So at first I was (ʃ⌣́,⌣́ƪ) debating on whether or not to partake in a fresh new year of A Year of Projects. For 2016-2017, I had felt like a failure, thinking before last Sunday (6/25) about how I had bombed on one pullover and how I’ve been avoiding another. But you know us, crafters…dreaming ꒰◍ᐡᐤᐡ◍꒱ᐝ.∗̥✩⁺˚⑅ about the next project and picking out patterns is exciting and happiness full of unicorns and rainbows. So here I am again.
Last year my list was about me. This year will be the same but with the new addition of crochet. I won’t be including socks for 2017-2018 as I am already a part of the monthly Once Upon a Sock. I know there are others whose lists will contain other crafts that don’t use yarn, but I don’t plan to. I like to keep it neat and tidy and doing so enables me to blog more often during the week. That’s just how I roll.
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*rubs hands in glee* Alrighty then, the list!
WIP’s to Deal with and Finish
- From Another Place Crop Top by Leah Coccari-Smith – Rip out ribbing in sleeves and in v-neckline & reknit for better fit.
- Idlewood by Cecily Glowik MacDonald – Poll time! (see after the list)
- Pioneer Girl by Susan B. Anderson – I’m ~( ~´･_･`)~ having doubts; in my mind, it would have looked awesome to have the garter stitch body in the speckled neons and then a dramatic black lace edging but now I am uncertain – Is it going to look funny and that black edging out of place? Maybe I should poll.
- Circle to Square Granny Square Tutorial by Just Be Crafty – I have always wanted to crochet a traditional granny square blanket and I’d like one for our living room to go with our Hawaiian theme.
- Cowgirl Cowl by Pam Powers – I love the tassel! *imagines the genie and the flying rug high-fiving*
- Knotted Headband by Stephanie Jessica Lau – My first one is raggedy so I need a new one.
- Triple Luxe Headband by Stephanie Jessica Lau – I love rockin’ headbands in public.
- Primrose Ascot by Pam Powers – I’ve always wanted to make this.
- Strawberry Cake Scarf by Twinkie Chan – Something fun; I like her bacon and eggs scarf but brown and yellow are a bit boring.
- Affinity by Louise Zass-Bangham – I want to use some crazy fingering.
- Beach House by Teresa Gregorio – It’s hot in the east bay and I need more coverage over my ribbed tanks.
- What’s Love Top by Wool and the Gang – Hot weather, modest, cool coverage
Alright ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to vote your two cents! You got two polls to let me know your opinions.
No matter what, I will be frogging what there is of Idle-Plummy-Wood. Here are the striping options (I PM’d each knitter to get her permission to use her photo.) mentioned in the last three choices of the poll:
(Each photo’s description below is linked to its project page.)
- Jean’s Using Up Some of My Yarn Brick – I liked how she had striped the top after the raglan increases and then made her sweater solid below.
- Louise’s Stripy Brick – I thought it was cool how she used Fibonacci numbers to determine her rounds of striping.
- Kristin’s Miss Winter Sailor Sweater – I liked the simplicity of her traditional striping.
I’m feeling really tempted to frog what I have of Edginess. I am bummed at thinking of all that work gone, but if I don’t feel happy with the end results, I won’t make use of it. Click here to see to see Susan B. Anderson’s photos of the pattern (Pioneer Girl).
Voting is open for until Saturday (7/8) of next week. Have fun clicking your two cents. Have a good Sunday and TTYL.