YOP Update

Evening bloggers,

This weeks YOP post is a short one, I’ve not much progress to show on either the Branching Out Scarf, just a couple of repeats and a band or two of colour on the Slytherin scarf. It was warm and hot this week so I just couldn’t get the energy up to knit wollies lol.
This week we have the rain forecast again so no doubt I will be in a better frame of mind for knitting.

I have been thinking about next years list though and what I want to do and the main answer to this is SOCKS, I want to knit lots and lots of socks, so now I’m wondering do I dedicate the whole year to socks and if so whats a good amount to aim for and then should I work from a book or just a selection of patterns. I want to expand my plain garter stitch socks to ones with patterns and different stitches.
Who’d have thought back in January when I was facing my first little pair that I would now be contemplating a whole year of them !

I also want to leave some time free for patterns that grab my attention during the year also and the one other thing I want to knit is gloves and mittens, with and without fingers. These I’ve not done before but I figure I may as well challenge myself during the year, I like a challenge but is this challenging enough ???
Who knows.

Any thoughts and ideas are gratefully received especially from you expert sock knitters and indeed anyone who has tackled gloves.

Looking forward to going round on you all to see what you have all been up to this week.

Happy Knitting,

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7 Responses to YOP Update

  1. Renee Anne says:

    Let your yarn talk to you. That's the biggest piece of advice I can give for sock knitting. If your yarn doesn't want to be something, don't force it. Usually, I have a pattern in mind and then I go digging in my stash for a yarn that screams, "pick me, I'll be that, pick me!" but sometimes, I really want to work with a yarn and then it'll sit there and whisper to me, "no, that's not right; find something else."

  2. Thoeria says:

    Not being a sock knitter (yet), I have a question – what's the difference between the yarn used for socks and that used for other projects?

  3. Faith says:

    Sounds like a plan! I like the idea (for me) to work through a book (of what I don't know! Maybe cakes!) next YOP. The sock idea is a good one and I'm sure there are plenty f sock knitters who have favourite books, or a ravelry search for favourite patterns?Hope you have th right mix of rain and shine. My hubby is desperate for rain so I get little choice!

  4. Vickie says:

    I would think that would be challenging enough Ruth. Will be watching for your progress. 🙂 ♥

  5. Here's what I'm thinking of doing next year, sock-wise: I'm thinking of committing to one pair a month selected from the most popular/most projects patterns on Ravelry. I figure that will give me a range of patterns, lots of experience knitters to draw on for advice and, after all, they must be popular for lots of good reasons, right?Mittens are easier than socks. Gloves aren't hard but they are fiddlier. I'm often left with holes and distorted stitches at the base of the fingers (grrrr).

  6. Sandy says:

    Wow…you're really planning ahead. I don't think much beyond the next several projects, which is so much dictated by the yarn on hand and the need in the group, what squares have been sent etc. Quess mine is more reactionary knitting and crocheting. Well, maybe not the few pieces I do for myself or my daughter. Good luck on your quest.

  7. Liz says:

    I've been thinking about my list for next year too! I want to get a range of things I want to knit and then leave plenty of space for adding to it I think. I've been adding and changing things all over the place and my original list hasn't got many similarities to my current one!

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