Wednesday, January 09, 2013

The Year of the Craft Destash

Each year I declare my knitting goal. This year I decided why limit the goal to knitting? Over Christmas I cleaned our craft/computer room and found 3 bins of fabric, I have a stash of beads, cross-stitch projects from 15 years ago and I recently took up chain maille. During the cleaning, I discovered, my crafting supplies abound.

Originally, I considering a goal of 10,000 yards of yarn in one year, but I realized my desire to knit is waning. Pinterest tempts me to garden and embroider and sew. Since I have plenty of supplies for embroidery and sewing, why not?

Time to start planning projects.

Friday, December 30, 2011

2012 - "The Year of Color Knitting"

It's time to declare the theme for 2012 knitting. Adrienne gave me a wonderful fair isle book for Christmas - Norwegian Patterns for Knitting. So many wonderful patterns. Lovely sweaters, but I'm really interested the mittens or the hats. 2012 is "The Year of Color Knitting."

My first fair isle for 2012 is going to be a scarf based on the Norwegian Snowflake Scarf I made for my friend Jill. I'm looking for a project for my two skeins of Knitpicks Chroma yarn.