As I finish up Amanda (finally!) I am looking ahead to 2015 and my plans. I have a lot of yarn stashed away, so I'm committed to knitting from my stash as much as possible. I don't have any specific goals in mind. Every time I set a deadline or make a list of 'must knit', I feel like I'm letting myself down when I don't meet the deadline or the goals. Knitting is my hobby, my personal creative outlet, and I don't want it to become something I feel I "HAVE" to do. So, here are some general ideas for the next few months...
First up, I've joined a KAL to knit a Baby Cocktails pattern. I've knit Thea Coleman's patterns before (Cape Cod, Vodka Lemonade) and have Bastille in progress. I'm knitting Irish Coffee using Briggs and Little Regal, a Canadian wool that's rustic but softens when blocked. The colour is Turquoise, and is different than it looks below. Poor iPhone photos don't do it justice!
I also have yarn on hand ready to knit Adelaide by Kate Gagnon Osborne. I'm going to change the pullover into a cardigan. Not steeking, like a few have done, but will follow the designers mods and knit back and forth instead. She blogs about it here: http://kelbournewoolens.com/blog/2011/05/finished-project-adelaide-cardiganized/
I will be using mainly Briggs and Little Regal in an off-white colour, with some stashed Cascade 220 and Ultra Alpaca for the colourwork: