Starting Anew

It’s been a really long time. Everything fell by the wayside after I got a full time job and didn’t have time to design anymore. Now it’s still the middle of the pandemic, I don’t have a job but I do have a baby (which is even more time consuming than a job) and here I am, dreaming of knitting, art, and even designing a bit.

Something about knitting just scratches the itch in the planner in me. Yes, most times it’s hard to execute the plan, but planning it out is more than half the fun! So now I plan and dream during contact naps with the baby.

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The other baby in the house that wants to contact nap with me.

The blog will also be a space for my project pages. With everything that happened with Ravelry at the beginning of the pandemic, I also want a space of my own to digitally save my work. I will continue to use Ravelry but it’s nice to have my own space too.

So here’s to 2022! There won’t be posts in a schedule, but they’ll come when I’ve finished something or am just musing about fiber arts. Thanks for coming along for the ride!

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Sunny Spread is almost done!

I recently finished crocheting all my squares and now am in the process of stitching the last ones together and working on the edge.

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It feels weird to know I won’t have another square to make. It took me more than 2 years to get to this point but I’m almost at the end!

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Fortunately I have many big projects planned to fill that gaping hole. But first, finish this sucker!

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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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