Progress continues on the Coatigan. I finished the body and am now officially very worried about running out of yarn (the body used about 8-1/2 of my 19 skeins). So of course I’m trying to knit faster. I’m also knitting the sleeves before I tackle the collar and pockets. I can certainly have a “coatigan” with a smaller collar (and maybe not even pockets), but I cannot have one without sleeves.
This afternoon, while I was going around and around on the first sleeve (with just the occasional pause to pet the little dog in my lap … or take a photo) I settled on knitting goals for this year. And since it’s Thursday, there are three:
First and foremost, I want to knit things that are needed and wanted. In my last closet cull, I set aside hand knits that weren’t even six months old. I’m hoping I can find good homes for them, but it was a wakeup call. I predict this means I will be knitting more socks and prayer shawls and fewer sweaters and cowls. I might also rework one of those recent FO’s to make it more wearable.
Second, I want to finish what I’ve already started. I have a few projects in process and three that are hibernating. I’m really excited about that crocheted afghan! and of course Natsu is only hibernating because of the season. and then there’s Whiskyfied. I’m not sure about it….
Third, I want to Learn Something New. I have wanted to knit a classic fair isle sweater forever. and I have the perfect yarn (Istex Plötulopi, originally purchased for Glaswegian). What I’ll be learning is designing the colorwork, specifically with Tincanknits’ Strange Brew pattern. My color pencils are sharpened and I’m excited! (and if any of y’all want to join in, I’d love the company!)
Linking up with Carole … and plenty more lists of three! Happy Thursday!