Hello and welcome to the Hudson Valley Knits podcast. This episode was recorded on two separate days almost a month apart. I was very sick and never go around to uploading the first recording so I have put them both together here.
I’m really excited about all my projects that I’m currently working on and also the projects I have planned. I mention my 2018 knitting goals and show my #2018makenine goals.
I also set up a Ravelry project page like I do every year with my goals listed out. I’m real excited about everything I want to make. Here’s what I have for my goals this year.
Two Rose Gold shawls by Andrea Mowry. One for each of my sisters.
Rebel shawl by Leslie Ann Robinson for my Mom
Lots of sweaters! I already finished one for the list and that is the All The Love sweater by Joji Locatelli. Next up I will cast on the Humulus sweater by Isabelle Kraemer. I also have Arwen in the queue for 2018. This is a fingering weight sweater which I don’t have the stash for right now so I may substitute it for something I do have stash for. Or maybe even commit to work on my Alice Starmore cardigan a lot this year. Not sure yet. I have lots of sweaters in my queue that I love. I’m just really into knitting sweaters right now.
I have another brioche shawl in the queue that I want to knit for myself and maybe use some of my precious Spirit Trail Fiberworks Sunna stash for. We’ll see. I maybe tired of knitting brioch by then (or maybe not!).
I have a Wolley Wormhead hat on the list but maybe will end up knitting more. This hat pattern was actually her 2017 MKAL pattern now called Joyce. This is the first year I didn’t knit along with the KAL. I really like it and will make it this year. Her patterns are awesome.
The last pattern in the 9 for 2018 is the Zhivago wrap pattern which I have had the yarn for since 2016. I bought the kit for this beautiful Artyarn wrap and can’t wait to have it around me.
Some other goals are knitting 6 pairs of socks, Maybe (if I have time) finish my Maidenhair wrap by Alice Starmore using her yarn. This project has been hibernating since 2013! It would feel really good to get this off the needles.
Lastly is to start a memory blanket. I have wanted to do this for a long time too.