Friday, July 1, 2011

A Year of Projects

There is a group over on Ravelry that have decided to knit (or crochet) and blog their way through a book (or a selection of patterns of their choosing) over the next year (beginning July 1st 2011 and finishing June 30th 2012).  I decided that I don't already have enough on my plate and thought this to be a great idea!!

Here is a list of the projects I am going to make through our year long Blog-a-long.  I have not finalized the order in which I will make these but I do have the patterns printed out and the yarn selected. All of the patterns are in my queue or I already own them.  All of the yarn is coming from my stash and I am not buying anything new to make any of these projects.  I am ready to roll!  I think I may start with something small and also have a larger one on-going.  We shall see (I also have several WIPs that have been on-going and will compete for my attention over the next year).

I'll post on Sunday with my progress (and I plan to post each Sunday over the next year with my continual progress on this) - what did I choose first and how is it coming along??  Come back on Sunday to check on my progress and see what I selected!! I'll create a page that will have all of my progress is one place (alnog with my weekly posts) I'll cross things off the list as I finish them (and I will add in a link to the post that shows my completed project blog entry and my RAV page).  I will indicate projects that are in-progress with an **

Wish me luck!!!  And please check out what other people have planned for their year of projects over here!!

1) Saroyan - use Plymouth Suri Alpaca
2) Midsummer Night's Shawl - crochet lace OR
2) Maia Shawl - crochet lace (either one using the three skeins of purple Misti Alpaca lace)
3) Natural Beauty Wrap - crochet lace - use pink Misti Alpaca lace 
4) 198 Yards of Heaven - use Cascade yarn
5) Summer Shawlette - use Berroco Comfort Solids and Heathers
6) Aimili - use Bernat Alpaca
7) Abundance Table Runner -use Bernat Soy
8) One Skein Shoe Rug - use some of my Lion Brand Suede
9) Eleanor Cowl - use Tree Frog Alpaca Sport
10) Hearts Entwined Lace Scarf - use Tree Frog Alpaca Sport
11) Fetching - use Lion Brand Wool-ease 
12) Owl i-pod cozy - use leftover WW - light color to show off the cables
13) Owlings fingerless mittens  - use light pink Vanna's Choice 
14) Owl coffee cup cozy   - use WW scraps for this - small amount needed
15) Calorimetry  - use Bernat Berella
16) One Ball Shawl - use silver blue Vanna's Choice
17) Cabled Napkin Rings - use WW scraps for this
18) Juneberry Triangle - use Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran
19) Sunday Morning Shawl - use Carnival Effects Fair Isle 
20) Baktus scarf - use Needles
21) Crochet hook roll - use Patons Classic Wool 
22) Crochet hook roll - make a second one of these but for DPNs use Plymouth Yarn Encore Colorspun Worsted 
23) Kable - use Plymouth Yarn Encore Colorspun Worsted 
24) Cabled Headband - use Gala Mix Fiber


  1. Wow so many shawls! Get on them now so you'll be super stylish in the winter.

  2. WOW! That's a lot of planning! I don't think I'm organized enough to blog-a-long like this, but I think it will be fun to watch you do it!

  3. Great list which will result in so many beautiful projects! I can't wait to see your progress, in between furiously knitting away at my list!

  4. That looks like a daunting list!!! Best of luck to you in completing it all!

  5. A great list, I am impressed with your stash too. Looking forward to seeing the projects

  6. I'm loving the mid summer's night shawl, breathtaking!