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. 2/12 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. Moondrake Advent Litmus Cowl (Ravelry link)
  2. Blue Turtledove (Ravelry link)
  3. Malabrigo Brambleberry Rikke Hat – I bought this yarn when I was in OKC. It might be their Anniversario colorway.
  4. Arrowhead Cardigan (Ravelry Link) in Lettlopi
  5. Celtic Myths Shawl. I am so close to finishing this.
  6. Water Shawl KAL
  7. Skipwith in black Rauma Finullgarn (Ravelry link)
  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. Emma in Black Welsh Mountain Bulky (Ravelry link) Another Cocoknits cardi
  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 in a moment of weakness. At least I got the Fruity Knitting discount.
  14. Pink Rhodes. My goal for this is to cast on in January or February so it will be wafting-ready by April or May.
  15. Seavaiger
  16. Shoalwater Shaw
  17. Hot Waffles Hat and Mitts. I have some beautiful blue yarn for this.
  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. Franca
  2. Paris (Twilight Tunis) Toujours Shawl (also dyed the yarn in a gradient for this)
  3. Deschain Tee
  4. Hermione’s Everyday Socks
  5. Pride Socks
  6. Purple emPower Bandaner
  7. Shetland Tweed Throw
  8. Arachne Sweater
  9. Four Square Cowl
  10. Mistletoe Kisses Socks
  11. Pumpkin Spice Latte socks
  12. Broom Riding Cowl
  13. Halloween Socks
  14. Trans Pride Socks
  15. Accidental Autumn Barley Light Hat
  16. Rikke Hat
  17. Meep the Christmas Mouse
  18. Midnight Merino Raglan Frogged

Knitting Design

I’m going to knit this eyelet tunic design in the Blacker linen merino, I think.

Completed Design

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

Updated Sewing List

  1. Yates Coat in navy wool.
  2. Cotton Twill Ottobre Pants. I have navy stretch twill and gray twill fabric for these.
  3. Sew something amazing with this plaid flannel!
  4. Knitting alpacas PJ set
  5. Another Rachel Blouse
  6. More PJ pants

Finished Sewing

  1. Ace top, two versions (one shown above)
  2. Billie jumpsuit
  3. Enchanted Kimono Robe
  4. Poudre linen curtains. Only one to go!
  5. Coffee filters
  6. Knitting Sheep flannel PJ pants
  7. Halloween Rachel blouse
  8. Winter Solstice project bag

Fiddle

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.

Today is our Blogville Knitters Virtual Knit at 1PM Eastern. If you are new and would like to join us by Skype, please DM your Skype ID to me on Instagram or Ravelry.

30 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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