2017 knitting goals

If you know me, you already know that knitting is my favorite hobby these days. Here’s how that happened: A little over two years ago, a fabulous yarn shop opened up in Thomasville, and some of us at work did a team-building exercise of learning to knit there. I’ve always tended to be busy with my hands — cross-stitch, a brief foray into macramé back in the day, needlepoint (I’ve got dining room chair cushions and a William Morris framed series to show for that), sewing (for home, for me, for my daughter), and cake-decorating. I’d tried to knit here or there through the years, but it never “took” — mainly because I had no one close by to help me when I hit snags. This time, the utterly inviting and inspiring atmosphere at Fuzzy Goat, the ever-available help and encouragement from Cadence, and a common bond with work peeps combined to make me fall in love with creating with yarn.  I’ve slowly progressed, but I feel that I really learned some new skills in 2016, and I am more confident now that I can tackle harder projects.

So this year, I want to:

  • make a sweater for myself (I’ve made two baby sweaters, but a larger one that really needs to fit will be a challenge.)
  • learn to cable
  • start my Christmas gifts early
  • make a few fun decorative items for our home (maybe a wreath or a seasonal garland for our mantel)
  • visit yarn shops as we travel and pick up souvenir yarn

I recently updated the knitting tab up above, and I’ll try to add to it as I go. I’ve been spending a good bit of time these days on ravelry searching for projects and inspiration. You can find me there as ge0rgianne (the o is a zero).

Here’s my current work-in-progress. It’s a gauzy wrap made with very fine yarn that is causing me to go blind, but I love the color (the gorgeous blue-green does not photograph well) and the softness:

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Are you a knitter? If so, let me know so I can follow you on ravelry. And if you’re not a knitter or have no clue what I’m talking about, please be patient with these posts. There are other topics here at floridianne, I promise. 🙂

I’ve got lots to do today around here — cleaning, finally undecorating the Christmas tree, grocery shopping, laundry — but I’m already looking forward to this evening when I can settle into my chair beside Paul and pick up my knitting. That’s when I will relax, feel so at home in our home, and be productive and creative all at the same time! Perfection!

Happy Saturday friends!

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2 thoughts on “2017 knitting goals

  1. Those are wonderful knitting goals! I want to knit a cardigan in the round and steek it, but I don’t know if I will get to it this year. So many things to knit and so many people to knit for. I love sending your knitting pictures on Instagram. I am LauraLLD on Ravelry.

  2. It’s great to have a community like ravelry, there so helpful and I’ve even picked up the odd bits on the classifieds groups. (I’m lizspins on Rav) I too have a cardigan in mind but I do have a knitting machine which I think I might employ for the plain knits. Maybe I’ll tackle a fair isle one day but for now it’s the mittens. Sounds like you have a great shop too!

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