Spring Bucket List of Must Knits

Don’t miss out. There is still time to win a skein of Quince Sparrow. See details here Awesome ideas for spring knitting. The only list you will ever need.

I am SO incredibly glad it is finally spring. We’ve been treated with a handful of sunny, warm days. Reed and I will hover on the front deck for lunchtime snacks after our morning walk to the river. He’ll ride his tricycle  around the patio furniture or play for an hour in a giant cardboard box while I sneak in a few rows here and there before we both tire and wander down to the garden for a bit of weeding (me) and dirt flinging (him). We just in bask in the sun like turtles all. day. long.

And then it rains.

Aw, spring time.

Spring is such a lovely time for knitting. My fingers finally start to defrost and quite possibly knit a bit faster.

What am I going to knit this spring? Here’s my bucket list.

This Scarf.

My own design. It’s still on my needles. Light and lacy. And pink. Perfect for spring. It’s knit horizontally. Ooh la la. Awesome ideas for spring knitting. The only list you will ever need.


My 2016 Bucket List included knitting all the patterns in Home & Away. I have started with Rosemont as part of my office knit-a-long. I’m ready to divide for the sleeves.  I think finishing by summer solstice is realistic. This leaves just one question: which pattern from the book should I knit next?Casting on Hannah Fettig's Rosemont Cardigan from Home & Away


I am still plugging away on my Architexture Scarf*.  The pattern is sectioned with letters (A through H, or something like that). I have been knitting one lettered section each week, to pace myself with other projects. This week is letter C. (C for champagne, right?) Stay tuned later this week for a chance to win your very own Architexture Scarf kit, yarn and all. Maybe you’ll finish yours before mine! Architexture scarf kit from Craftsy

Simple Ribbed Socks

I have been consistently keeping a pair of socks in my small Go Knit pouch. Now that the man socks are done, I just cast on another pair of simple ribbed socks that just might be ready in time for Mother’s Day. We’ll see. I know it’s boring to knit ribbed (or stockinette) socks, but they are a perfect project for knitting while chatting or supervising playgroup children. I sneak in a few rounds here and there…and before I know it, I have a sock! A true knitting miracle.

I will be one happy knitter and awfully proud of myself for finishing these projects before the end of the season. I think it’s doable.

Now: is it too early too plan the reward celebration?!?! Or, is that bad luck?

Joining Ginny and reading Fates and Furies. I just started reading last night and didn’t get too far before nodding off.

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  • Reply pumpkin sunrise March 30, 2016 at 4:57 am

    wow, lots and lots of knitting going on, I love your scarf on the needles in that pretty pink. I too am glad spring is arriving. we have crazy weather but the trees are budding and the birds are singing.

  • Reply fibrefallout March 30, 2016 at 6:06 am

    Such great projects and your yarn choices are great…..love the colors of Spring!!!

  • Reply Tina March 30, 2016 at 6:34 am

    What lovely knitting projects Andrea! Love them all but excited to see what you are designing ????

  • Reply Jeanette Bruffett March 30, 2016 at 6:54 am

    oh that scarf is pretty! I need that Home and Away book!

    • Reply Andrea @ This Knitted Life March 30, 2016 at 8:05 am

      It is awesome! Remind Meir your blog URL. It doesn’t come through with your comment and I am behind in your happenings!

  • Reply Donna Fiore March 30, 2016 at 6:57 am

    So many pretty projects you have planned. I love boring socks – they are so easy to knit on the go.

  • Reply IamDWJ March 30, 2016 at 7:07 am

    I’ve knit Lesley and Boothbay from Home & Away. I’d suggest Lesley next, it’s super quick and easy on bigger needles and you could do it in a cotton blend to wear for spring!

  • Reply Sarah March 30, 2016 at 7:33 am

    So many beautiful projects! And I was feeling proud of myself for casting on a shawl while I also work on my mitts! Ha! I’m a one-project-at-a-time girl usually, probably because I just get so caught up in a pattern that I can’t find time to devote to another but I often try to have at least two. I feel a bit frantic thinking about all your projects! Haha! I especially love the color of your shawl, it’s gorgeous.

  • Reply Kat March 30, 2016 at 7:42 am

    Looks like you have some great spring projects planned! I love all your color choices-you’re going to have some great bright knits!

  • Reply Alina March 30, 2016 at 8:13 am

    Love your to-knit list! And I adore all the colors you chose for your projects! Looking forward to your design – it looks so light and airy!

  • Reply caffeinegirl March 30, 2016 at 10:55 am

    Rosemont is a gorgeous pattern. I’ll have to add that to my insanely long queue. I always have a plain vanilla sock going. And I’m looking forward to hear what you think about the book.

  • Reply Brittany March 30, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    I just got yarn to make the Rosemont. I also just got yarn for a Featherweight Cardigan. Yay for sweaters!

  • Reply chrisknits March 30, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    I need to make a bucket list. Oh wait, is that anything like a queue!!!! Bwahhaha! Cause I got all kinds of that.

  • Reply zeta (kalianapodi.wordpress.com) March 30, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    Great plans! Enjoy knitting!

  • Reply Amanda Dymacek March 30, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    very pretty scarf! you’re one busy bee!

  • Reply Stefanie March 30, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    Reading about you and Reed’s QT made me smile. And what terrific knitting you’ve got going on. I chuckled at how you’re already thinking about the next pattern. We knitters do love to dream about what’s next, yeah?

  • Reply Brenda March 31, 2016 at 5:20 am

    Your pink project is beautiful. Positively springy.

  • Reply Elizabeth Murphy March 31, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    I kind of like the idea of a bucket list to keep myself from getting distracted. Best of luck with your list, it sounds like a good one!

  • Reply autumngeisha March 31, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    Lots of beautiful knits on your Spring bucket list! Love the pink scarf. Such a gorgeous color and perfect for a spring knit.

  • Reply Elizabeth Acheson April 5, 2016 at 1:13 am

    Mm lovely things to knit! I always make a list, and then things pop up and I end up doing something completely different! Like you though I usually have socks on the go, in a special compartment in my car for when the little one falls asleep!

  • Reply luann mcjee May 4, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    I needed this.overwhelmed.freezer full of yarn. Containers too. Justvkeep a project with you. I luvbit. Ibhavevto cst proof things. I kerp a fully loaded mary poppins bagvin the car. Namaste

  • Reply luann mcjee May 4, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    Oh by the way. working on ponchos and t t . shirts. Knit on luann

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