In the ongoing reorganization of all things crafty in my house, I found several languishing projects that needed to be prioritized for finishing. Sometimes the best way to hold myself accountable is to post it here, out in the open for all to see.
This gives me the perfect opportunity to update my “Make Nine in 2018” goals. I have replaced some items from my original plan.
- Alabama Chanin-style t-shirt – neck and arm binding and some seam stitching are all that stand between me and a new top! A question for all you experienced Alabama Chanin girls…
should I cut out the insides of the stars or do I leave them as they are?
- Laura Aylor’s End of Summer MKAL from last year…seems appropriate to finish it, right?
- Strokkur… sleeves and yoke to go…This would be a lovely addition to my cooler weather wardrobe, so it is moving back into the rotation!
- Autumn Forest – I am not to the half way point yet, but this is a nice semi-mindless and portable knit!
- Two more Esme Tunics… one flannel and one with bell-sleeves!
- Another Uniform Top
- Tegna is underway and I am almost done with the lace portion!
Sadly, this is not the entire list of things I have languishing but, these are the things that I have prioritized for finishing! The others I am pondering…do they stay, or do they go!
I also realize this looks like I have made nothing from my first “make nine” collage… I have made oodles of Esme Tunics and Tops… and I love them so much, they are like my uniform! So, an updated with some knits switched out for the following reasons… I foolishly put 2 items on my list that required me to spin the yarn in order to then knit. I am so out of practice with spinning and I don’t think a sweater spin is the place to work out those kinks. Consistency and all that being important in sweater knitting… so they have moved off the list to be replaced by things that I want to finish.
Last week, Karen shared some great inspiration for completing things. I am taking a page from her and setting aside time each day to work on this list until it is complete.
What are you making today? Do you have a “must finish” list before the season changes?
I didn’t make a list of projects to finish over the course of the year because I know how fickle I am and how quickly my priorities change. I’d really like to start a new sweater right now, but I’ve got some design commissions that have to take priority at the moment and I know I can’t let myself get distracted. If only I didn’t have this pesky thing called work taking up all my time!
If I get one or two more things done this year (for a total of four (or three)), it will be a miracle! I am having fun, not worried about production and putting a lot of time into creating a delightful furry companion. You’re doing well on your nine! WOW!
It’s a good idea to assess, reconsider, and update goals (of all kinds); yours look great! I’m not sure I’ll have time to knit today as it’s a really busy day, but one thing I’ll be making today is a trip to the post office to send out blanket yarn!
I kind of do have a “must finish”. I’m working on a pair of socks that are a summery color. I’d like to have them finished by Sept. 1 and start on something a bit more autumnal.
Good luck with your Make 9 list.
Oh, wow, I love that AC piece!! The stars are very subtle… what’s the underlayer? If it were mine, I’d probably cut — I like texture. And, weirdly enough, I think they’re so subtle that they’re drawing attention away from Lady Liberty! For me, I feel like I had to take a second to look and figure it out… “Oh, they’re stars!” If they’re cut, the design intention might be a bit more obvious (i.e., no thinking about it). Can’t wait to see what you do!
I am with you on Esme being my uniform! and I LOVE that you are going to make the bell sleeves! I’m still tweaking the Uniform and hope that try #2 gives me a repeatable pattern … also, pants! and gah! two more cardigans … thank goodness the season doesn’t change here for a while 😉
My vote: leave the stars as they are! Beautiful lady Liberty
Organizing and setting a deadline are the key for me to finish something. That said, I’m a process knitter these days, and just do whatever project inspires me in the moment.
yay for a lot of in progress projects! I am down to two projects with a third just started so I do not consider it languishing as of yet. I’m seriously thinking of frogging my son’s blanket and starting again with a tried and true pattern that does not disappoint….still thinking so I haven’t acted.
Do I have a list?! U R durn tootin” and my #1 item on the list is to “purge” and be more realistic…I am, after all, not “Wonder Woman!” So, I’m working on it…
Kudos to you for your “fresh and new approach!”
No list…but I am working very hard on one.thing.at.a.time. 🙂 Doing all that I can to avoid the shiny objects. I love all of the things you’ve got going there…and I vote cut the stars.