Today I want to share with you what projects I am planning to knit in the coming weeks.
To plan this for myself, I am using the queue functionality on Ravelry. I know that there are a ton of different ways of using this. For me, Once I have decided on a yarn to use with a specific pattern, it gets added to the queue. Right now, I have 19 pattern/yarn combinations in there. What I love about the queue functionality on Ravelry is how easy it is to re-shuffle, depending on what your priorities are at any given time.
For me, the top 5 are the ones that the most thought has gone into the order, and they’re the ones that I’m actually planning to work on next. Every two weeks or so I am re-evaluating to make sure that my queue still reflects my priorities. .
Now, this is what my top 5 looks like right now:
This is a lovely pattern that happens to be available for free (😊), for a felted tote. I’ve had some felting wool in my stash for years that I picked up in Lidl, and now the time has come to practice felting for the very first time. Added bonus is the fact that I’ll have a project bag at the end of it, if everything works out.
Another pattern that is available for free. I have a whole bunch of acrylic sockyarn (again from Lidl) that I didn’t like the feel of for actual socks, that I think would be perfect for some star shaped cushions. I’m planning to make several of these, because I think they look like easy projects to transport and great to have as small gifts for people (and also because I bought enough of that yarn to basically knit socks for my entire extended family).
3) Elfbaby Hat
This hat was originally on my list for the Opadoo, but the designer herself warned me, that this is a relatively slow knit, because it’s worked in Fingering weight yarn. I changed my “baby item” to some mittens for the challenge, but this hat is simply too cute not to make it as well.
This hat caught my eye when I was looking for something to make for myself with a skein of yarn that I received as a gift. I had two skeins originally, but I made my Blue Brick Road with the first one. This is going to be a lovely companion to the cowl.
This pattern was part of a knitting magazine that I picked up (almost a year ago). It came also with the yarn that is needed to make it, so I decided to give it a go. It will be my first time working with yarn that thin, and only my second lace project, so I’m basically just hoping for the best.