Saturday, January 17, 2015

Starting Simple

When Tricia posted that one of her knitting goals this year was going to be knitting everyday and asked who wanted to join her on instagram (#knit365), I knew I was in right away. My goal this year is to just knit. With all of my health concerns last year, there wasn't much knitting. Best way to get back on track, start simple.


And Plucky Knitter 100% cashmere doesn't hurt either.


Slowly but surely I'm getting back into the groove. Typically, these fingerless gloves would have been done the first week of January, but now I'm just glad that I feel well enough to get to knit night.

Even though I'm starting simple, I still couldn't resist casting on Amaryllis from The Plucky Knitter's new All Bundled Up collection (it is amazing if you haven't checked out the collection!). I guess it is simple color work, but I really haven't done much color work.



I was excited to finally get to the color work part tonight.


And I'm sticking to my rule of not casting on any new designs until I get the pattern above re-released. Hopefully a long 3-day weekend will help with that.

Be sure to keep an eye on progress on knitting everyday by following the #knit365 hashtag or join us and us the same hashtag.

Happy weekend!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits

7 comments: said...

Mmmm, cashmere!
I agree with your carrot/stick method of publishing before starting something new. I'm sitting in that same boat with you right now.
Wishing you good (better) health this year, Carrie!

Anonymous said...

Wish you good health this year!

Theresa in MI

Renee Anne said...

I'm at the point where I'm hoping to just knit every day...which doesn't always happen with two small children and some (non-serious) health issues of my own. Oh well, I'm working on it and that counts for something :)

I'm also working on my own designs...::sigh:: Someday, I'll get it all figured out.

Jocelyn said...

Ooh that is some lovely chunky, cozy fingerless mitts. Why yes, it's me! I haven't been here in ages (sorry!).

peaknits said...

Good tip, I need to cast on some simple. I have a cables sock and something that needs some crochet bits cast on right now, and when I want to be mindless...I don't have a knit. I'm going to wind something for a garterliscious something today and Jon you in #knit365!

dianne said...

I love the knit 365 idea. I have to admit though, that I already do knit pretty much everyday, but it will be fun to share a quick pic each day of what I worked on.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh. The temptation here of both the knitting and the FOOD!

I hope you find healing and health this year.