2020 plans and free pattern projects

2020 plans and free pattern projects

New year, new country, new plans! I’m usually not big on new year’s resolutions, but I’m always planning something. And since 2020 starts off on a new continent for me, I’m looking forward to many new projects this year!

Lyall Bay, Wellington, New Zealand

So in between my own creations, which have been queueing in my brain for too long already, I’ll also try and work off my Ravelry pattern queue as much as I can. You will find in this post a list of my planned knitting projects, consisting of free patterns that scream for my attention right now.

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What else could sweeten the roaring 20ies? Should I maybe learn to dance Lindy Hop? Apart from continuing to knit from stash only, that is as soon as it arrives, (read about the Use What You Have KAL 2020 UWYH2020!! here) my number one plan is to learn a new language.

Silverfern

Te Reo Māori is the indigenous language of Aotearoa, New Zealand and since I love languages and cultures this has been on top of my list ever since we decided to come here. It is one of three official languages of the nation. The language itself is central to Māori culture, identity and forms part of the heritage of this country. So yeah, count me in!

I have already signed up for lessons and got this book to jumpstart my learning. Wish me luck and kia kaha!

My plans for 2020: knit and learn

Number two obviously is exploring every possible corner of New Zealand, starting right here, in Wellington. And there is plenty to explore!

Not only does Wellington offer an amazing bounty of cultural and culinary wealth but also the most amazing walks, hikes and beaches. And with plenty of wind also possibilties for all kinds of surf- and kite-ing!

Breaker Bay

Being an Island (well, two, really) New Zealand sports some wildlife only found here, and I am very keen on spotting it, if I can. Like this little singer, the New Zealand fantail. The fantail is one of New Zealand’s best known birds, with its distinctive fanned tail and loud song.

New Zealand Fantail

For smaller projects to fill the gaps I want to make mittens and socks (since I don’t wear shawls so often it would be a shame to knit it and never use it.) So smaller projects and sweaters are my choice of projects for this year.

Here is an excerpt from my list of patterns I want ot knit this year. I’m definitely in for some treats if I manage to knit all of these, fingers crossed! In no particular order these will hopefully decimate my stash post-arrival:

Zoom in Zoom out by Sybil R (free pattern)

Zoom In Zoom Out by Sybil R

Brainless by Yarnissima (free pattern)

Brainless by Yarnissima

Latvian Blooms by Dela Hausmann (free pattern)

Latvian Blooms by Dela Hausmann

If I manage to knit a sweater or two I would love them to look like these 🙂 Wish me luck!

Figs and Berries Sweater by Rahymah (free pattern)

Karen – Raglan Crew-neck Pullover Fingering by Raglann (free pattern)

So far, so good, my action plan stands and will probably need refining, but at least I know which way to go 🙂

What are your plans for 2020?? I’d love to hear about them in the comments!

Happy knitting!

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