Knitting Goals

It may seem a little late in the year to be talking about this but I thought I should keep myself in check with regard to my progress to date as well as look ahead. After all, we are bombarded at work to “write down your goals”. It’s about time I apply it to my knitting as well. As Caribou cafe says, life is short…

You’re heard me say more than once that I have way too many WIPs than I have time to finish them. So my knitting goal for the rest of 2011 is to finish all these WIPs before casting on another project. It will be tough, I know, and I am already tempted by at least 2 new cardigan patterns. But I will resist, and soldier on to finish what I have already started. Let me break it down, in no particular order:

  • Legwarmers (Pattern: Happy Legs by Lioness Arts) – Started on the 10th Apr as a test knit for Dani, supposed to have finished them within the same week but got distracted by other things. Half done so far. Should be a one-sitting project so will try to finish one evening this week.
  • Roxie (Pattern: Roxanne Mystery Shawl by Feministy) – This should be easy as the clues come in weekly and there is plenty of time in a week to get them done. We’re on Clue #2 now and I have done 2 repeats, two more to go before I finish this clue. So far, on schedule.
  • From Grandma (Pattern: Hemlock Ring Blanket by Brooklyn Tweed) – neglected a bit since I figured I have time between the 10th May when I finish work and June when we go home to Manila. Could be one of my travel projects.
  • Late Harvest (Pattern: Harvest Dew by Rose Hiver Designs) -part of STR Q2 KAL so I have until end of June to finish this pair. I’m finishing other sock projects first then I will get to this one.
  • Home-made Lemonade Stand (Pattern: Sweet Home by Carrie Sullivan) – Spring KAL with the Irish Girlie Knits Group. I have until end of May to complete this pair. This is next in my sock project queue.
  • Semi-solid Stripes (Stripe Study Shawl by Rain Knitwear Designs) – A potential project for when I fly the 8 hours to Manila. Lots of garter stitch, a bit of short row and changing yarn, but otherwise mindless.
  • Minty Cables (Pattern: Gathered Pullover by Hana Jason) – Missing its sleeves. I should be finished with this in April, but I am still not sure how to tackle the sleeves. I’m tempted to just knit a garter stitch hem for the armholes and finish it off as a vest!
  • Housewarming Blanket (Pattern: Moderne Baby Blanket by Mason-Dixon Knitting) – Another potential flight knitting, except I have to change yarn every strip. Hmmm.
  • Knucks (Pattern: Knucks by Pamela Grossman) – I have two pairs of this, both half-done but should be quick once I get started. I need a quiet Saturday to get this done.
  • Butterfly Breeze (Pattern: Walk Now by Carrie Sullivan) – One sock is done for the test knit, now I need to knit the second sock. It’s such a pretty design too and using my own hand-dyed yarn so no excuses really not to finish this.
  • Summer Stream (Pattern: Summer Stream Scarf by Asami Kawa) – This started out so well, but I got stumped with the endless decreases and purls. And this is in Primo too so not sure why I lost interest in it! But I will finish this, no matter what.
  • God’s Promise (Pattern: Ishbel by Ysolda Teague) – Again, Sundara FSM and a winning pattern by Ysolda, so why the love lost? Thi sis my first Ishbel and I planned on knitting more of this, but first I have to get over this one and finish it already.
  • Pont Gris (Pattern: Pont Neuf by Carrie Sullivan) – Wow, I did not realize I have 3 of Carrie’s designs in my WIP stash! Talk about an IGK Groupie! I cast this on on my birthday last year but I had so man other shiny projects I wanted to finish so this was pushed aside. Don’t worry, honey, I will get around to you as soon as I can.
  • My Footgloves (Pattern: Customized Riverbed by Cristi Brockway) – I commented once on Cristi’s post about her Butter Pecan Socks and she offered to customize a Riverbed Master Pattern for me. I have always wanted to try this technique but never got around to it. This time I am determined to win over this thing.
  • Red Cardigan (Pattern: Iceling Cardigan by Carol Feller) – Had the urge to knit a cardigan for Nash and this pattern was a gift from winning randomly in the Stashdown monthly competition. Going great but had to put aside to finish the much older WIPs.

There. Out in the open. Nothing held back. This is far too much, esp for me who tends to be slow. I’ve been fired up recently though after completing 3 projects this past week. I would go as far as saying that I am on a finishing streak!

Alright, better get knitting then.

2 thoughts on “Knitting Goals

  1. I love that you’re revisiting your goals and tackling the WIPs. Striking out each of the items on this list will give you the best satisfaction ever! Good luck!!


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