Year of Projects 2020-2021

I made my own header image for YOP because I’m extra that way.

I decided to jump in and join Year of Projects. I have been inspired by Liz’s updates, and I thought it might be good motivation for me to blog along with my ever expanding, massive list. I read the group rules, and it seems pretty easy going, so if I fail (indubitably) it will be no big deal.

Without further ado, here’s my list!

Fiber Art

“Sunbleach” 2019
  1. I have a group show in November 2020, and I need to create a piece or small group of pieces for this. I have some ideas.
  2. I have a solo show in September 2021, and I need to make a body of work for this show. If I start on this now, it feels doable. I have some ideas. Once I have a firm concept for the show, I’ll make a sub-list of pieces.

Knitting

Deschain Tee in Quince and Co Kestral

Oh dear. Hold on to your butts. If it is on this list, it means I have the yarn.

  1. Pride Socks. Just one sock to go!
  2. Purple emPower Bandaner. Almost done! This is a gift, so I probably won’t post an update until it’s been gifted.
  3. Shetland Tweed Throw. This is coming along. It’s enjoyable TV knitting.
  4. Arachne. Deadline Halloween, of course.
  5. Franca. For my Mom. I caked all the yarn today! This is unusual for me. I usually only cake up one or two hanks. But winding the yarn has become a real chore for me in my new house. I don’t have a permanent setup for it. So I decided to wind them all.
  6. Peerie Flooers. I have the J&S Shetland yarn for the original version of this that you can see in the show Shetland.
  7. Four Square Cowl. I could knock this out if I focused on it for a week. I would love to wear it this fall.
  8. Farmhouse Cardigan. This is the sweater I was so excited to get the Black Welsh Mountain yarn for. What an investment! But I cast on, made a mistake in my knitting, frogged it, and now it’s all sitting in a bag waiting to be cast on again.
  9. Midnight Merino Raglan. When I found out the pattern has you knit the pieces separately and sew them together, I lost interest. But hey. It’s my knitting and I can do it however I want! I need to remember that.
  10. Celtic Myths Shawl. I am so close to finishing this.
  11. Celtic Tree Handwarmers. I haven’t swatched or cast on yet, but would love to have them done by fall.
  12. Gryffindor Winter Ferns Hat. I haven’t swatched or cast on.
  13. Mistletoe Kisses Socks. These were supposed to be for the Christmas in July KAL, but since socks are my least favorite thing to knit, if I get them done by Christmas in December, I’ll consider it a win.
  14. The Oa. Cast on but languishing. I still want to knit it. In other words, I won’t be frogging it.
  15. Teal Niamh. I purchased some Nomad Noos High Mountain Yak yarn for this in a moment of weakness. At least I got the Fruity Knitting discount.
  16. Pink Rhodes. My goal for this is to cast on in January or February so it will be wafting-ready by April or May.
  17. Con Alma. Next spring?
  18. Seavaiger. Oh yes I did.
  19. Shoalwater Shawl. (Starting to sweat.)
  20. Oxbow Cardigan. Sarah is running a KAL for this in November, and I have red Fibre Co Arranmore tweed yarn for it. Will I knit it this year? Who knows?
  21. Hot Waffles Hat and Mitts. I have some beautiful blue yarn for this.
  22. Sunset Slouch.
  23. Cabin Kitchen Towel Set.
  24. A Scarf for Hans.
  25. Pumpkin Spice Latte socks.

HAHAHA there is no way I will finish all of these projects in 2020-2021. But at least they are on a list now. And yes, I still have more yarn!

Knitting Design

My goal for design is to sketch a design 5 days each week, and knit one of my own designs in this 2020-2021 year. It can be anything. It might be a headband. It is not allowed to be a blue beanie.

Sewing

Enchanted Kimono Robe
  1. Yates Coat in navy wool.
  2. Cotton Twill Ottobre Cargo Pants. I have navy stretch twill and gray twill fabric for these.
  3. Poudre linen curtains. The linen is a very soft pink. We are just waiting on the curtain rods and I will get started. Yay, more rectangles and straight lines to sew!
  4. Coffee filters. I use a pour over and I have been using muslin bags to filter the coffee and it is such a mess! I have some organic hemp and cotton on the way. This should be a quick and gratifying make.
  5. Sew something amazing with this plaid flannel!
  6. Vintage Halloween Rachel shirt.

Fiddle

My Music Journal and New Strings
  1. String my violin.
  2. Sign up for online lessons.
  3. Daily practice.
  4. Weekly lesson.
  5. By June 30, 2021 I want to be able to video myself playing a song for you. Don’t get too excited. It will probably be a very basic song. But once I surprised my friends (and myself) by launching into an improv version of Three Blind Mice. So who knows?

Tapestry Weaving

Remember way back in November 2019 when I purchased a tapestry loom? I also dyed some Cotswald SE2SE yarn with turmeric and it came out so beautiful. Well, I want to weave some placemats with it. The gold will look hideous with our pink tile, so maybe they will be gifted.

I think I may be on the 10 year plan for Year of Projects.

35 thoughts on “Year of Projects 2020-2021

  1. I’m glad you decided to jump in. Don’t forget to introduce yourself on the introduce yourself folder in Ravelry and to share a link to your post in this week’s folder. That way everyone can find your Sunday updates. Your list looks exciting and I already recognise some of the patterns also being in my favourites. Maybe you’ll inspire my felting mojo to return.

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  2. Welcome welcome. So many great and diverse projects here. I love the designing idea and the fiddle. I am hoping to get back to my piano for at least a few minutes each day. You have inspired me.

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  3. Welcome, Welcome, Welcome. I am so glad to see many new people this year. Even though you do not think you will get through your list, it is still fun to list all those projects that you already have yarn for. Love that kimono. They are so comfy to wear too. The tumeric dyed yarn is such a pretty color of yellow.

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  4. HI and welcome to this awesome and supportive group. I too have an enormous list, but bigger is better right? And thankfully there isn’t any pressure just encouragement from the group. So many great patterns and you’ve already put yarn to the pattern, well that’s got to count for something!
    I’m looking forward to seeing more of your felting, that first piece is beautiful.

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  5. I adore your list!!!! I don’t know whether I am more impressed by your list or the fact that you have the yarn for all of those projects! LOL! Lucky you! They truly are all lovely…I love the cardigan especially with the buttons and who doesn’t love Andrea Mowrey and Kate Davies? Not that I’ve knit any of their patterns but the desire is definitely there!
    Your Sunbleach is gorgeous and the sweater that you are wearing. I love the kimono and violin lessons! Yes! You go girl! I am still wanting to learn piano at age 71 with arthritis but I will! I think you might be my role model this year! So glad you joined us! So much inspiration! Thank you!

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      1. Because Sam is using blogger she may not see your reply…so thought I’d let you know she goes by Sam rather than Sandra. 🙂. That’ll help you link names with blogs, which I got confused with at first.

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  6. So glad you’re joining in YOPing! Your list of projects looks fantastic, and I can see we’re in for a real treat. Your Deschain Tee is beautiful. And your felted “Sunbleach” piece makes me eager to see what will accompany it. Welcome!

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  7. Welcome to the group. Your list looks lovely and I’m already looking forward to seeing your progress through it. I love your deschain by the way!

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