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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Make Nine 2018 | Setting Goals.

Jumping on the #makenine2018 bandwagon (thanks to Kat for the encouragement!) with nine projects I plan to finish this year:

The top row - Bodie, Footprints in the Snow and All the Love - are already on the needles, and I'm planning to finish at least two of them this month.

I've promised myself I won't start another sweater until they're all finished, but I'm going to start the Parallelogram Scarf on January 20. Vicki and I will be knitting along - care to join us?

The five remaining sweaters - Birkin, Archer, Fine Sand, Balise Cardigan and Glaswegian Cardigan - will make a decent dent in my stash. I think they'll also be fun to knit and nice additions to my wardrobe.

So yeah, I have yarn on hand to knit five sweaters (plus another three or four) and several big accessory pieces, not to mention a dozen or so single skeins that could be socks, hats, mitts, cowls or shawls. I like having some stash, but whoa ... this is a bit much for me! I'll definitely be buying less yarn in 2018 :-)

I set my goal in Ravelry to knit 24 projects this year. At this point, I'm not sure what all those projects will be, but I intend most of them come from stash.

Are you setting any knitting goals this year?

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Blogger Kym said...

24 projects! Wow! If anyone can achieve that goal, it's YOU, Mary. What a great group of projects you've picked for you #makenine2018. I don't set knitting goals for myself -- unless it's to knit whatever I feel like next! :-) (Which is probably why you can think about knitting 24 projects in a year ... and I think about finishing 7 or 8!) :-D

Wednesday, 10 January, 2018  
Blogger Bonny said...

You've set beautiful and ambitious goals, but with your knitting abilities and dedication, they are ones that I'm sure you'll meet. My goal is simply to knit. :-)

Wednesday, 10 January, 2018  
Blogger karen said...

you've picked some awesome projects and lots of color!! Can't wait to watch you through out the year :)

Wednesday, 10 January, 2018  
Blogger Vicki Knitorious said...

Oh my, those are all great projects!! I don't think I've ever set a specific knitting goal for a year, but I do enjoy smaller "challenges" and KALs. I am so looking forward to ours (hoping to dye the yarn this weekend!), and am pondering something for the Olympics!

Wednesday, 10 January, 2018  
Blogger Debbie said...

I admire your organization and very ambitious goals! My goal is to knit some every day, and to celebrate when I finish something! You have some lovely projects to work on this year...enjoy!

Wednesday, 10 January, 2018  
Blogger Vera said...

Beautiful projects you have picked! I don't set knitting or reading goals - I find that doing so always diminishes the joy I have in the projects/books. I had been thinking of doing the "box of socks" (a pair every month) this year but then realized that would pretty much guarantee I would knit any socks - LOL.

Wednesday, 10 January, 2018  
Blogger AsKatKnits said...

Excellent choices. I am going to add in KK's new sweater when it is released. I don't have the yarn for it yet...

And, Birkin is niggling my brain. I am thinking of just a two color version. But, again... I don't have the yarn.

I love the parallelogram scarf... hmmm. I have a few days to think about it.

Wednesday, 10 January, 2018  
Blogger Carole said...

I haven't set knitting goals in ages. I do have a knitting related goal this year, though! I'm going to make sure I track when I start and finish each project I knit. I have gotten woefully lazy with that in the last few years and it makes it hard to see any progress.

Wednesday, 10 January, 2018  
Anonymous Patty said...

No goals! But I like your selections! I've got Humulus on my mind once I finish my current sweater. That should be this weekend but then there's the seaming! And my sister-in-law recently made my m-i-l the Melody Hoffmann Kimono and it really is a beautiful piece that would be well worn in my New England home. So there's that too! (And stash yarn waiting...)

Wednesday, 10 January, 2018  
Blogger alexa said...

Oh my goodness, I'd have a problem with one let alone twenty-four! I like that Glawegian cardigan with the Fairisle. It looks very cosy. More power to your knitting elbow!

Wednesday, 10 January, 2018  
Blogger Penny said...

I love your choices! And I'm looking forward to following along as you knit these beautiful pieces in the coming year! I'm not setting any knitting goals -- as it is, I feel I was overly ambitious in my reading goal for the year. : )

Wednesday, 10 January, 2018  
Blogger margene said...

I just finished Brickyard and it's drying as I type! SO excited to have a finished sweater. I'm think I'll knit at least 6 pairs of socks, a couple of shawls and another sweater, maybe Birkin. I don't dare declare a "goal", but I'm hopeful. YOU, on the other hand, will have an enviable wardrobe!!

Thursday, 11 January, 2018  
Blogger Honoré said...

Hmmm- 24 = 2 a motnth! Love the choices, especially the design of the pink sweater and the blue one, lower left corner! I will love seeing the sweaters on the dress form and you! Knit on!

Thursday, 11 January, 2018  
Blogger Lydia said...

I may make it easy on myself and just copy you!!!!

Saturday, 13 January, 2018  
Blogger dbshade said...

I would be extremely happy if I could accomplish half your goal. One project/month. Seems doable? Does it matter when you started the project?? When I get Keaton finished, that could count as my “1” for January despite the fact that I started it LAST January!! 😬

Monday, 15 January, 2018  

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