When I knit my first pair of socks, I kept notes. I had a moleskine watercolor sketchbook that I wrote down things like gauge, needles, pattern, the yarn tag, etc.
Unfortunately it was lost along with my original Smashbook. Totally heartbreaking because I had my first 6 pairs of sock notes in there!
But I know, there is ravelry.
And don't get me wrong, ravelry is awesome! It's so smart and has a million resources all in one website. But I'm bad at keeping up with it & sometimes I want do something not internet based. Plus, I think it'll be cool to see all these photos and notes at the end of the year!
I bought a little acrylic book from Jamaica Makes, it has little snowflakes on it and they look like stitches. It is super cute!
I have a small collection of scrapbook paper, so I'm making book pages with it, just cutting each page to fit and hole punching it.
After I finish a pair of socks, I'm taking a photo with my mini camera (uh, they come in pink now!!!), I staple the yarn label and a scrap with my notes onto the paper. It takes 10 minutes tops and I have a cute visual diary of my socks.
Notes I include:
- Needle brand & size
- Yarn & if I liked it
- Sock pattern, heel choice
- How many cast on & increased too
- Foot length & leg length
- When I started & finished
In 2014 I want to knit twelve pairs of socks! I think it would be cool to do 14 but I don't want to feel like I'm obligated. I'd be happy with even just six pairs!
Here are some patterns I'm dying to make:
I super want to knit more plain vanilla and ribbed socks, I've noticed this winter that those are the ones I'm wearing the most. Plus it's a good time to let crazy hand dyed yarns shine.
I'm going to knit a lot from my stash, I definitely have a lot of pretty yarns that I've been saving for a rainy day. Chop is also taking me to Stitches West in February, I think it's going to be fun to walk around the marketplace & feel completely overwhelmed by all the options!
I don't have any huge knitting goals for 2014 except to knit a Color Affection. This winter I've been living in my Germinate shawl and I'd *love* another large shawl. I bought three skeins of Yet from Miss Babs after Christmas sale, I'm hoping they'll look nice together. I'm not sure I really enjoy shawl knitting but I do enjoy shawl wearing, so if I can knit one or two, that would be great.
Do you have any knitting goals in 2014? I'd love to hear them!