To Learn: 2018 Edition

In the spirit of lists-past and with an eye towards growing and changing and learning more, I present my 2018 To Learn list in all its promising glory:

  • Design a sweater–yep, I said it out loud!
  • Meet more of you fiber folk out there in communities around the world
  • Cultivate the podcast offerings and add more video tutorials
  • Complete the Re-Make-Along with all of you!!
  • Work on a fun collaboration/test knit with LBHand Knits
  • Conquer the Geology shawl that thwarted me in the past
  • Continue the one year, one blanket tradition! I’m talking about you, Persian Dreams Blanket in a worsted weight!
  • Become more adept at drop-spindling
  • Spin 1-2 braids/month on my Ladybug
  • Get my Matchless wheel tuned up and humming!
  • Check out a yarn shop in every city I visit ( . . . if it has a yarn shop)
  • Buy less random yarn and fiber–aim instead for sweater quantities of soulful wool!

What’s on your list? Share a link or give us an update on your plans in the comments! Happy New Year to everyone!


And, for posterity’s sake, here is the 2017 list with notes!

  • Practice and get more comfortable with colorwork (fair isle) DONE!
  • Be a test-knitter–I have one on the line already!! DONE!
  • Knit at least one practical sweater from my stash: Minthe?  Georgetown? DONE!
  • Conquer the Geology shawl that thwarted me in the past –adding this to 2018
  • Grow the Podcast and add more video tutorials! DONE!
  • Continue to work on lace and cables–learn their construction as much as possible DONE!
  • Continue the one year, one blanket tradition! This time, Feederbrook Farm yarn; the plan: a Persian Dreams Blanket that I have been dreaming about for 2+ years now–there is even a worsted version available! —Blanket started . . . but all those sweaters stole my attention from this project!
  • Keep a pair of socks on the needles at all times DONE!
  • Check out a yarn shop in every city I visit ( . . . if it has a yarn shop) DONE!
  • Spin at least 1/3 of the braids in my stash (whoa–that alone could take a while)          –hahahahahahahhaha. sniffle. hahahahahha.
  • Card or otherwise process at least 1/3 of the washed fiber in my stash                           –hahahahahahahhaha. sniffle. hahahahahha.
  • Buy less yarn and fiber–remember, the sheep will grow more! DONE!


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11 Responses to To Learn: 2018 Edition

  1. AJ says:

    I’ve been trying to buy a local yarn in the cities I visit, I just need to remember to buy more than one skein so I can make something big!

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  2. LynnAnn says:

    I’m spinning some wonderful wool with the hopes of over coming my severe warping block!!!!! I haven’t warped in 12 years. Watching YouTubes, not helping.

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  3. valejandra25 says:

    Great goals! can’t wait to see your sweater design 🙂

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  4. knettycraft says:

    Wow… that is a long list. My priority is to make more (using the material I already have) and buy less (I already was weak and bought yarn for a testknit and 2 spindles for plying). I would love to knit and finish a sweater from my combo spin I spun last year. I have to finish another sweater too. My plan for 2018 is making a (Waldorf) doll… I want to try that for a long time. I really like your ‘one year, one blanket’ idea. There are a fiew nice workshops waiting for me: animal felting – a weekend workshop in june and bobbin lace making – a weekly meeting from march to june… I love spinning with my handspindles and my Bliss and Little Gem wheels and will continue with it…. I just noticed… it is more than enough (and so I don’t mention some unfinished quilting projects and that I would love making project bags more often and practise more handsewing… and… and …. and) 😊

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  5. Maria Shea says:

    Meditate. Remain grateful. Knit with passion. Maybe learn brioche.

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