Making plans

I’ve just done a brief re-organise of my stash, just moved some things around, and looked at some other things I’d forgotten. One of the things this has shown up is that there’s a bigger reorganisation needed, where I get everything out and look at it and check my Rav cataloguing, and so on, which I might do tomorrow.

Looking at it has crystalised my intention to try and work through my stash, rather than buying more yarn and fibre. I have a good selection of yarn for various knitting and weaving purposes; plain-dyed, undyed and hand-dyed fibre; and base materials for several different dyeing and/or blending projects. This should be enough to keep me going for a while! (Exceptions are permitted for making baby things as gifts, because most of my stash is not washable enough for baby clothes. Although I do have enough bits and pieces of sock yarn that I can make quite a lot of baby socks from stash.)

So this seems like a good time to list the things I think I might do this year, some more settled than others…

  • Red leaf wrap (red leaf fibre partially spun; plain burgundy fibre still to spin)
  • Gothmerino alpaca wrap (need to finish carding the black alpaca with the purple merino, then spin, then weave)
  • At least one hat (either a hood or a beret-like thing with space for hair)
  • Another pair of long fingerless gloves, perhaps to match the hat
  • Make more handspun oddballs (spin up bits of leftover fibre and make up third oddball)
  • (Probably) a scarf with the handspun oddballs. Either garter stitch lengthwise, or possibly entrelac or something
  • Finish the red cardigan!
  • Harden myself to frogging the purple cable one
  • Go back to the drawing board on what to do with five million balls of Debbie Bliss merino DK in a rather lovely solid purple
  • Design and knit a cardigan for the purple slubby singles currently in swatch; think about writing the pattern up for publishing
  • Publish the pattern for the push-me-pull-you socks
  • Make socks from the grey shimmery yarn I carded and spun
  • Finish spinning the undyed BFL; dye, ply, and sock.
  • Learn patterned weaving
  • Knit another hat for partner-R
  • Finish Henry for large-male-friend-R
  • Complete something in stranded knitting
  • Spin and weave some silk

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