Do you have a plan for your knitting this year?
I know, that sounds silly doesn’t it? Why would you need to plan out your knitting projects? Well, the last time I checked, which was five minutes ago, I had 852 projects in my Ravelry queue. Yep. 8.5.2. I’ll let you in on a little secret—I’m not going to live that long. Not even if I live to be a hundred. Not even if a vampire wanted to make me his queen and turned me into an immortal would I finish those 852 projects. That is why I wanted to carefully select the items I wanted to focus on this year and create a plan to get them done.
Use this free printable to organize your knitting plans for the year
In order to have my plan close at hand, I created a handy printable you can download and use for yourself. It’s sized to fit in a Personal Size binder style planner. I happen to adore the Filofax line of Malden planners. The rings are large at 0.9″, which allows me to stuff her to the gills! Plenty of room to add my Knitting Planner printable! (I have the purple and the kingfisher blue and am totally in love with both. Kind of a tart, eh?)
Knitting Project Planner Page
As you can see, I’ve tried to think of all the little bits of info I might want to refer to, especially if I decide to make another version of the item in a different colorway.
Knitting Gift List Planner Page
I’m guessing that you probably make a few knitted gifts for your BFF’s during the holiday season. This Gift List page will help you plan early in the year so that you don’t forget anyone and once you know who’s on the “Nice” list, you can get started and stay focused so you’ll be done long before the jolly dude shows up for milk and cookies.
Handy WIP Tags To The Rescue
Please tell me I’m not the only one on the planet who puts a WIP on stitch holders so I can have the needles for a different project? Cause, lord knows I can’t have just one project going at a time. And, I don’t have enough multiples of needle sizes to go around. Sad, but true. (Working on it.) Like a good girl, I’ve been checking gauge, so that means I might not have used the needles called for in the pattern. Can you see where this might turn into a ginormous mess? It’s happened, more than once, and well my potty mouth has made an appearance or two. (The Navy man I married taught me well.)
Anyhoo, I put together these WIP tags that you can print, fill out, and attach to your project. You can also laminate them and use a wet erase marker to fill in the blanks so you can use them over and over again.
Sock Knitting List
Socks, socks and more socks! I love them, I love making them, I love stashing yarn for them! They might just be my favorite things to knit on the entire planet. I’ve tried patterned socks, and lace socks, and only plain vanilla socks will do for me. There is nothing more pleasing than having a drawer full of brand new hand knitted socks to start the winter season. Nothing! (Well, a few bottles of Scotch whisky laying around is a good thing too. For medicinal purposes, of course.)
This handy Sock Knitting List printable helped me to decide which yarn I wanted to utilize this year by listing each colorway. And, well I included a spot for the pattern reference and the recipient for your benefit. (I only make socks for me;-)
Knitting Project List
As much as I love knitting, my skills aren’t stellar. Yet. There have been some things I’ve been meaning to try, like intarsia knitting. So, I designed the Knitting Project List to make a note of some of the things I’d like to try this year. Another example is dyeing my own sock yarn. I purchased naked yarn at least two years ago, and still haven’t tried it. I hope that writing it down and having it handy will jog my memory and inspire me to try the new things and learn some new knitting skills.
Enjoy the printable! I hope you love it;-) And thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again soon!