As discussed before, I really liked having a knitting plan last year so I made a plan for 2020. It was helpful among my knitting friends as well. Kim and I are already working on the “advent” sweater together. It’s helpful to have someone to bounce ideas and questions off of.
We shared plans on Jan 3 and made modifications so that sweaters we jointly wanted to knit were timed together. Kim and I (and Collette and Colleen?) will knit the Vitamin B sweater starting in August. Colleen and I (and Lise?) will knit the Amrum sweater (ITO yarn) beginning in April. Tentatively I have the Professor Cat sweater for October with Collette but might switch with the Roselle Tee with Teresa.
This year I am not planning to take any classes as I have plenty of projects already on my plate. In 2019 I took a brioche class that I’m planning to use in 2020 with the Vitamin B sweater and another shawl project. And I took the argyl sock class that I didn’t finish so it’s a 2020 project. Not surprisingly my first 3 years of knitting were filled with classes as I learned new techniques and how to make shawls, sweaters, and socks. Now I’m ready to apply those skills.
I know the owner of my LYS may be insulted as I don’t have plans for classes there not a need for yarn. I am not avoiding the shop it’s just that I already have enough yarn and desired projects. In the past my knitting tended to be driven by the classes offered. Now it’s being driven by my plan with yarns I’d already purchased.