I want to summarise my knitting activities in 2016 and give a short overview of my knitting plans for 2017.
I have knit a lot in 2016, namely 12302m of yarn. More than 12km. Wow. I would not have expected that. I wanted to destash fingering weight sock yarn, which more or less worked as I started to knit up 10 skeins more than I bought. I also planned to knit more adult garments, but I am not happy with only two cardigans and one crocheted sweater. I tried not to buy more yarn than I knit, but on top of the 14212m I bought, I was gifted another 3566m of yarn. Well, destash overall epically failed.
Some WIPs I have started in 2016 will remain unfinished, namely:
- a scarf with a boring pattern in a yarn that is difficult to knit. I will finish it because the result looks pretty good.
- a silken summer top with a complex lace pattern, which I actually love. I did not finish it due to major mistakes in the pattern and because it requires a lot of attention which disqualifies the project to work on it in public transportation.
- the Boo MKAL as it requires a fucking lot of attention which is extra hard as I knit it in black.
- a beautiful sweater from a French knitting magazine I have just started (see featured image)
I am happy to have published my first complex knitting pattern, the Katinka Mitts. I hope I can find the time for new designs in 2017.
Now to my plans for 2017:
- destash (particularly sock yarn)
- publish more designs
- finish some WIPs, namely the above mentioned pullover, the silken top, the Taboo shawl and a mobile
- knit an argyle sweater for my dad! This is not an option, I have promised him this one years ago. Please remind me of that!
- knit six pairs of socks
- knit an Exploration Station shawl together with some knitting friends from Aachen
- knit more garments! Qualified candidates are an 80s inspired sweater, Enchanted Mesa, a summer t-shirt, another summer t-shirt, a goth shrug (maybe for this year’s WGT?), a fishnet pullover, Wilderness, Sugarcoated, Helmia, a summer cardigan
- knit a pair of pants from sock yarn scraps
- sew more
I am fully aware of this list being too long for one year. But I am happy to have so many ideas to follow. Have a Happy New Year 2017!