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Happy New Year!

It’s been a while hasn’t it? *looks at last post date* *winces* So I’m back, I have some ideas and we’ll see where this blog goes in the next few weeks/months.

But first Happy New Year!

Heres hoping for a great 2019 for everyone!

Another January Down

Another January is making its way out the door and another set of 31-ish posts is done.  And while not 100% successful it did remind me what I like about blogging and why I do want to get better at updating again.

Some kind of schedule would be good. Maybe at least one post a month; that isn’t a shop update. If I can do ~31posts I can do a handful or so per month.

Plus it is a way to get me thinking and crafting more.  And a way of just putting thoughts out there. So as February rolls in and I’m thinking about how I want the next month and the next few months  to be. And lots of what I have mentioned here comes to mind. So this seems like a good place to track how things are going.

Ommegang in Progress

It’s a very slowly finishing WIP.

I’m about halfway through the first rounds of decreasing for the yoke and getting excited about finishing this sweater. I’m still on the fence about making the turtleneck but haven’t really come up with an alternative neckline yet.

You’d think after two years I’d know how to finish this sweater. Maybe a cowl neck? Things to ponder for the next week or so as I near the end of the line.

First FOs of the year!

I have some finished projects! They are iterations of the same project but hey they are done!

The red one was the pattern Drej available for free on Ravelry.

The blue was mostly me making it up. I also made it in black. It was the first time I’ve used my size 13 needles in…possibly ever.

Both versions were just some simple knitting. I’ve wrapped these up and next up is to finish Ommegang!

Something New in Progress

So this WIPW I’m looking at something really new. Or moderately new.

I’ve picked up a dotted journal and my plan is to use it to keep track of things throughout the year. I say moderately new because I always tend to have a notebook on the go and jot things down but for the most part things like that tend to be show prep, and the like.

I’m still working out layouts, and plans but I’ve added a page filled with WIPs by category and general goals. The plan is to take advantage of things like the table of contents and page numbers and start sorting things.

I’ve never kept a notebook like this, and I’m avoiding the term bullet journal as I doubt I will keep track day to day. But themes? Themes I can do. Other than my WIPs I have notions of what I want to do and my thought is I can update, elaborate, clarify, and expand on the go.

Like I’ve been thinking making a set number of different items a month, like five project bags a month or 20 pairs of skein earrings.

But I would not like the same thing on stitch markers for example. As it’s hard to say when I will have new ideas and when new supplies will come in handy. So I’ll continue to work on this notebook in progress and see where the next few months takes me. So if someone has something fun that I can add to this endeavor that will help my success let me know.

Look at my booth

And so begins the long yarn weekend.

The booth is set up. The markers are out. The knitters are coming. Friday night is always a good start to the show. A shorter day and, I can grab something useful from home that was forgotten or unexpectedly needed.

Also the Starbucks charms were gone so fast. So fast. 20 minutes for 80% to be sold. Message received more Starbucks next time.

I’m looking forward to the rest of the weekend, seeing everyone and getting some shopping in. Come say hi in Booth 117 on the 5th floor.

The single skein dilemma

So I have a plan, to start working through my stash. Start knitting sweaters, work on socks, sew, and generally all around craft. Where i still hit a wall though ate those single skeins of not sock yarn.

You know the ones, a pretty single ply, a yak blend, an exclusive colorway, vacation yarn. Things that need to be made into “something special”. What that something special is I don’t know yet. But as I wander through my stash, which could really use an organizing, I keep finding more and more of these special skeins.

I’ve made a lot of shawls in my time, and while I love them, Tend to only wear my color affection and one or two others, not counting special occasion shawls made for a wedding and put aside.  I do want to make another massive three color shawl, but it seems I dyed the yarn for that one…

Its also winter, so I will likely think of accessories I want to make or replace. And while I rarely buy a single skein of worsted. Some skeins do exist in the stash to be used.  Perhaps I shall spend Monday both relaxing after VKL and working through the stash. I need to update what I have somewhere.