Today marks the end of the KCBW challenge and the end of my first week blogging. It has been a whirlwind experience and I am so glad I decided to take part. Today the challenge is to look to the future, I am going to divide this post into three sections, looking at dreams and goals for different areas of my knitting life.
1) This blog
Before I started blogging this week I was not sure how my posts would be received, I was nervous and a little shy. I am so happy with the way people have reacted to my blog, the comments I have received and the new people I have chatted to throughout the week have made me smile. I will certainly be continuing with the blog, and hopefully developing it into something quite exciting.
I plan to blog a few times a week and cover a range of topics. There will be frequent round ups of WIPs and FOs as well as coverage of new and exciting things I find on Ravelry or hear about in the world of knitting.
Most importantly I hope to use this space to showcase the amazing knitting talent we have here in South Africa. I have already lined up interviews with exciting designers, yarnies and other interesting folk in the South African knitting community. More details to follow in the next week or so.
2) My knitting
I am a little time poor at the moment due to the addition of a wonderful little person into my life, but I still have some lofty knitting dreams.
a) the Cookie A KAL, I chatted very briefly about this in a previous post and will chat more about in the future. Basically the premise is to knit all the sock in the book with some other lovely knitters for support. I have knitted two pairs and am woefully behind with the third pair (yes that little person again) but I a stubborn and refuse to give up on my dreams. I shall be knitting my way through this book over the next year. Look out for posts with tears and celebratory posts as I click my way through all those gorgeous stitches.
b) Colourwork, ah yes colourwork… how all non fair-isle knitters dream of colourwork. I hope at some point in the next year to get my colourwork knit on. Maybe some mitts or maybe a Paperdolls by Kate Davies – lets see where this dream takes me.
c) Three dreams, because all the best things come in threes – especially when you are born on the third – oops digressing again. Knit more lace shawls. I have to finish my Rock Island by Jared Flood. I thought I would finish before my goregous girl arrived, but someone was early – unlike her mother, and the shawl is now languishing in the UFO bin.
3) Professional knitting stuff
Over the next year I hope to develop my business as a technical editor and layout designer. I am working with some very talented South African and UK designers at the moment and hope to continue to grow and develop in this industry. I feel passionately about the knitting community and think the next year is going to be very exciting indeed.
Thank you so much for joining me on this journey over the last week, I hope to see you round these parts often in the future.