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  • November Knit Goals

    I'm prone to being a scatterbrain, so I try to make a short list of things to accomplish each month (lest I have 27 different non matching socks).

    Same as last month: Sleep more. Study more. Knit more. Sleep more.

  • Sweater-a-Month 2008

    Cabled Hoodie: Cascade 220 - Needs seams

    Urban Aran

    Mariah: Ella Rae Classic

    Tricot

    Tubesque: Noro Garden + ???

    CeCe: Silky Wool

    Lucy in the Sky

    Rogue: Handspun - Needs seams

    Elizabeth Zimmermann's Bog Jacket

    Ribbi Cardi: Cotton Ease (Blue/White)

    Ruffled Surplice (spring 07 Interweave): Yard TBD

    Red Carpet Convertible

    Silk Corset Top: Alchemy Synchronicity

    Eyelet Rib Cardi (inspired by Spring 07 Interweave)

    Bella Paquita: Shelridge? Karabella? Sublime?

    A top down set in sleeve sweater (a la Barbara Walker)

    Giselle

    Vintage Pink (Raspberry) Cardigan - FINISHED!!

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Milestone post, and knitgoals of the month

Posted by Amber on March 2, 2007

Happy 100th post to me! I’ve been holding off on posting because I wanted to have a picture extravaganza for Post 100. But then I really wanted to talk about myself, so I’ll just make sure I’m prepared for Post 200.

My February Goals Recap:

Finish Falling Leaves Socks – Done! Still picture-less. They’re a little odd – the pattern doesn’t cling much, so they’re loose around my ankles, and tight around my calf. In a do-over, I’d only do 7 pattern repeats on the leg, and then add more ribbing at the top.

Start another pair of socks for hallway knitting – Done! I started Pomatomus. Although their appropriateness for hallway knitting (when I’m a little early for class) is dubious – you really have to think about them!

Finish Kersti Glottens – Not done. I couldn’t get excited about the thumb gusset.

Finish body of Lace Sleeve Raglan – Not done. But I did knit and assemble an entirely different sweater – the Shawl Collar Cardigan and I finished the body of Rogue (and discovered I don’t have enough yarn for the hood, called the store, and found they don’t have any more. Now I have to re-engineer the top of the body to look cool and be hoodless).

Order Super Secret Yarn – Done! Bwhahahaha!

For March:
March is going to be a light knitting month. I have two midterms and a 10 day trip to Israel! Why knit when there’s falafel? And olives. And hummus. And wine. And falafel.

Finish Pomatomus (keep your fingers crossed I get a nice airport screener who lets me keep my needles!).

Figure out specs for Project Top Down Raglan. Cast on. Or possibly, knit one sleeve from my Old Blue Top Down Raglan. Sleeves are good too.

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Something that went well

Posted by Amber on January 31, 2007

January

Start Lots of Sweaters – Done! I started Rogue with my Baltimore yarn, and the lace sleeve raglan with the Karabella. Rogue is somewhere along the lines of 1/3 done (two sleeves and a good part of the body) and the lace sleeve raglan is also about 1/3 (past the yoke, about 1/3 of the body).

Start at least two projects with the one-off balls of yarn in the closet – Done! I made a Fake Isle hat (magknits; no photo), a Triada scarf (although that technically wasn’t yarn from the closet), I started my second falling leaf sock, and I started another pair of Glottens with some Koigu Kersti I bought in NY back in July.

(And in Old Goals: I finally seamed my Durrow sweater. No photos, yet. Must find right shirt to go with it.)

New for February

Finish Falling Leaves Socks (I’m halfway through the heel)
Start another pair of socks for hallway knitting
Finish Kersti Glottens (make notes on number of rounds used for fingers, so that fingers are same length!) (I have 1″ more ribbing to go on #1 before really starting)
Finish body of Lace Sleeve Raglan
Order Super Secret Yarn (I love these covert knitting missions!)

ETA – Blogger has gone psycho! It’s now emailing me Judy‘s comments (with some “no reply” email address), and not mailing me Amber‘s comments. Complete reversal!

Anyway, there will be no Durrow on Thursday, I don’t have the right shirt, and even if I did, it wouldn’t photograph well in the dark. I mean, I can bring it if you want to see the weird thing going on with the neck on the size small, but otherwise I was going to leave it at home.

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But there was a lot of statistics…

Posted by Amber on December 1, 2006

Perhaps goal-oriented knitting is not for me:

Finish Falling Leaves (pair): Not done. Did not start 2nd sock.
Finish first and start on second Yarrow Rib. No promises about finishing: Half done: finished first, started second, ripped it out when I realized I did it wrong.
Finish Springfield: Not done. Am considering ripping it out completely (I think it makes me look fat)
Finish k1/yo/k2tog scarf: Not done. Sitting on my desk at work to show off to people. It isn’t like I like alpaca anyway.
Get through half of SooperSekrit holiday knitting. “Half” is so subjective, but let’s say done
Seam RibbiCardi and take to tailor for the zipper. Done! I pick it up on Monday
List some cotton on a destash website. Done! I listed several things, and swapped wool and alpaca, but no cotton.

