Sunday, 21 February 2016

Make a List...

Isn't February flying by!  As usual I've set myself so many goals and targets, I'll be lucky if I get even half of them done.  I have so many knitting and crocheting projects on the go now that I need to stop creating new projects and concentrate on getting some finished.

So, obviously the first thing you do in this situation is draw up a list (I love lists).  I've split all the wips into three groups: short term, medium term and long term.  I maybe should have a fourth group called open ended but I'm not too worried about the long term projects at the moment.


For the medium term projects, shown in the baskets and bags above and taking up a significant amount of space in the living room, I have -
Eve's Fair Isle cardigan,
Grey cardigan for me,
Hansel Hap,
Leftie shawl,
Granny Square bag,
Aran Sophie blanket.

The last one is something I started earlier this week.  It's the Sophie's Universe blanket that I made last year, but using up my leftovers of Aran weight yarn.  It'll be a modified version, as there isn't that much yarn to work with.

So I'm hoping to get maybe two of these finished during the course of the next week - although I haven't decided which two to work on yet, so I'm flitting from one to another at the moment until I decide (which probably means that I won't get any of them finished!)

In the short term category I only have one project and that's my February socks.  I've been using my new basket for this project.


I've been asked by a number of you for instructions on how I make my basket liners, so I'll write up some notes and share them with you shortly.  But back to the socks, and at last  I have something finished to show you.


They are just plain vanilla socks, cuff down, using Regia 4 ply.

I love the colours, they remind me of the rows of lipstick testers on the cosmetics counter.

Full details of this project can be found on my Ravelry project page, here.

So now I'm going to sit down and work out which other projects I want to concentrate on and hopefully finish - before I get tempted to start something new!

15 comments:

  1. You are going to be very busy my friend. Love you finished socks and I would appreciate the pattern on how to make the basket liner, it would be a fun project.
    Hugs to you,
    Meredith

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    1. Thank you Meredith, I'll get to work on writing the notes for the basket liner.

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  2. Well if your weather is anything like mine you won't be going out for a walk you'll get blow away - so sit back, good film, cuppa, biscuits, crafting and relax :) x

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    1. Great idea. It's very windy here too.

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  3. mmmm....loads of yummy yarn. Love those stripey socks. I love home made socks. 6 w.i.p.'s ...up till now, ha ha. That basket is so cute.Just right for little projects. I'm just starting another 2 of your Sunny Days coasters( done 2) Thank you for your pattern.

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  4. Lovely socks Janet, I'm hoping to get a pair at least cast on before the end of the month. I love lists too and I like your idea of short medium and long term projects, trouble is I sometimes need to stop what I'm making because I get an urgent charity request and all my projects seem to end up long term anyway. Looking forward to seeing what you decide to work on. :) xx

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    1. Thank you Linda. I look forward to seeing your socks.

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  5. The basket liner is adorable! And I love the socks. I just started my very first pair of knitted socks last night. I'm not sure how I feel about sock knitting yet. It seems to go so slow. I'm not going to make any final judgment on what I think until I complete the first one. I just really love the idea of making my own knitted socks, so I really do hope that the process is enjoyable.

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    1. I hope you do enjoy your sock knitting. There are so many lovely sock patterns and such an amazing range of sock yarns, it's easy to get addicted.

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  6. February just flew by! Love your socks. I have a wip group called "hibernating". Don't know when (or if) I will see them again :)

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    1. Thanks Lynne. I love the idea of having hibernating projects, they're not forgotten - just resting!

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  7. You are certainly going to be a very busy lady with so many projects on the go. I am a great fan of a list too.

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