Planning for Winter

Saturday, May 19th, 2007
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Ah, summer. The time when the world’s knitters gather their metaphorical nuts and berries and stuff them in the bottom of tree trunks for the winter. The better planners would be beginning now for fall outerwear (or in California, fall beachwear) and winter Christmas presents (or in California, winter bacchanalia and hybrid car cozies).

Last October was when I started all my Christmas presents, and I thought I’d get them all finished. I didn’t, but I was close. This summer, I’m going to plan way in advance. This idea comes from Ali at Skeins Her Way, who’s running a brilliant contest where you list your knitting goals and three people win some delicious Organic Cotton from Blue Sky Alpacas. Go check her out! (And when you get there, tell her I sent you :) )

Ali appears to have great taste. Valpuri just came on the radar a little while ago and already it’s on her list for the summer, and I’m tempted to put it on mine as well! (Hold me back.) I’ve also decided to knit a shawl in every colour of the rainbow! Eventually, that is; one step at a time. I want to knit maybe two shawls this summer, in addition to some simpler projects. Here is my list of works in progress (which you can also see on the right):

Here’s what I’m planning to start:

Christmas Presents:

  • Finish the lining for the Isabeau Purse for one of the twins
  • Something for the other twin (I’m trying to be ambiguous)
  • Something for my aunts and uncles
  • Something for my parents

As a way to ensure “accountability,” I want to post versions of this list every week (usually on Friday or Saturday), with updates as to my progress and lots of pictures. I also have something neat planned for June, which I’ll be announcing on Monday. Take care!

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1 Comment to “Planning for Winter”

  1. Wow, this is ambitious! I look forward to seeing your progress. Good luck!

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    Alicia
    May 20, 2007 @ 10:48 am

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