Monday, January 6, 2014

All the Shades of Truth

We started a new KAL at the shop this weekend!  Well, technically 2 but we didn't really announce it ahead of time and I never actually cast on the second one.  But I did get started on my All the Shades of Truth scarf!

Here's what I'm using for the project:

Madelinetosh Sock in Great South Babes

Madelinetosh Sock in Graphite

Madelinetosh Sock in Paper

Shibui Knits Sock in Midnight

Shibui Knits Sock in Ink

I'm using my Chiaogoo US 6 needles for this project to get gauge.  Typically, being a loose knitter, I have to go down at least one size needle.  But I actually had to go up a needle size to get gauge.  And, yes, I did gauge for this project.  Mine is coming out a little denser feeling than another KAL participant who is using the TML it calls for, but I'm good with what I've got so far :o)

I actually accomplished this entirely from stash!  Shocking, I know!  The Ink Shibui came from a frogged pair of knee socks from about 3 years ago (1 UFO taken care of so far).  The Paper madTOSH is leftovers from a Christmas present (and therefore not counting in using up 14 skeins of sock yarn stash- that has to be 100g skeins, but I am counting using up both those Shibui colors).  Yay for working towards my 2014 goals!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

New Year, New Knits?

Honestly, not likely. I've never been one for making New Year's Resolutions, but I do like the idea of setting smaller, achievable goals to work on throughout the year. And of course, I start with my knitting goals each year.

I definitely set more goals than I can achieve, but it's good to constantly have something to strive for. Each time I've done this though, I tend to not follow up on it. Here's to hoping that changes this year!

This year's goals:

1. 14 hexipuff flowers (7 puffs in each)
2.  Use 14 skeins of sock yarn from prior stash
3.  14 washcloths (emergency gifts to have on hand! Or to use for myself)
4.  14 socks- finish or new
5.  14 UFOs- finish or frog
6.  14 charity projects
7.  14 queue items
8.  6 skeins of handspun spun (14 is way out of my league for this one)
9.  6 designs- develop, publish, or update
10. Organize stash and projects
11.  Organize stash, projects, and queue on Ravelry
12.  Photograph everything!

I wanted to have some kind of sweater goal in there too, but didn't come up with any actual goals for that. Have any ideas for me? Or have a fun fiber goal you want to share? I'm down for adding more!

For this snowy morning, I'm working on finishing some Christmas gifts and drinking my coffee


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