planning

Ep 128 – Planning a Year of Knitting

Do You Plan Your 2019 Knitting?

It’s always a popular time to plan your projects for the coming new year, but do you really need to?

MakeNine2019

Are you taking part in this project? It’s an ongoing challenge where you choose 9 projects to make in 2019 and then review your progress at the end of the year. It’s a fun approach to pushing yourself creatively through the year. It also encourages you to think about what you would like to add to your wardrobe. I won’t be doing Make9in2019 next year (spoiler) bout I will be using other people’s ideas for that project as inspiration for what I could consider.

I feel a year long challenge is too long and I don’t want to feel too hemmed in creatively by projects I already chose. As an alternative, you could consider leaving it a little more open. You could say you are doing a particular jumper pattern, but leave the rest as 2 pairs of socks, 2 shawls etc then you can change as you see fit.

Holiday knitting stash

Shinybees On Tour

The podcast will be going on tour soon and that has prompted thoughts in terms of what to take with me. As it’s going to be a little longer than the average holiday, more consideration in terms of planning is needed. This episode is a discussion around the process I’m in currently in terms of trying to work out what is essential and desirable when changing continents.

Having moved and been separated from my stash once before, I am only too well aware of the mojo effects that can result.

Susan Crawford Vintage Exclena DK

I opted for some nice new British yarn and a new cast on as a going away treat. This was some Susan Crawford Vintage Excelana DK in the colours Cornflower and Eau de Nil and the pattern, Compass, is from Strange Brew by Tin Can Knits.

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