When I sat down to think about my knitting for the new year, I had two options. 1: I could focus on my five current WIPs, which include one review project with a deadline. Or 2: I could cast on new project(s)! I really thought I was going to focus on the current ones, that adding more to the mix would just be overwhelming. But then I was sitting in my craft room and I started playing with my pretty yarn and before I knew it, I was winding four skeins of yarn. By the end of the day on January 1st, I had three new projects on my needles. (The fourth is a paid pattern so I’m waiting until payday to start that one.)
First up is a basic ribbed beanie which will get a beautiful furry purple pompom. But I’ve got nine inches of ribbing to knit, so this will be a good carry-around project. Yarn is Jasper from Primrose Yarn Co. in the color Mischief Managed, and the pattern is Standing Rock Hat.
Then I had to cast on a sock with my amazing 80s yarn from Show Me Yarn, called Hit Me With Your Best Shot. OMG I love this so much, and I love that the stripes are different widths and that they change so often. This is crazy addictive. I kind of made up a pattern, with a 1×1 ribbed cuff and a 3×1 ribbed leg.
Finally, this is my favorite of the three, even as much as I love the new sock. This yarn is Manos del Uruguay Alegria (I told you I love their yarn) and the color is Locura Fluo. It is STUNNING. I chose a lacy shawl pattern called Wave and it’s also very addictive. It alternates between lace and garter stripes so it hasn’t gotten boring yet.
Now, it will be interesting to see if/when I can make myself go back to my old WIPs! Who else has cast on new projects already?
Lol I love how you can work on multiple projects at one time. I’m all about finishing things
I get in a finishing mood every so often, thankfully!
Lol then you’re in a perfect position as you have lots of choice:)
I love the self striping socks. I am a huge fan of that Manos yarn. I made a sweater for Audrey in the same colorway a couple of years ago https://www.ravelry.com/projects/sarahjane77/flax-light
AAAHHH! I just looked and OMG the sweater is beautiful but also your girl is adorable! And now I want to save up enough to buy a sweater quantity of the yarn for myself.
I cast on a scarf New Year’s Eve and a pair of socks on New Years Day. Have to pay attention to the scarf but socks are pretty mindless
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Me too! I cast on an Otter Ferry hat yesterday.
The manos yarn looks amazing! I love the pops of colour that it has without being to garish!
I actually haven’t cast on anything new yet. I have a gift sock that I’m making myself finish first, and then I’ll be casting on either a new shawl (for myself) or a new sweater (also for myself). My fingers are itching to cast on new projects, though! I might even start both…
Yes! Start both!! 🙂
I… started something else entirely. 😀 I was buying yarn for my niece — have to support young knitters! — and ended up finding something that I really wanted to knit with, so I took it home and cast on a shawl. Because why not?
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