2020-2021 Year of Projects Half-Year Update and a Resolution

Below is an updated half-year list that I will continue to edit as I complete and add new items. Scroll all the way to the bottom for my resolution. Don’t feel like you need to look at my list unless you want to.

Fiber Art

  1. I have a solo show in September 2021, and I need to make a body of work for this show. My goal is 12 pieces. 7/12 finished.
  2. I’m dyeing my own wool for this work. Above is sky blue and a mix of spruce and kelly green I’m calling Black Forest. Next up is a deep, rich brown. These are two different fibers: merino and shetland. They take the dye a little differently.

Finished Fiber Art

Haze Over Maize: Granville 2020 for Mother Artists at Work Show

Litmus Cowl in Moondrake Advent yarn

Knitting List

  1. Milkshake Cardigan
  2. Kiki Cardigan in Tarheelbilly Farm Tunis
  3. Arrowhead Cardigan (Ravelry Link) in Lettlopi
  4. Celtic Myths Shawl. I am so close to finishing this.
  5. Breton Red Cardigan to match my raglan plaid dress
  6. Skipwith in black Rauma Finullgarn (Ravelry link)
  7. Hansel Hap in Ramsay Farms fawn katmoget Shetland with Jamieson and Smiths for trim colors
  8. Peerie Flooers. I have the J&S Shetland yarn for the original version of this that you can see in the show Shetland.
  9. Hearth Rug in Black Welsh Mountain Bulky
  10. Celtic Tree Handwarmers. I haven’t swatched or cast on yet, but would love to have them done by fall.
  11. Gryffindor Winter Ferns Hat. I haven’t swatched or cast on.
  12. The Oa. Cast on but languishing. I still want to knit it. In other words, I won’t be frogging it.
  13. Teal Niamh. I purchased some Nomad Noos High Mountain Yak yarn for this.
  14. Pink Rhodes
  15. Seavaiger
  16. Long sleeve Treit in Foxglove
  17. Shoalwater Shaw
  18. Sunset Slouch
  19. Cabin Kitchen Towel Set
  20. Strom Cardigan
  21. Aurora Borealis Cowl
  22. Less Is More Cowl
  23. Peace Fleece Ronan in Siberian Midnight (Ravelry link)
  24. Taxus Mitts in Tukuwool Fingering (Ravelry link)
  25. Best Loved Shawl in Knitting Goddess Berry BFL-Masham (Ravelry link)

Finished Knitting

  1. Spring Socklings in Bone and Birch Honeybees and Violets Please
  2. Anker’s Summer Shirt in Serpentine Blacker Lyonesse
  3. Water Shawl KAL
  4. Malabrigo Anniversario Rikke Hat
  5. Getting Warmer in Handdyed Red Kenyan Merino (silent auction prize)
  6. Kenora Toque
  7. Moondrake Advent Litmus Cowl (Ravelry project link)
  8. Blue Turtledove
  9. Franca
  10. Paris (Twilight Tunis) Toujours Shawl (also dyed the yarn in a gradient for this)
  11. Deschain Tee
  12. Hermione’s Everyday Socks
  13. Pride Socks
  14. Purple emPower Bandaner
  15. Shetland Tweed Throw
  16. Arachne Sweater
  17. Four Square Cowl
  18. Mistletoe Kisses Socks
  19. Pumpkin Spice Latte socks
  20. Broom Riding Cowl
  21. Halloween Socks
  22. Trans Pride Socks
  23. Accidental Autumn Barley Light Hat
  24. Rikke Hat
  25. Meep the Christmas Mouse
  26. Midnight Merino Raglan Frogged

Knitting Design

1. I’m going to knit this eyelet tunic design in the Blacker linen merino, I think. (Nope, used it for Anker’s Summer Shirt)

