Monday, 2 January 2012

Goals for 2012...

I've got a few things I'd like to achieve in 2012, I don't have a massive amount of time for personal knitting anymore so I'm not going to be too over optimistic, this isn't everything I'll knit this year but it's the things I really, really want to do.

First on my list are my 8 pairs of Van Gogh socks (you can read about them here) I've got a pair of plain socks on the needles that are nearly finished and as soon as they are done, I'll start the first Van Goghs.


I want to knit both my sons a jumper - this blog post by the Yarn Harlot sums up why and there is a great book of Boy's Knits coming out soon. Son No.1 wants red and No.2 wants purple - I will need to acquire (washable) yarn for these.

The lovely Sarah Hatton wrote me a pattern for a cardigan - it's going to be epic (and stripy).


I need hats - I have 2 hats in my possession, I have knit many more than this but my sisters keep stealing them, I plan to combat this by knitting them in colours I know they hate. HA.

Lastly, I want to knit Christmas presents for 2012, I didn't knit any this year because I didn't have time but it made me sad - my family love to receive knitted items and I love to give them. I hope that by starting early (can't get much earlier!) I can pace myself and everyone will have a merry, WOOLLY Christmas in 2012!


  1. Thank you for the link to the Boys Knits book. I have two boys aged 5 and 6 and am always on the hunt for good patterns for them.

  2. Wowzers! A pattern was written for you? You were her inspiration? How cool is that?!
    It's so neat how those Van Gogh inspired colorways knit up. I'll have to try one one day.
    I like how there'll be a book dedicated to boy knits. You BTW look WAY too young to have two sons.
    I'm so jealous you have so many hats. I need more.