Kendra may have been the one to list her goals for the year right away, but I too have set crafting goals for this year. My goal is simple: in odd-numbered months, I will complete a project that I have already had started. In even-numbered months, I can either finish a project under way, or start and finish a new project. So, now that May is soon up, how am I doing on my goals?
January: Finish Dad's Christmas present socks. Check!
The pattern: Conwy, from Knitting on the Road by Nancy Bush (ravelry link).
The yarn: Knitivity Hand-dyed sock yarn in Stone.
Mods: cast on an extra 8 stitches to make sure they were large enough; followed the decreases of the pattern to make them fit the calf well.
February: knit feet onto a pair of legs for Socks for Soldiers. Also Done!
No picture of this one - check earlier blog posts for the same product. The sock legs were team knit by someone with a circular sock knitting machine and I added the feet to the olive drab legs. Because I started my part of the work in February, this counts as a new project.
March: Finish up the Windansea Hat. Done!
A free pattern from Berrocco, knit in two skeins of Berrocco Seduce. The knitting of this project was done quite a while ago, but I wasn't happy with the brim stiffening the first time around - too much of the white of the milliner's wire showed. This time I colored the wire with a blue sharpie, and used twice as many crochet stitches to attach the wire.
I wore this outside on April 21, and although I used two bobby pins to hold it on, I did have to reach up and hold it a couple of times, due to the wind. It did keep my nose from getting sunburned, so was a success!
April: Yoga Socks. Finally done!
These were knit for a fellow quilter for her daughter; she started them but was having problems and I ended up doing them for her. The free pattern was a handout from Michael's, and the yarn is Kroy from Pattons.
So far the year has gone well - but will I continue meeting my goal for May? This one is more of a challange, as the plan is to finish the blocks and put together the quilt top for a project I started a couple of years ago. Hmmm. I think I better stop typing and go sew.