Sunday, January 01, 2012

What is ahead for 2012?

I am here! knitting and weaving and spinning and having a grand time at it. This past year was not big on knitting projects, I completed a few but not as many as in the past. I wove more than I knit, I think.
I also set up the knitting machines again, knit a couple of sweaters on them, and never took pictures, that must be a first for me.

The last two years have not been very good in my personal life, but we won't go there. I am grateful I am hanging in there and still tangling up yarn.

My stash did grow, a LOT with the recent closing of the LYS, it is hard to stay away from lovely yarns at great closeout prices. I bought several packages for complete cardigans, some for the machine some for handknitting. But I don't have specific patterns in mind for any of them. Time will tell and I will either design something or follow/modify a pattern.

The plan this year is to make a good dent in the stash, both weaving and knitting. Weaving just got easier and I should not procrastinate as much between projects because I bought a tieup assist contraption for the Glimakra loom. Now that I don't have to crawl under the loom to tieup and I can put on one long warp and weave and change tieups easy, I should be able to do a lot more. I wanted to do this for a long time, but I kept putting it off. Finally in early Fall I set up the loom with a 16 yd warp for towels...I could change the treadling sequence but did not want to crawl and change the tieup. I soon grew bored with the possibilities and lack of pattern variation, it took me a long long time to finish the warp. That is when I decided life is too short and if want to get more weaving done the tieup assist was the way to go.

The second and big plan is to knit more on the machines, there are so many things I want to do, and so many lovely things out there, I have to do at least some on the machine if I ever want to get at least half way down the list.

Handknitting of course, my forever love with lace. I have to finish Princess so I can move on to another large project which will likely be the Queen Spider shawl. The piece is lovely, and I love the story behind it, it is a must.

Then there are socks, and more sock yarn that is waiting for me to work on.

In conclusion, I doubt I will sit idle, and I know I will have fun.

Last but not least revive the blog, keep track of what I make and write down the good and the bad so at least I can learn from my own experiences.

With that in mind, I welcome a New Year and wish you all the same!


Melodye said...

Happy New Year and welcome back!!

Cheryl S. said...

Happy New Year!

I am glad that I was out of town for the downsizing of one of my LYS shops, or I'd have probably added great amounts to my already-huge stash.

Good luck with all of your projects!

yarnlot said...

Just as in the past we will look forward to your creations -especially the lace knitting- and your blog posts!

Jane said...

Looking forward to a great year! Thanks for all you do.