What a lot of inspiration.
I've had some really ambitious projects percolating in my head for a long time now, and think that maybe it is time to set some goals.
I've got Alice Starmore's book Tudor Roses, and have been drooling over it for a long time, saying, 'someday'. In fact, back when Alice Starmore yarns were still available I bought all the yarn for this sweater (its called Jane Seymour) - except for the 1200 yds I'll need of what was Turf. She Ewe Knits has translated it and has a Jamieson yarn that will work.
I also, last year, bought a Rowan yarn to make Elizabeth, the cashsoft 4 ply in white.
I have enough of an old pink/purple colorway that I love in silk garden to make Lady Eleanor, the entrelac stole.
And I have some babies to knit for. I'm considering this cutie pie sailor sweater for Dave and Wendys little one - (pssst: looking for feedback here guys.)
Katherine Howard by Alice Starmore
My goal for this year: and the carrot I'm going to dangle at the end of the stick: I want to finish way more than last year. (Obviously!)
finish whats on the needles now - list is on the sidebar
- if in addition to that I get two
- baby gifts made,
- the Lady Eleanor
- the Vittadini cable cardi I have yarn for
- the VK13 from the last post
- the Debbie Bliss Ana that I have swatched for
- the Elizabeth from the Rowan
note: I would add the Bergere de France cardi from the last post, but first I have to translate the pattern from the French, and I'm going to give myself some time for that!
The carrot: Then, and only then, if at the end of 2006 all of this is a fait accompli, will I allow myself to order then yarn kit for the Katherine Howard.
When I finish all the current projects in the sidebar I may treat myself to the rest of the yarn for the Jane Seymour too. Be good to be able to at least start that. I've knit the charted design, in that awful mistake of yarn and bad color choice that got frogged last summer. Be nice to knit it in something that works ;)
Stephanie aka Yarn Harlot has proposed a knitting Olympics. I'm of two minds about this
- I should just stick with finishing what I've got going
- I could use that opportunity to bang out one of the baby knits, or maybe the Lady Eleanor