I’ve wanted to do some sort of Big Knitting Project for…ever. Well, like, a year.
The only idea I’ve had until now was to knit my way through The Knitter’s Almanac, but quite frankly I’ve already made the February Baby Sweater and I don’t really want to make anything else from the book. Sorry, EZ.
2012 has been an insane rush of knitting deadlines, some of which I made and some of which I did not. I love all the designs I’ve done this year but I need to spend more time knitting for myself. So here is my Big Knitting Project: 13 shawls in 2013. I am also planning to finally knit myself a cardigan, but that doesn’t actually fit into this Project so shhh.
I am collecting yarn and patterns and will be making up “kits” for myself. Some of the shawls are already WIPs, set aside for other projects. I have a Whippoorwill and a Catkin waiting for me to get back to them. Here are some of the other shawls I might be knitting next year (click to enlarge):
This is by no means a definitive group, but I do have most of the patterns already…
Because I know you’re curious. Left column, top to bottom: All The Shades of Truth, Thinking of Waves, Nefertem. Next column: Kathryn Margaret, Leftie. Third column: High Plains Drifter, Golden Lion Throne, Faultline. Right column: Petiole, Ripples. All photos were borrowed from the Ravelry pattern pages with respect to the copyright owners.
(IMPORTANT RULE: I can change my mind about what 13 shawls to knit at any time.) (But these are all amazing and will stay in my queue if I don’t include them in the Project.) (Parentheses.)
(MORE RULES: Cowls and scarves count. I can change my mind and knit fewer shawls (or more!) if I feel like it. I can start early. I can go late. Basically, I can do whatever I please. It’s MY Project.)
(So basically, there are no rules.) (PARENTHESES.)
So. Who wants to create their own 2013 knit-along challenge? You can do 13 shawls like me, or a smaller project, or even a bigger one if you’re super-crazy. Let’s do this together! (Please?)