I had this idea to take the time to peruse my collection of knitting books and pair up patterns with yarn for a year long project. My thought process was that if I couldn't find at least one good pattern (and by good, I mean something I wanted to knit) in each book I own, then maybe I should consider passing on said book(s) to someone else. Plus, as my year gets busy, it will be nice to just pull a ready made project bag out and start knitting. I don't know about you, but I often get stuck trying to start a project and end up doing a tried and true (but boring) project for one reason or another, when I really want to try something new. Obviously this isn't a new idea; I even tried (and failed) a similar plan using only handwarmer patterns a year or so ago.
Anyhow, I now have my list of patterns, and hope to match my yarn up this weekend. It's a grey, rainy day here, perfect weather for playing with yarn.
Here's my list of books and projects (sorry for not linking individually):
- OneSkein: Kids Colorblock Cardigan
- Weekend Knitting: Petticoat Socks
- More Last Minute Knitted Gifts: Soft Baskets, Cabled Fingerless Gloves, or Sideways Fingerless Gloves
- Sock Yarn One-Skin Wonders: Woven Fingerless Gloves or Lily Cuffs
- New England Knits: Brattleboro Hat
- OneMoreSkein: Horizontal Rib Scarf
- Gifted: Precious Baby Jacket
- Knit Green: Gator Gaiter
- Knitting 24/7: Spiral Tweed Cloche or Redwork Cowl
- Whimsical Little Knits: Ishbel Beret
- Whimsical Little Knits 2: Veyla
- Weekend Hats: Wanderer Cap
I've made projects from some of these books before; OneSkein is one of my favorite go-to books and I think Weekend Hats is going to be another one, but I made sure to pick projects I hadn't done before.
So I don't have a photo-less post, here are some pictures from the walk Steve and I managed to take on the beach this morning, in between the rain showers:
Even on the greyest of days, you can find some color, can't you? Happy weekend!