For the past two years I’ve been on a yarn diet. In 2018 I allowed myself 100g of yarn for every 500g knit. In 2019 I allowed myself 100g of yarn for every 300g knit, with an exception for keeping a sweaters quantity of yarn on hand. Because of those two years I’m in a place where I’m mostly comfortable with my stash. This year I’m allowing myself 100g of yarn for every 100g knit.
I am going to be more intentional about my yarn purchases. I will be going to three yarn festivals this year, and I have already made a list of yarn that I would like to find. I do not plan on picking up random yarn when I visit a yarn store.
I am going to be intentional about what I cast on. I have always cast on what I feel like in the moment, which is a great way to knit. The problem is, I have projects I have wanted to make for years that I haven’t gotten around to making. Because of that I’ve planned out one cast on a month for the next year. I’m sure I’ll cast on more than that (heck, I finished 43 projects last year), but I want to make sure I cast on the 12 items. If I get excited and cast on a project earlier than scheduled I’ll be adding a project to cast on during the scheduled cast on month. It sounds confusing as I read this, but the principle is simple, I will cast on one new thing each month and I will actually knit the things I have been wanting to knit.
|January||Bike Hat for John|
|February||Fingerless Mitts for Sarah|
|April||Christmas Stocking for baby M-C (need yarn)|
|May||Shawl for Kathy|
|June||Pride Socks (need to find rainbow yarn)|
|July||Chirstmas in July Socks|
|August||2 color brioche cowl|
|October||Oxbow Cardigan (need to decide on yarn)|
|November||Slippers for Mary|
|December||Colorwork Cardigan for me|
Do you plan what you will knit for the year or do you wing it? Are there any things you feel you must make this year?