1ST QUARTER REVIEW
Wow, it’s already April. This year is flying by. So it’s good to check how things are going on the ole knitting plan.
Socks/Cowl: Goal – knit a pair a month or knit a cowl
This going well. I’ve knit 3 pairs of socks plus 2 pairs that were carryover WIPS. This month’s pair has been started and will be discussed below.
Sweater/Shawl: Goal 5 which is 1 roughly every 2+ months.S
Shakey but kinda on track. I do have one shawl done and I did finish a tee WIP. I have to get my tee test knit done this month so that would definitely put me on track. It’s going to be very tough to get the tee done by the end of the month since I lost almost a week due to traveling home from Florida. Then I had to frog back almost to the beginning because I made a mistake that was very obvious once I inspected my knitting at the end of the day.
Baby/Misc: Goal 1
This one is already accomplished since I finished a baby sweater. Whew.
WIPS: Goal 4
Going well. As mentioned above I finished the 2 sock WIPS and the 1 Tee WIP. I still need to finish the baby blanket WIP. That’s a pretty low priority but should have it done by the end of the year.
Daily Stitches: Goal 1800/day
This has gone quite well during the first quarter. I’ve actually averaged 2100 per day. But no big surprise that the knitting is taking quite the hit the past week while driving 19 hours and visiting my daughter and the Biltmore Estate/Asheville. Now I have unpacking and cleaning to do.
The year is going well although the sweater/shawl goal is always the weakest link. An updated plan is my feature image on this post.
TEE TEST KNIT
What was I thinking??!! Fingering weight tees take forever!! I do adore the yarn I’m using. It’s Cinnamon Dolce colorway in Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light I know I’m going to love the top even if I don’t finish in time.
I do love this yarn from Lollipop Yarns. She has the most beautiful colorways. This one is called Quirky. While I’m liking the woven stitch as the pattern, I’m realizing that I also like the plain vanilla. The woven stitch masks the speckles on the lighter color stripes. I’m glad I will have enough yarn to make a second pair. I’ll just knit vanilla for that pair.
It is nice to be home again. Kinda weird to be putting away Christmas decorations in April. My son didn’t put them away while we were gone. Yesterday I got to catch up with two of my local knitting friends over coffee at a local coffee shop and then a birthday dinner and card game with friends. It snowed!!! I have done zero walking as it’s been cold and rainy. (Hubby is ready to head back to Florida.) I did sign up for the YMCA and will start water aerobics and Pilates classes tomorrow. We have really enjoyed spending time again with my youngest son and his girlfriend.
We did have a wonderful visit with my daughter and her husband in Charleston and even got in a nice visit with a sorority sister I hadn’t seen in person in 43 years. We timed our visit to the Biltmore perfectly. We had good weather to see the gardens and the house. The day we left it was grey and cold.
Now to get back to knitting that tee!! Hope you have a wonderful week of crafting.
This is a year of projects (YOP) update. YOP is a Ravelry Group – make a plan for the year ahead for all your fiber activities, then update your blog each week. Plans can be calendar year (like mine) or mid-year start (like many). Following the plan is optional and creates some of the fun of posts. YOP is in it’s 11th year. It’s my second in the group.