Monday, December 05, 2005

Upcoming Goals

As I am winding down on my Peacock Feathers Shawl and as the New Year approaches I have some knitting goals.

1. I have ordered Nature Spun yarn in silver sage to knit Leaves In Relief from the fall 2005 Knitty. I have set up a group on yahoo in hopes that someone would like to knit with me. I love the intertwining trees on this sweater. I have used charts for Fair Isle and lace but I do not ever remember using them for aran knits so this should be a learning experience.

2. For Christmas I requested some of Knitpicks Palette to make Donegal from Alice Starmore's The Celtic Collection. I probably have had this book for 8 years and have been looking longingly at the sweater for that long. I have not done Fair Isle with fingering weight yarn before plus I am planning on using the two-handed method for this sweater which is also new for me. I'm really looking forward to it.

3. My last goal for 2006 is to make a lace project using cobweb weight yarn. I am currently thinking about how I should work up to that. I also would love to do the Wedding Ring Shawl but I don't think I have the ability to concentrate on it the way I would like at this point in my life. Either my 3 year old and 10 month old are pulling at my yarn or it is late at night and I am tired. There is no other knitting option. I will have to ponder this goal a bit more.

2 comments:

dana said...
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dana said...

hi! your peacock shawl looks beautiful

i see you are going to use knitpicks to make an alice starmore fom the celtic collection, do you have any hints on how i might choose colors for that? i want to make one of her pattern from there, but have no idea how to figure out substituting the colors


any help would be much appresiated :)

im a member of the fair isle knitting group at yahoo too