My plans for knitting in 2015

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:
I will get more wear out of a cardigan, I think. I also find them more flattering than a yoked pullover.  I am looking for a pullover with set-in sleeves to do after... maybe.  These should take me a while!  In the meantime, I'm at the neckband of my Amanda, and am done the back of my preppy vest.  Will finish the Amanda tonight!!!

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  1. ahh...another briggs and little fan. I love that stuff - it is so durable, and does soften so much....didn't know about the awesome colours....you may be tempting me away from my cold sheeping idea this year.

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    1. The white is Briggs and Little, the other colours are Cascade and Berroco. I do love the colours of Briggs and Little though, they are so soft. The light purple is lovely, but I'm using up some stashed yarn for this one! I agree with you, the yarn is fantastic!

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  2. Oooh! Excitement to see your finished Amanda! (Hooray! after all you have been through.)
    I love your colour choice for the Icelandic sweater. Nice and bright and modern.
    Like you, I have been trying to work through my stash and avoid buying new yarn but sometimes a particular pattern demands to be made and new yarn is needed for it. Maybe I will have more luck in 2015. All the best with your projects this year!

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