Monday, January 10, 2011

#51 - NEW YEAR, NEW KNITS

Finishing Christmas knitting is so relieving and exciting for me. What to knit next? After very little contemplation, it has been decided - 2011 is the YEAR OF SELFISH KNITTING. It's less about knitting solely for myself (although that's definitely on the horizon), and more about knitting whatever I want, whenever I want. No deadlines, no obligations, just enjoyment. Who's joining me?


I've started the year off on the right foot. My brother and sister-in-law got me some gorgeous yarn for the holidays, including Debbie Bliss Alpaca Silk aran in a hunter green shade. It is soft and squishy and lovely, so I knitted myself a hat with it. I am a self-proclaimed hat junkie, and this one is a simple, slouchy, all-around hat that has been my go-to lately.

My other knitting plans for the new year? My two overall goals are to KNIT THE STASH and START TRYING SWEATERS. I think sweaters will be a good platform to get me trying new techniques and learning about garment construction. As for the stash knitting? My stockpile of yarn is becoming an embarrassment, so I figure that's reason enough.

I'm on the ground running - cast on 2 sweaters with stash yarn (Whaaat?!) this week, and another hat for myself with stash as well. What's on your needles at the moment?

Happy knitting!
xx

8 comments:

iknit2purl2 said...

Verycute hat! Love the color! What pattern? Two sweaters cast on in one week? I am having trouble casting on a mitten!!

CraftyCripple said...

Talk about hitting the ground running! What sweaters are you knitting? Enquiring minds want to know. By the way the hat is fab.

Jane said...

Another great hat! Good for you - enjoy your knitting!

Alexandra said...

Lovely hat! The color is beautiful!

Excellent resolutions for the new year! Knitting is supposed to be fun, so you should definitely knit whatever you want! :) I'm also knitting from the stash, mine has definitely gotten too big!

Julie said...

These are great goals. I think I might just follow in your footsteps! I just learned how to do cables last night so I feel like a whole new world has opened up...

Kate! said...

Selfish knitting, after the first couple of tries, is so rewarding! I'm at the point now where I only knit for other people at christmas time. And sock? I only go to that trouble for my mister or myself.

AC said...

I'm with you on the selfish knitting. I feel like I give everything I knit away!

Sweaters are really fun to knit. Lots of different things going on, so it tends to not get boring. I'd recommend going with top down designs if you can...it's really reassuring to be able to try it on as you go; you're not thinking the whole time--"Is this even going to fit??"

g-girl said...

good luck with the sweaters and the knitting down the stash. :)