New year, old yarn
It's a whole week into the new year & I'm only getting around to the 'resolutions' post... doesn't bode well, does it? This January (and possibly February) I want to focus on using up or clearing out unappreciated items, & stick to the existing yarn & fabric stash.
First up, garments;
Plain and Simple pullover, in Nature Spun Fingering.
I gave up knitting this while pregnant, figuring that it probably wouldn't fit me by the time I finished it. My tension seems to have changed in the last year, so I think I'll rip it & start again.
Dark Pearl cardigan in alpaca select 4 ply.
I'm not happy with the way the front gathers & drapes - probably due to my selection of alpaca rather than a silk blend yarn. I think I will rip the front & knit it again, with less excess fabric for gathering.
February Lady Sweater in Lambs' Pride Worsted.
The garter stitch yoke just makes this look chunky & unflattering. I intend to rip this out & use the yarn to make the Golden Wheat cardigan.
I have a couple of projects on the go that were specifically intended to use up leftovers.
The Barn Raising Quilt uses up leftovers of sock yarn. I have made enough squares for a small blanket and have sewn together some of them, but still, no blanket!
I suspect that the small human may have her own ideas about these hats - she wouldn't get me get a clear photo of them!
Happy New Year! I hope the rest of you have set achievable goals, if any!