I love a basket of yarn!
My TO MAKE list has changed shape since I last reviewed it on the 6th of January. I thought it was a good idea to add some structure to the order I want to make things in, taking into account the change of season.
This nice, neatly ordered plan went swiftly in the bin when it came to selecting my next project. You see even though I have a nice neat TO MAKE list, I may not be inspired to make the next thing on it. I might still need to work out what i'm in the mood to make at the time.
And you would think that with such a long list I would be inspired by a few, eh? Well no, nope, not at all. In fact I sat in my craft room um'ing and ahh'ing for a good 45 minutes! Taking a project bag out it's storage box, stroking the yarn for 5 minutes then putting it back. Deciding that the pattern I chose for my cardigan isn't quite right and I need to look again. Thinking that I really must get Stuart to choose a pattern and colour for his jumper/cardigan so I can buy the yarn. Wondering if making lap blankets is the best use of yarn after all.
Oh the messy ponderings of a yarn crafter. Anyway here is what the list looks like now. Did you notice I added one two things at the bottom!
Lap blanket - in Debbie Bliss and Rowan hand knit cotton. The pattern for this is from an out of print book, and is beautiful knitted squares with cable detail and intarsia. Had the yarn for ages!! Lots of learning on this blanket! ON THE NEEDLES
Beanie/hat - For me using what's left of my merino/possum blend New Zealand yarn. Using this pattern inspired by the one Soulemama made with yarn from her own sheep. (How frickin cool is that!) (have yarn, need a short circular needle)
Cardigan/Jumper for darling husband - Looking for a pattern on Brooklyn Tweed. I am longing to use their beautiful yarns. (need to buy yarn and pattern)
Granny poncho - in Scheepjes invicta extra. Going to make this poncho with squares, just need to find the right square. (have yarn)
Lap blanket - stylish squares pattern in Debbie Bliss baby cash yarn, dark grey. (have yarn)
Lap Blanket - Willow block from Jan Eatons 200 crochet blocks book in Origins Lait yarn. (have yarn)
Yolk pleat top - this one from Debbie Bliss. I have done it in pink and have the yarn to do a grey one. (have yarn)
Pebble Beach shawl - In yellow, for me, for summer. (have yarn)
Cardigan - Artesano Alpaca yarn, looking at this pattern. (have yarn)
Little Cotton Rabbits - I bought the boy cat pattern. (need yarn, although I have so many odds that i'm sure I have everything I need!)
Posie Gets Cosy rabbit - From kit which I bought a few years back. (have everything to make this)
Besides dear husbands cardigan/jumper, I really don't need to buy yarn for at least a year. Shit did I just say that out loud!
I've created a page (see the side bar) to keep a running list of projects completed (but not necessarily started) in 2016. I love to see FINISHED next to a project but I really can't keep them on my TO MAKE list. And it's going to be a great reference at the end of the year.