Welcome to my first post for YoP 6. Many of the lovely folks in this group have been fussing with their lists for the coming year. Each year I have done my list a different way and each year I have enjoyed the way I have done it. This year, I have combined the way I have done lists in the past. I have chosen definite patterns for definite yarn and yet, I have left myself open to some 'spur of the moment' knitting too.
I have made project backs for all of the patterns I have picked out. Each 'bag' has the yarn and the pattern tucked neatly into it so I can grab and go. It looks like this:
The name of the project is written on the outside of each bag too. I really wanted to be very organized this year in hopes of actually completing many items.
Here is a look at what I am planning on accomplishing over the next 52 weeks.
Seamless Cable Booties
Corner to Corner blanket
Celtic Denim Sock
Hermiones Everyday Socks
Spring Tulips Socks
Dive In Shawl
Log Cabin Afghan
Corner 2 Corner baby blanket
4 Azel (Matching sets for 2 mother/daughter teams)
6-12 of them, varying patterns
Other Items for the Year:
Try something new for me in knitting
Photos of completed projects
Give myself the right to change (add/delete) this list as needed
So there you have it..........................Not sure how far I will get with this list. It is really not all that daunting yet, when I look at it I get a bit overwhelmed.
Ok, I do have a bit of a funny/sad note to tell you about. Hubby's Socks that I have been working on for almost 2 months now. Last time I told you, I had allowed him to pick out the pattern for the leg. He had picked out a parallelogram for me to do. It was a bugger of a pattern with lots of cross overs and changing directions of said cross overs. Last night, I decided I needed him to try on the sock to see how much farther I needed to knit. He could not get the sock over his heel/ankle area. The pattern he picked, gave no amount of stretch at all because of all the cross overs. It had taken the entire week for me to complete 41 of the 49 rows of the pattern. So last night at midnight, I sat and ripped out all of those rows and informed him, 'It is going to be a ribbed top, period no questions, no comments'. So once again, the socks are sitting in the WIP basket when they would have been a FO for the beginning of this year. DRAT!
I am also looking for a program for my computer to work with my photos. I have windows 10 and it seems the programs/software I had purchased in the past no longer is compatible with that edition of Windows. If any of you know of a great program/software, please let me know. I am not a world class photographer so the program/software doesn't need to be anything fancy or expensive. I want to be able to make slide shows, collages, upload videos etc.
I do have a lot more to talk about, but this is already long enough. So follow my blog as I will be updating and blogging throughout the week. I love blogging and don't see why I should only do a Sunday update. Life happens all week long and this way my Sunday updates won't be so long either. Win Win for all of us!
Until next time..................Happy Crafting!