I’m not going to lie, I have a pretty big yarn stash. Oh, you do too? Sweet! I’m not alone 🙂
Because I’m going to be moving again in May (who knows whereto, I still need to work that out…by finding a real job…) I want to cut down on the stuff that I’m going to be moving. One of the ways to do this is to cut down on my yarn stash.
My plan for 2011 is to not buy any new yarn unless I have a very specific project in mind and will be starting on it immediately (ie, a custom order, birthday and holiday gifts, etc). I will also continue to knit as much as possible, because, clearly, it won’t diminish if I don’t use it, right?
Who’s with me? Anyone want to tackle their own version of this mighty beast?
I was thinking the other day about all of the knitting I want to do in 2011.
I want to knit sweaters for each of my family members (excluding my mom, she already has one from me haha, sorry mom! I’ll make you another someday!) for their birthdays or something.
I want to knit my brand new nephew a Christmas stocking so he has a special handmade one for next year.
I want to knit a Christmas present every month and stash them away in my “Gifts” Box (doesn’t everyone have one of these on the shelf in their closet next to spare sheets and old bags?)
I have so many designs swimming around in my head that I want to knit up and write patterns for I could fill up an entire library
But with all of the other things that will change in my life (namely the fact that I will be graduating from college in May) I’m not sure how I can get it all done. So my question to you is:
How do you organize knitting projects that you want to undertake?
Do you write a long list and just add and add and add to it as new things come up, crossing off others as they are completed? Do you use the Favorites or Queue features in Ravelry? Do you even organize projects at all or just knit what comes to you when it comes to you?
Remember that super slouchy beanie I made as a custom order? I love it so much I’m making another for myself and figured that you’d all love it too so I’ve written up the pattern for it and will be releasing it for free to the public just as soon as its been test knitted.
How do you join the fun? Check out the discussion in my group on Ravelry!
Granted, I only have two projects on needles right now that need to be done as Christmas gifts, a little sweater for my nephew which needs to be done by Thursday (that’s tomorrow, in case you were wondering) and another present that should be done next week sometime (so there’s not really a crazy rush on that one).
Wanna see how far along on the sweater I am? I thought so.
I started this guy Monday afternoon and only got a few rows done. Yesterday most of what you see here happened in between having fun with my momma.
I’m loosely following the Easy Baby Sweater pattern by Diane Soucy. Loosely in the sense that I’m using larger yarn and needles than the pattern calls for and am still trying to knit a size between the newborn and 6 months. So far so good.
I get to see my nephew tomorrow for lunch and want to be able to hand over the sweater to his parents and maybe coerce them into putting it on him so i can sneak a few photos…? Maybe?
The semester has finally ended and you know what that means? Tons of knitting time!
This little bag of blue odds and ends was knit up into a beanie within only a few hours yesterday for my roommate. I’m pretty sure she doesn’t read my blog…but if she does, Spoiler Alert! She has a gray beanie that she wears and mentioned a few weeks ago that originally she was looking for the blue version, so I went ahead and made her a blue version 🙂
And this custom order was completed a few days ago for a friend and let me just say, it was hard to let go of, I love it so much! I am definitely making one for myself.
I’ve got a few more projects on needles, but no decent photos since it was so dark last night, hopefully I’ll get some today and I can share more with you 🙂
On Monday I launched my first ever Ravelry Giveaway in my group! If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out 🙂 You could win this gorgeous stuff:
Plus some surprise gifties that will come in the package to the winner! There are a multitude of ways to enter, but the giveaway ends on December 7th at midnight (next Tuesday) and I will be drawing the winner on Wednesday.