A new year – a new knitting plan: Knit the Stash – three days into the year and not a yarn purchase has been made. LOL Tho I do need to order some needles.
On the needles – Art Deco – which I started New Year’s Eve. It’s coming along nicely and I’m anxious to get to the next section because it adds in more of the green mohair. If you made Dreambird – this one is easier tho if you drop a stitch it’s harder to rip back to a certain point and redo than Dreambird was (yes personal experience speaking here).
In addition to approaching the yarn purchasing/usage differently this year – I’m also going to try approaching just how many projects I have going at any given time differently too. We’ll see if that one really works tho. I really really want to cast on a CustomFit sweater pattern I have at the ready but…. there are other projects that I really should finish first.
(1) Art Deco – tho I’m not in a hurry to finish it and it has to be an at home project because of the line by line stitch counts – hard to mark those rows off on the bus. This one will probably continue to be worked around whatever other projects I might have going.
(2) My Racing Raindrops beaded scarf for the Loopy Challenge – that has a deadline of either January or February but I’d like to finish it by the end of January deadline and it’s over half done. But I need to put Art Deco on different needles to temporarily hold it since the needles in Art Deco I pulled from Racing Raindrops (hence the need to order more needles in that size since it’s a size I use quite frequently and none of my other sets go small enough).
(4) My Greta vest is only inches of simple knitting away from being done so I really want to finish that before starting the sweater.
Okay – I think I’ve talked myself down from grabbing the sweater yarn and casting it on tonight but every time I walk past my swatch of Wollmeise for that project and see the neat rows and feel the softness, I really want to start it. LOL
There’s also an active pair of socks in progress that I’m working on (my bus knitting). I turned the heel on the first sock yesterday so am working on the gusset decreases. The yarn for the socks is so pretty I’m really wishing I had more of it in my stash but NO! we will not go there! 😉
I did, however, find a “box of fun” of a different type awaiting me last night from Hoffman Fabrics – a wonderful holiday gift from the woman I work with in doing their quilt designs – she takes such great care of me!
All kinds of precut batiks – packets of 10″ squares(Bali Crackers), packet of 5″ squares (Bali Snaps) — I can’t wait to flip through all these. And I’m rethinking the fabrics I might want to use for the version of the mystery quilt I will be making — I may be able to use some of these for that but will have to think on it a bit.
And then there was this tin in the box — absolutely love the red and white quilt design on it – how perfect – and it’s filled with the hugest Lebkuchen cookies – almond topped and chocolate covered gingerbread – thick and chewy (and huge cookies!). 🙂 And that holly fabric behind the tin – that was the”wrapping paper” tied with a ribbon around the tin. One of my favorite Hoffman holly prints with silver glitz in it. It’s puddled around the bottom of my little Christmas tree as a skirt.
Well I think I’ll go switch the needles back to Racing Raindrops and work towards getting that one finished.