What the hell, let’s shoot for the moon this month:

Finish SuperSecret (a must, in time for Giftmas!)
Seam something (Durrow, Cabled Hoodie)
Finish one pair of socks
Do sleeves on Sort of Samus
Freely succumb to Startitis after finals
Reorganize baskets and yarn closet

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On being goal oriented…

Posted by Amber on November 2, 2006

October Goals: Revisited
Finish Ribbi Cardi (I’m over 1/4 of the way already!) – Done! I mean, no seams or zipper yet, but the knitting (well, knitting sans collar) is done.
Finish Yarrow Rib Socks – Not done – I’m about 10 rows out from finishing the toe
Start Travelers Socks for Knitting on the Road KAL – Not done – I started Falling Leaves instead
Only start one new sweater (I’m thinking Sort of Samus) – Not done – I started the Lace Inset on Sleeve Raglan (and made it partway through the yoke). Then I started what I’m tentatively naming Springfield – a raglan in the round with interchanging cables – ala the Springfield Interchange. I’m silly that way. I’m also about 1/2 done with the torso.
Seam something (Durrow, Cabled Hoodie) – Not done. This is why the two sweaters I’ve started are both raglans in the round!
Get an A on probability midterm – TBD – the professor hasn’t handed the exams back yet

Not a good month for goal-based knitting it seems.

November Goals:
Finish Falling Leaves (pair).
Finish first and start on second Yarrow Rib. No promises about finishing.
Finish Springfield.
Finish k1/yo/k2tog scarf.
Get through half of SooperSekrit holiday knitting.
Seam RibbiCardi and take to tailor for the zipper.
List some cotton on a destash website.

Also, one of my coworkers convinced me to go to Stitches since she’s driving. Must make a plan that involves spending less than $50. Amber, Judy – want to meet up somewhere on Saturday?

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September Goals: Finish the Cabled Hoodie – Finish…

Posted by Amber on October 2, 2006

September Goals:
Finish the Cabled Hoodie – Finished knitting. Not so much with seams yet
Finish Nashua sweater – No, but I did show it off
Do sleeves for SKB-Knock Off – No.
Reswatch All Season’s Cotton on size 6 needle, be obsessive about math, and start Janda sweater. – No reswatching or obsessing about math, but I did start and finish the Janda sweater – including seams! I have some ends to weave in still, but hey, within 24 hours I will have a new, wearable sweater!

This October, I will:
Finish Ribbi Cardi (I’m over 1/4 of the way already!)
Finish Yarrow Rib Socks
Start Travelers Socks for Knitting on the Road KAL
Only start one new sweater (I’m thinking Sort of Samus)
Seam something (Durrow, Cabled Hoodie)
Get an A on probability midterm

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Goooooooooal[s]!

Posted by Amber on September 1, 2006

The August Goals:
Finish Nashua Sweater: Not done. Needs sleeves.
Finish (not including seams) Cabled Hoodie: Not done. But close. Probably 8-10 more hours, plus blocking and seaming.
Get a pair of socks past the toe to carry around campus: Decided on cuff down socks. They’re about 1/2 of an inch long.

New September Goals:
Finish the Cabled Hoodie (no sweat, right?!)
Finish Nashua sweater (erm, yay for stockinette?)
Do sleeves for SKB-Knock Off (I have the silly desire to refer to my version as “Canal Street”). Re-evaluate feasibility.
Reswatch All Season’s Cotton on size 6 needle, be obsessive about math, and start Janda sweater. Bribe Amber (other Amber, sillies!) to show me the Russian Join.

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August Knit Goals

Posted by Amber on July 31, 2006

July Goals

  • Finish Durrow, including seaming. – Sort of done – finished the knitting, haven’t done the seaming
  • Finish grey socks from Knitting Vintage Socks – Not done – frogged.
  • Start one new sweater. Not confining myself to which sweater, but one of them. – Done – Started two sweaters, am not close to finishing either
  • Use at least one yarn from stash for a small project. Hat? Knucks? Not done. Added to the stash by way of sock class (disliked the artyarns for socks, decided to make a hat instead).
  • August Goals

  • Finish Nashua sweater
  • Finish (not including seams) Cabled Hoodie
  • Get a pair of socks past the toe to have to carry around campus (classes start 8/29!)
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    Knitting Goals – July

    Posted by Amber on July 7, 2006

    June Knitting Goals Wrap Up

  • Finish Sitcom Chic — Done! Alas, no good pictures, yet.
  • Finish toe on second Hedera — Done! I have reasonable pictures, just haven’t posted them yet. Bad blogger! But I don’t have any good notes or mods, so it didn’t seem like the blog world was lacking. They ended up fitting my mom much better, so they were a gift to her. Even though she doesn’t like knit socks.
  • Finish Tubey – Not done. Still can’t bring myself to knit a giant tube.
  • Start Mitered Square Pillow with Sari Silk – Done! – I finished the knitting, but not the sewing part.
  • Finish hat pattern – Kind of? – I finished the hat this past weekend, but I’m not loving the way the hat tapers, and I might redo the crown.
  • Swatch for the KnitPicks Kimono Sweater with Silky Wool – Sort of. – I found my old swatch, and put it in a very safe place. I started looking for it the other day, and haven’t found it yet. But that’s okay, since I started Durrow from MagKnits instead.
  • New July Goals

  • Finish Durrow, including seaming.
  • Finish grey socks from Knitting Vintage Socks
  • Start one new sweater. Not confining myself to which sweater, but one of them.
  • Use at least one yarn from stash for a small project. Hat? Knucks?
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    June Knitting Goals

    Posted by Amber on June 2, 2006

    I’m a very goal oriented person – I like to have tick boxes and lists that I can cross off as I finish things. So in a way, it’s surprising I haven’t started mimicking Jessimuhka earlier with knit goals every month. Here are my June plans:

  • Finish Sitcom Chic
  • Finish toe on second Hedera
  • Finish Tubey
  • Start Mitered Square Pillow with Sari Silk
  • Finish hat pattern
  • Swatch for the KnitPicks Kimono Sweater with Silky Wool
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