2. Cotton linen slub tee

Completed Design

  1. Another Blue Beanie
  2. Hat samples for Kenya
  3. Saffron hat and cowl with OG pompom

Updated Sewing List

  1. A-line Tee in various woven cottons for summer
  2. Ophelia Overalls in Purl linen, teal corduroy, and navy wool flannel
  3. Emerson shorts in natural linen
  4. Pietra Pants in indigo linen
  5. Cotton Twill Ottobre Pants. I have navy stretch twill and gray twill fabric for these. (Or maybe I’ll make overall shorts?)
  6. A wrap skirt with this plaid flannel!
  7. Another Rachel Blouse In blue paisley cotton
  8. More PJ pants for spring

Finished Sewing

  1. Birdies summer top
  2. Knitting alpacas PJs
  3. Raglan Dress in blue shirting
  4. Ophelia Overalls in brown twill
  5. Water Shawl KAL project bags
  6. Raglan Dress in plaid flannel
  7. Ace top, two versions (one shown above)
  8. Billie jumpsuit
  9. Enchanted Kimono Robe
  10. Poudre linen curtains.
  11. Coffee filters
  12. Knitting Sheep flannel PJ pants
  13. Halloween Rachel blouse
  14. Winter Solstice project bag
  15. Water project bag
  16. Manatee tote bag


I canceled my lessons because I wasn’t doing them. My new goal will be to practice fingering and scales when I feel like it.

Tapestry Weaving

Not into it right now. Back burner.

My One Resolution for 2021

I don’t normally make resolutions, but this year I’m going to listen to more music, intentionally. I normally listen to music all day while I’m working, but it’s the local public radio station. I like the music they play, but it’s passive listening. And I listen to Celtic fiddle music when I run.

For New Year’s Eve, Bob and I watched the first movie we bonded over. There’s a song in it by Gogol Bordello, and it’s kind of an ear worm, but I love it. So yesterday, I listened to a Gogol Bordello Essentials playlist while I vacuumed the house and had a really good time singing along.

My friend Sharon recommended I watch that movie, so she kind of started the whole thing. She’s blogging again, so check it out if you feel like it. I hope she will turn her comments on.

38 thoughts on “2020-2021 Year of Projects Half-Year Update and a Resolution

  1. Naughty JoJo! Have I seen your knitting alpacas material that sounds so cool. I am keen to practice my sewing but think PJs is a long way in the future. Allistar and 2 of his mates are each choosing their favourite song from 1960 to current day, so we have been listening to more music than normal. He still hasn’t picked 1961 song so it’s going to take quite a while and should mean we listen to more and watch less TV. You are doing really well on your list and I’m excited to see your new works for your show

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    1. Thanks Liz! Allistar should post those songs somewhere. That would open us all up to more music! PJ pants are pretty easy. They would be a good first garment, I think. A simple bag would be easier, though.

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  2. WOW, you are definitely busy!! Love your resolution to listen to more music. Have to admit I love my Amazon echos and listen to lots more music as a result. How lazy can you be to not be able to walk over to the radio but instead yell at the Echo but that’s me. Do you like Lindsey Sterling? Yeah, I’ve had practice the piano on my goals list for 2 years. Never going to happen I guess. I’ve lost so much skill that it’s frustrating to sit at the piano again. I’d rather knit than practice. 🙂

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  3. You are getting so much done, and so much cool stuff yet to be! Love all of your projects so far. That plaid flannel is gorgeous! Listening to more music rather than watching stuff is a very good idea – I need to think about that. We kind of got in a situation where we don’t really have a good way to listen to music right now. My laptop is the “sound system” for the house, and it’s not a very good one.

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  4. Listening to music is a great resolution. I may join you in that while I walk instead of podcasts, or at least mix it up a bit. I want to read more this year. More novels, and more spiritual musings.

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  5. I love that you are having a show! Your cowl is amazing. I enjoy your lists!! sometimes I listen to music that is just repetitive and i love it. Remember the monks who made the chanting record? I love to listen to the monks. (as in, while I am in the dentists chair or taking off on a plane)
    That sweater the Arrowhead looks like a fantastic garment . WOW.

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  6. That’s one impressive list! I’ll have to come back and go through all your projects – or maybe I shouldn’t, I might end up wanting to make some of them as well. LOL

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