Monday, May 17, 2010

Challenges and Progress

It's been a while since I blogged but the Challenge I gave myself is very alive and well. See I have yarn all over my house in boxes, totes, baskets and drawers. So I decided to think about my gift knitting/crocheting for this coming Christmas and thought if I could just get rid of what is in my drawer that would be a very good start to decluttering and to having some other options for gift giving. This is what my drawer looks like today and I will report the changes on a bi-weekly basis Yes holding myself accountable is important to me and this time my Mojo is working so we'll see the progress......just hope my Mojo holds out.


Here are a few of the projects that have come out of that drawer over the past month. First there is the Shipwrecked Scarf that will have a matching hat I have to add that the pattern for the scarf comes from Scaves a Knitters Dozen and is called Colorshift. For those of you that sew this pattern has become my TNT (tried and true) pattern that is quick efficent and easy to work up the yarn does all the work. I would really like to sell the hat pattern and I'm about halfway through it so if you are interested in test knitting please leave a comment as I am working it into a PDF file and should be good to go in the next 2 weeks. This is made from Yarn Love's Anne Shirley in colorway Shipwrecked hence the name of the hat and scarf set.

Then we have the Golden Sun Scarf also made from the Colorshift pattern using Malabrigo's Silkey Merino in colorway Sand after blocking this yarn has a beautiful drape and I will definitely be ordering more from Eat.Sleep.Knit if you haven't checked out this online store you are missing something special. Please visit from the link on my sidebar and enjoy. Her prices are very reasonable.

The next project to come out of the drawer is the Abstract Leaves Cowl knit from KnitPicks Essential Wine kettle hand-dyed yarn and I have to say I really love the subtle variations in colors as this was worked up. The one thing I have to learn is that with lace you don't need to knit tight as lace comes out in the blocking know while your knitting it.

I also have some sewing projects that I will be sharing in the upcoming posts so stay tuned and stay Creative!!!

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