Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Oh my. It's been a while. Six months to be exact. I could make excuses and tell you how busy I've been starting a new business but that was then and this is now so onward I say, ONWARD!!!!

First up - HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! I really hope you all had a great Christmas. We had a quiet day at home just us four. Good times.

So what's in store for 2014????? Well, I had hoped to have moved house by now and 2014 was going to be Homemaking Year but we're still trying to sell so I've decided to embark on a slightly different challenge..... I'm calling it my 12/12 Challenge because I'm going to attempt to knit 12 garments in 12 months. I know it sounds easy but it usually takes me 2-3 months to knit one jersey so 12 in 12 will be a challenge for sure!!! I think I will have to knit a lot more than I do now (although my DH would say that isn't possible)!!! Still, what's life without a challenge?

I've started my list of possible projects although this will undoubtedly change as the year progresses. Here they are so tell me what you think. Their names should link you to the pattern on Ravelry so let me know if it doesn't work! Ta.

1 - Linney Cardigan by Amy Christoffers





7 - Piscataqua by Alison Green

8 - Venezia by Vera Sanon

9 - Winona by Laura Chau

10 - Jaina by Thayer Preece Parker

11 - Eadon by Susanna IC

12 - Sabbatical by Connie Chang Chinchio

Did I say "started" a list .... seems pretty full to me.... hey ho, never mind. I'm sure they will all have changed by 1 Jan 2015!!!!!

They're not all for me, by the in South Africa I don't have much use for so many so I plan to make for friends and family. Just saying.....

The first one I plan on making is actually not on the list! That's because I'm using a new system by Amy Herzog called CustomFit where you enter all your details, measurements, what sort of jersey you want, etc and the program comes up with a pattern UNIQUE TO YOU!!!! How cool is that? Sadly there's no picture of the pattern I've created but I'm going to use this yarn

which was given to me a while ago. Never look a gift horse and all that..... Not sure how it's going to turn out but it's quite exciting not knowing really. I'll keep you posted....

Well, I think that's it for now. Thanks for stopping by.
Til soon.


  1. Nice to see you back. Some super cardis there, I look forward to seeing progress.
    Happy New Year.
    CN x

  2. Happy New Year Laura! Hope it's full of good things for you and yours! your knitting plans are wonderfully inspirational! It's one of the nice things about the new year that it invites all manner of new crafty plans and schemes and even if they change a bit over the year it feels uplifting to map out where one hopes to go. E xx


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