I'm a little late in posting this, seeing as how it's almost February (what??!), but I realized I never spoke about my knitting plans for 2015 here on the blog. At some point in December, when I was thinking ahead to 2015, I found a sock. You'll notice that's not plural. A lone sock, that was completed in November.
November 2011. (It's ok, you can judge me.)
I know exactly what happened. In 2011, I had just knit my first pair of socks - a bulky, quick knit. Apparently, I thought that would translate over to this pair, so I cast on thinking they'd be done in no time. Obviously I was wrong, since that sock has been a loner for over 3 years. I decided then that in 2015, I would finally give this sock a mate, and that I would make it a goal of mine to knit more socks. As I write this, I have 4 pairs of handknit socks in my wardrobe. Two of those pairs were made with either bulky or worsted weight, so they are more socks for wearing around the house.
I then took a moment to take stock of all my sock yarn, and discovered I have enough to make 12 pairs (not pictured is another skein), and that's not including the lone sock pictured at the beginning of this post. So I decided to make my goal to knit through my stash. I didn't set a goal of a certain number of pairs, because I want to enjoy the process, and not stress out that I'm not doing it fast enough. I also purchased a couple of pairs of 9 inch circular needles (thanks to a tip from Julie), which I'm hoping will aid me in enjoying the process a bit more. I've also got Cookie A.'s book, Knit. Sock. Love, which inspires me every time I look through it, so I imagine I'll be making a few pairs from that book.
Along with socks, I plan on focusing on more sweaters in 2015. I am a total sweater knitter. I love seeing all the pieces come together to create a wearable work of art. I cast on for my first sweater of 2015 last night, another knit along with Jesse. We're knitting Sundottir, from Brooklyn Tweed Wool People 6. I was even a good knitter, and knit, washed, blocked & measured a gauge swatch!
Also on my to-knit list for 2015 are Oshima, Fold & Turn, Honeycomb Aran. Breezy Cardigan, Beatnik, a couple of designs floating in my noggin, and Seamless Hybrid for Jake. I have no idea if I'll get through all of these, or if I'll get distracted by new patterns along the way, but I know for sure that Oshima and Fold & Turn will get knitted this year.
What are your knitting or fiber goals for the new year? Hope your 2015 is off to a great start!