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?


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  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 mittens...as well as learn how to spin yarn on a drop spindle. Can't wait to see how your knitting comes along.

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    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!

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