfway designed and write and publish directions.
No. Have done some work on this, but nowhere near finished at this point.
Stretch Goal 3 – Learn brioche and 1 or 2 other techniques.
Yes! I did learn brioche, as well as double knitting, Latvian braid, thrumming, and felting. (Though I don’t know if that last one counts. Still – it’s something I hadn’t done on purpose before, so I’m calling it a win!)
So to sum up – the hard part here is done. Glenesk was a beast, but it is mostly done at this point. The ends are even woven in – just have to sew ribbon backing to the button band and attach the buttons, and I’m there. To meet these goals, I need to do 1 cardigan and 4 pairs of socks – pretty doable!
Do you have any goals for your knitting (or really anything else?) How are they coming along?