Maybe I have a short attention span for crafting, or perhaps I just like to have many plates spinning at once, but on any given day I have multiple craft projects in the works. Sometimes it gets to the point where I have so many things going on, that I don’t know if I will ever finish even one project. I am sharing the WIPs with you today, partly so you can see them, but also to motivate me to not forget about them. I will try to post a finish goal for each one – maybe that will help me stay on track 🙂
Here are a few things I am working on currently:
Spring time Amigurumi Swap – I cannot post pictures of this until my partner receives the package (don’t want to spoil the fun of the surprise). I have used a pattern I found on ravelry, as well as made my own pattern. I will definitely post pics and more info about this one later.
African Violet blanket – so far I have 60 flowers made. I have decided to make 60 more, in order for the blanket to be big enough. I am really excited about this blanket because of the colors and because of the pattern. I like that you join them as you go and that you don’t whip stitch the hexagons together in the end. Hope to have this finished mid-summer.
Snow Owl – I finished his head, but then got a couple of special orders, so put him aside. I would like to have him finished this weekend.
Until recently I had only worked with worsted and sport weight yarns that I liked. I have tried a few textured yarns, but with very mixed results. I have been wanting to experiment with bulky weights for a while now, so when JoAnn was having a sale on Lion Brand Hometown USA, I decided to buy a few skeins and see what I think. I have been trying to figure out how it works, the feel, the gauge, how quickly I can work something up, etc. Here are my bulky yarn projects in the works:
Bulky yarn baby hats – Working not only on the hats, but also on writing my own pattern for the baby hats using this thick, soft yarn. Eventually, they will be animal hats as well. Right now, I am just working on the shape and sizes.
Bulky yarn hex blanket – I like the hexagon motif. It is more involved than a granny square, but just as easy once you figure it out. These ones are from attic24‘s tutorial. I like again how they are join as you go.
Pattern writing – Finally, I have been experimenting with pattern writing, so that I can go back and make something again. It is all well and good to make something really cute. What happens when I want to give it to more than one person? Or what if I sell more than one? I need to start keeping notes of how I make things so that they can be duplicated in the future. Hopefully, I will post some patterns here soon in the future 🙂
So there you have it. My current project list, my WIPs. Hopefully now I will be more motivated to finish some of them. Then I can begin to tackle the “crochet to-do” list 🙂