Friday, June 13, 2008

Summer Knitting

You know I love contests, but a contest that makes me think, even better. Ali at Skeins Her Way is having a contest, all you have to do is list your summer knitting goals, link back to her, and you are entered for a chance to win: six skeins of Blue Sky Alpaca's Skinny Dyed Cotton, a raglan sleeve pattern, a kit bag, and cute earrings. The other fun thing about contests if finding new blogs and bloggers. Turns out Ali designs for Blue Sky Alpacas, how funny to find out that she designed this kids kimono I have adored. I don't know how she does all that and raises six kids, with one on the way.

So here are my knitting and spinning goals for this summer:

  1. Finish Pomotamus socks
  2. Finish Fana cardigan
  3. Finish undisclosed UFO
  4. Design and knit cabled "licorice" socks
  5. Spin enough pink yarn to make a tank or something similar (provided more of the pink I have in mind is available)
  6. Spin and knit a pair of stranded mittens
  7. Spin a two-ply sock yarn and make short socks

Realistic? Not really because there are a lot of other things I want to do that might get in the way:
  • Make a felted bag with beautiful yarn I got for Christmas
  • Design socks for Think Outside the Sox contest
  • Make some korknisse for secret project
  • Make something from Viking Patterns for Knitting
  • Make a Bohus sweater

2 comments:

Kristen said...

You are ambitous - good luck! I need to sit down and plan my summer goals.

ali said...

Glad you happened by the blog! Good luck in the contest and have fun with your summer knitting!

Happy knitting-
ali