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My 12 Months Knitting Plan

I don’t think it’s a secret, but I LOVE to knit. It keeps me sane, it makes me happy and I always feel productive. Friends and family place orders with me, I knit a lot of gifts for the newborns of friends, ex-colleagues and also for family members. I generally don’t have a plan, but when I receive orders I add them to my queue and when I find out about people expecting babies I add that to the queue too. That’s about it!

But inspired by Julie at Knitted Bliss, who last year completed mini stockings for the run-up to Christmas, I decided to make 2017 the year that I PLAN some knitting.

I would like to complete a pair of socks every month and two Christmas tree ornaments. I am not sure if I am being too ambitious, but I think it’s doable!

Here are the socks I have queued on Ravelry. The ornaments I will pick as and when I come to making them.

Rivercat Socks by Brenda Patipa

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Roger Sock by Anne Hanson

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Tennarisukka by Taila Anttila

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Cable and Lace Socks by Allison Sarnoff

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Bertie Wooster’s Faux Pas by Becky Greene

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I Heart Harvest Socks by Shelley Stone

Barrel Riders Sock by Corinne Walcher

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Pomeranssi Socks by Marianne Heikkinen

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Sock it to Me! by Patons

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Lily of the Valley socks by Titta Järvensivu

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Longing for Gotland by Pia Kammeborn

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Luna Socks by Josephine & the seeds

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All images from Ravelry.

My only dilemma now is which ones should I start with?

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FO: Baby Sock

A friend who had a baby in 2014 asked me to knit some warm socks for him.

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I had some leftover navy DROPS Merino Extra Fine at home and used it for this pattern.

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The fun about this pattern is that it knits up very quickly, and it makes them extra cosy and ‘snuggly’ as Luke would say.

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The cables that run down the cuff of the sock look really sweet.

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And my friend sent me a picture of her gorgeous little man wearing them, doesn’t he look happy?

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STATS
Pattern:
 Socks by DROPS Design.
Yarn: DROPS Merino Extra Fine in dark blue.
Needle size: 3mm
Knitting time: 24th October 2014.

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FO: Flouncy Socks

Earlier this year, in January Luke’s playgroup teacher asked me to knit a pair of socks for her daughter.

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My friend gave me the yarn, which she’d brought over from Japan. I simply love the colours, especially for a girl.

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The yarn was also amazingly soft, and really lovely to knit with.

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The pattern was another great DROPS Design pattern, which my friend picked. I love it when others suggest new patterns that I can then try out.

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I knit up a size 5-6 years for my friend’s daughter, which she told me fit her really well.#

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STATS
Pattern: Lacey Steps by DROPS Design.
Yarn: Unknown yarn in blue and green.
Needle size: 3.5mm
Knitting time: 14th-15th January 2015.