I’m not usually one for New Year’s Resolutions, because as I like to say, “Why do today what you can put off til next year?”. Nonetheless I am taking part in an actual year-long knitting challenge: Knit the Queue 2013, which to say, a challenge to empty out the ‘queue’ list in your Ravelry account. Some people use the queue function to list patterns they like enough to hypothetically knit and so their queue list stretches into the hundreds. On the other hand, some people use it to list only patterns they are definitely, absolutely going to knit at some point and so their queue list stretches into the hundreds.
For this challenge, I have pared my queue down to a scant 9 patterns:
- His ‘n’ Hers Gloves
- Blouse with Gathered Neckline
- Ilene Bag
- One Never Tires of Ribbing
- Stripe Study Shawl
- Plain and Simple Pullover
- Pomme de Pin Cardigan
- Hourglass Socks
- Girl’s Classic Shirt (from Vogue Knitting 43!)
These are all items I was definitely, absolutely going to knit at some point when I queued them, up to 2 years ago. The astute reader will notice these are all very fine gauge projects, with nary a DK weight amongst them. Is that what put me off making them for so long? Probably!
But the challenge is on. Project Number 1 is the His ‘n’ Hers Gloves, using up my one fancypants skein of Wollmeise Sockenwolle.
So what’s the deal with Wollmeise anyway? Some people love it, some people hate it! It’s almost like combining a high quality handpainted yarn with a limited first-come availability and good publicity creates a dedicated and slightly fanatic fanbase or something!
If this whole challenge thing sounds like fun, join the Ravelry group (as started by mooncalfe)! There is also a twitter tag, #ktq2013. Or do you have other 2013 knitting challenges planned?