Sunday, December 22, 2013

Lofty Knitting Goals

I mistakenly thought that in Texas I would have less of a reason to knit.  Once again I was proven wrong.  I went to the local knit group (by local I mean 20 miles away) and to my surprise everyone was wearing short sleeve sweaters.  Short sleeve sweaters!  I am an all or nothing girl, and I thought that since Texas is hot, there is no need for sweaters.  Oh, silly me.  I didn't even consider short sleeves.  Or non-wool sweaters.  One lady was wearing a gorgeous pink silk sweater.  Instead of thinking that I will be knitting less in Texas, I just have to shift my thinking.  I will be knitting differently.  Not so many wool mittens, but instead shawls and cowls.  The first week I got here Austin got an ice storm.  The highs didn't make it above freezing. Too bad all my knitted items were packed with the movers.  I am looking forward to knitting this year.  I still have a huge amount of yarn in my "stash" as knitters call their hoards of yarn.  I picked out some yarn for upcoming projects.  From now until the end of January I will be working on these projects. 
The green yarn and white yarn will be for two different sweaters.  The orange multi colored yarn will be for a hat for Hubby.  The red will be for some lace project.  The yellowish grey will be for socks.  That ought to keep me busy for a while, don't ya think?


  1. Sounds like a plan! I, too, have lofty goals for 2014. A sweater for everyone...that is a total of 6 sweaters...learn how to knit a pair of socks and well as learn how to spin yarn on a drop spindle. Can't wait to see how your knitting comes along.

    1. Wow! You are going to be one busy woman! Hopefully sweaters for the littles wont take too long. Socks are easy once you get the basic construction down. I can't give you any tips on spinning as I am still trying to get consistent. I know a lot of people try to spin for at least 15 minutes a day which sounds reasonable. Good luck!