Today is the last day of Knit Crochet Blog Week, hosted by Eskimimimakes blog. The topic of the day is Looking Forward–where do I hope my crafting will take me in the next year?
Overall goal: I want to find ways to stuff fiber into every nook and cranny of my life. Almost nothing makes me happier.
1) I’d like to tackle color work, preferably with a Fair Isle pattern.
I just love this Fair Isle sleeveless hoody on the cover of Fearless Fair Isle Knitting. It seems irreverent somehow, as if Fair Isle is “supposed” to be used a certain way, and this pattern is thumbing its nose at those notions. I’m a sucker for irreverent patterns.
2) I’d like to knit something with this lovely red Blackwater Abbey yarn my mother gave me. It’s gorgeous, crunchy wool that screams to be knit into something with intricate cables.
I keep returning to a few patterns over and over.
3) I’d like to knit more projects with my hand spun. I keep a special drawer in my yarn storage area just for the products of my hand spinning. If I don’t do something in the next few months, that drawer is going to erupt like Mount Vesuvius. If my obituary says something about death by smothering, you’ll know why.
Side note: I was working on this post yesterday and very nearly posted something extremely grouchy. Don’t blog while grouchy. It’s like drunk goggles, if the goggles were lined with scratchy, itchy wool. Nothing good can come of it. Plus, everyone will know you’re grouchy and that will make you even grouchier.