knitting resolutions

I have been so busy knitting for craft fairs and orders that need to be filled the past few months that come January, I have a nice big list of projects that I am dying to make. Here's what's going to be on my needles after the holidays ...

Just Enough Ruffles (by Laura Chau) I'm planning to buy a couple of skeins of Misti Alpaca Tonos in this awesome yellow color called 'Michelle's Dress' ... as in Michelle Obama's Inauguration dress. Or I might use some deep turquoise Malabrigo that I've been saving.

Then there's this Paper Dolls sweater that I would love to make for Lo. Pretty much just amazing. (How sweet is this pic?)

And I have some rad colors picked out to make Lo the Drive Thru Sweater – I think I'm making it in indigo/purple, fuschia, navy, gray and sky blue. Unless I change my mind again.

Braided (by Susan B. Anderson) My pal Sarah recently knitted this crazy cool scarf in a pretty smokey gray Spud and Chloe yarn and I must make one of these, too.

Cozy Bolero (by Jane Richmond) I actually want to knit all of Jane's patterns on Ravelry, but I'm going to start with this one.

And hopefully make it to this sweater, too. Oatmeal Pullover (also by Jane Richmond) I have some crazy yellow/green yarn ready to go for this one. I might make the sleeves full-length, though.

But then there's Amber...

and a garter stitch cardi for Lo ...

and this Braided Cowl...

and Noro Fingerless Mitts...

and Owlet!!!! (I mean, are you kidding me?) It's bad. These projects just skim the surface of what's filed in my Ravelry queue/favorites. And I'm aware of the hopelessness of the situation here. But I'd love to challenge myself and see how many of the things on the list I can make by this time next year.


  1. *drool* all these are gorgeous! i NEED to learn to knit.

  2. WOW so much inspiration on one post! I can almost hear your needles clicking from hear!

  3. You go girl! I expect them all done by March 1st! Just kidding! Happy Knitting!

  4. Gosh I wish I could remember how to knit. I took some classes a few years ago but for the life of me can't remember. Arthritis doesn't help either. These look great, you are so talented.

  5. Ok, this post just made me want to learn how! I love all of those sweaters!!! We may need to have a meetup so you can teach me some mad skills!!!

  6. Tell me if you ever sell any of these, as I must have one myself! Good luck!

  7. OWLET! Why have I not knit this for Tommy!? Great inspiration. You've been one busy lady! Happy Holiday Cheers to you, Jen! :D


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