Remembering the cardigan from 2005 worn to bits and much loved.
Planning your knitwear means having your garment ready for the season to wear it.
We all get tempted by a new garment in winter but by the time you have knitted it up , depending on your knitting speed and time available it can end up as a rush project if it’s not ready in the cold weather and stress you out.
In spring I tend to consider a shawl or summer top, summer is for small projects like hats , socks and gloves and autumn starts off the winter sweater.
It’s difficult to plan ahead as sometimes I want to knit a classic, something challenging, or a simple knit.There are so many variables.
These days I limit 1 garment per year; summer or winter. Many hats, socks and the odd shawl and surprises appear otherwise with testknitting.
My children are grown up now and I plan to make a few heirloom pieces too over the next few years.
The overall picture is that there will always be a project in the pipeline and that should bring me joy not stress.
If however I am intend on making a project in a particular yarn, I am known to make up a brown paper parcel with exactly the right yarn quantity and the pattern. Often the yarns are only available for a season thus avoiding disappointment and evading the calculations needed for substitutions.
This is the season for socks, hats and cowls being easily transportable flexible