Dream knitting for 2019 – or the make 9

img_20190117_142402If you’ve followed knitters on Instagram you probably haven’t been able to miss the #makenine2019 challenge. I came across it for the first time in 2018 but wasn’t feeling up to it. This year I would LOVE to be able to knit myself and the boys nine whole things, but it might not happen, which is why my “make nine” is more like a dream than a goal. But, if I’d include some WIPs that have been or are on my needles, and include things for myself and the boys as well, it just might happen…

So, here are the things I hope to finish this year:

  1. No Frills Sweater by PetiteKnit for myself
  2. Bamsesweater by PetiteKnit for M
  3. Bamsesweater by PetiteKnit for D
  4. Poet by Sari Nordlund for myself
  5. Curvo by Sachiko Burgin for myself
  6. Abbott Sweater by Michele Wang for myself
  7. Chunky beanie by Rouheaknits (shameless!) for D
  8. Lady Soul Sweater by Wool and the Gang for myself (already got the kit)
  9. ARNE by Clare Mountain for myself

I just started knitting the No Frills Sweater with 2 beautiful yarns, and there’s this “just a few more stitches” -feeling I love so much. I think it’s a perfect mindless knit which you can make interesting and truly yours with your choice of yarn. I think I’ll have to make a whole post about the sweater when I’m finished with it.

I also have M’s Bamsesweater on the needles and will get started on the Chunky beanie for D really soon. I have yarns for Poet and Lady Soul Sweater (LDS), but I’m a bit tempted to use the LDS-yarns for a design of my own. We’ll see!

Have you planned your projects for the year or do you have any dream-projects in mind?

The Journey Begins

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This blog will be about my journey as a knitwear designer, about the projects I knit and things that inspire me.

I’m a mother of two, a maker and a designer. I love creating beautiful things and for years I thought that doing actual work as a creative was something totally unattainable for me. Then we had our first baby boy and as he grew, so did my dreams. I started feeling that taking my life into my own hands would not only be possible, but necessary. I started dreaming of many things, but essentially I dreamt of change. Slowly I started adjusting what “work” means to me and today, Rouheaknits is part of what I’ve come up with.

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Warmly, Pia