End of the Year Clean-up

It’s still November, but I’m already thinking about next year!  It’s a good time to plan what goals and habits I would like to start for next year.

For me, that means cleaning up my yarn shelf and taking stock of what I have and what I need to do.  So many odds and ends, so many plans, but no action taken.  I love doing Will Work For Yarn (WWFY) swaps but I definitely need to stop doing them because I just add to my stash without using what I have.

I’m making a list of small projects I can do in between my big projects and letting that be like my WWFY projects.  I think the biggest appeal of the swap is that I’m not knitting for myself and I have a deadline.  But perhaps having small projects to break up my big ones will be good for me.

At any rate, I’m looking forward to some big life changes next year, so it’s really not a good time to be swapping!

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Can’t Stop Spinning

I’ve been on a spinning kick.  If you follow my Instagram, you know what I’m talking about…

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Doesn’t it look totally different from skein to cake?  I love CorgiHillFarm‘s lovely gradients.  This one is called Podcasts are Dreams and I have one more braid to spin up.

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This one is called Be Still My Heart, also by the lovely CorgiHillFarm.  I still can’t get over how fitting the name is.  I’m spinning this for a friend’s shawl and said friend is getting married!  Look at how the silk shines in the flash.  And the colors are so much fun!  I can’t wait to see how it progresses.

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Spin, spin

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I’ve gone back to spinning! Unfortunately, it’s the summer months, so I try to spin when it’s cooler, otherwise my hands get all sweaty. I can’t wait to see how the yarn turns out, especially considering I was on and off with this project. I almost had to relearn how to spin, because my muscle memory was pretty much gone.

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From Instagram to WordPress

In an effort to blog more, I’ve connected my Instagram to my blog… should make it easier to blog. Yay

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I’m also trying to finish this spinning project. A little bit everyday and it’ll get done, right?

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It’s been awhile. ..

It’s been a long time, blog.  And it coincides with my work getting hectic.  Even my crafting has suffered.  I knitted 600 yds in April, but only 200 in May, yikes!  Before that was in the 1000s!

Fear not, crafting still happened.  I did a second coop…


…organized my stash on Ravelry and in my room (plus gave most of them projects)…


… and signed up for another Will Work for Yarn project.  Fun fingerless gloves!


I think I’ve been keeping busy, don’t you?

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Comfy Heathers Coop

I completed my first coop this past week.  It was a lot of fun working on the yarn and seeing the different colors.  I think I just enjoy working with yarn even if I don’t keep the final product.


I started 2 weeks ago.  There were 16 colors and I had 3 10g skeins and 3 5g skeins.


Another person also wanted a single yard.  Here are all of them together.  It’s so wonderfully colorful, isn’t it?


These are the colors in alphabetical order. The 1 yard is so cute.  I love it so much.


Here is the 5g together.


These are the 10g, slightly bigger.  I loved making the skeins and the colors are just amazing.  I wish there was a proper yellow to go along with it, though.

I’m doing a second round with 2 15g and 2 10g.  Perhaps I’ll do a 3rd? Haha. Which size did you like best?

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Browsing Stitch Dictionaries

One of the most enjoyable aspects of knitting or crocheting, for me at least, planning what to do next.  Lots of people talk about how they love how meditative it is to knit or crochet.  Not me!  I actually find the process boring.


Yay, tabs!  Let me show you a few things I want to swatch.


Mm, cables.


And colorwork?!  I usually stay far away from colorwork because it slows me down, but I have some fun ideas.  I can’t wait to get started.

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