No WIP Wednesday this week, because I completely forgot to take photos of my projects :-P So instead, my YoP introduction post :)
The Year of Projects challenge is hosted on Ravelry, and the rules are very simple: come up with a list - as short or as long as you'd like - of projects that you would like to knit between July 1st, 2014 and June 30th, 2015. You can focus on stash-busting, emptying out your queue, working your way through a book, or anything else that catches your fancy.
I had originally considered working my way through "Knitting on the Road: Sock Patterns for the Travelling Knitter" by Nancy Bush, but I think that for my first attempt at YoP I need a slightly more flexible goal. I may change my mind for next year though ;)
So this year, my goal for the Year of Projects is two-fold... never do anything halfway is my motto ;) Both goals are focused on stash-busting though.
Goal the First
Without really planning to, I've managed to knit a pair of socks every month so far in 2014. That seems like an awesome trend to continue, so my first goal for the YoP is to knit another 6 pairs of socks this year. I have enough yarn for 4 of those for sure, and may be able to get the last two as well, if I stick with creative use of left-overs and/or ankle socks! :)
Goal the Second
When I last organized my stash I suddenly realized I have no fewer than TWELVE different sweater quantities of yarn - bought with the intention of knitting a sweater (or just a top) for myself right away, and then disappearing into the depths of my stash when I couldn't decide which sweater to use the yarn for after all.
So! My goal for the Year of Projects is to get something done with four of these - 6 if I'm really ambitious. That's one every two/three months, which should be a manageable goal... even when combined with the other one.
The yarn in question:
10 skeins of fonty Angora - DK weight (possible use: Adiago Tunic vest)
5 skeins of Garn Supersoft - fingering weight (possible use: Ink)
30 mini-skeins of Fiber Optic Yarn - fingering weight (possible use: Elfe)
2 skeins of Candy Skein Yummy Fingering - fingering weight (possible use: Elfe)
10 skeins Katia Tobago - aran weight (possible use: Lanesplitter skirt)
8 skeins of Katia cotton 100% - DK weight (possible use: Iris tee)
10 skeins of Katia Eden - aran weight (possible use: Miami Vice)
16 skeins of Easy Care Big - aran weight (possible use: $5 in Paris) (I was attacked by a 50%-off sale, so bought enough for 2, as I really love this pattern!)
And finally 4 yarns I still have no clue what to use for... not that I can't find anything I like, I can find TOO MUCH that I like! And can't make up my mind.
8 skeins of Hjertegarn Ciao Trunte - fingering weight
10 skeins of Järbo Garn Mio - fingering weight
5 skeins of Lagun from almedahl - sports weight
8 skeins of Grignasco Flavia Baby - fingering weight
But still, that's 8 of them sorted - a pretty good place to start. Although I'm sure I'd change my mind a thousand times yet if I allowed myself to keep looking on Ravelry! So I won't... for now, anyway ;)
July Sock (Braided Twist Sock)