Many of us are caught up in holiday knitting/crocheting. That’s okay but in a few short weeks, the holiday season will be gone. So I thought it would be worth deciding what I may still do before I turn my thoughts to spring time projects. Like other businesses there will probably be after holiday sales from your favorite online craft supply sources and it’s a great time to support your LYS at a time when their sales may be slow. With the pressure off you may get to those projects that you wanted to before holiday madness took over. So when you can, jot down what’s next in your queue and put it aside. It will be waiting for you after the new year.
Busy week. Lots of Turkey, good company, Zumba! What more could I ask for? I actually made some progress on my shrug and now I am rethinking my deadline (tonight) because I think I can finish it this week and then work like crazy on my grand daughters sweater. Living on the crafting edge.
Anyway I hope that you all had a good weekend. Just reminded me how much I love my family, friends and my yarn! Be good to yourself this evening and I’ll be in touch tomorrow.
So I have told you that this is my favorite knitting magazine before. The newest issue has the most beautiful jacket (New Year sparkle jacket, page 66) made with a sequined yarn by Lucci Yarns described as LucaTape in the colorway #14 Telluride. The yarn is tan/silver/brown with sequins. I really want to make this jacket. With the yarn shown, the jacket will cost anywhere from $225.00 to $300.00 but it is gorgeous.
If you have visited any department stores lately you know that to get a dressy jacket like this you will probably be spending a bit so why not make it yourself? This could be a holiday treat If you can find it in your budget I believe that you’ll like this one. If the yarn isn’t in your budget we have talked this week about substituting a less expensive alternative and still getting the desired result. Happy knitting!
So what did I learn this week? I learned that after looking at numerous magazines and websites that I am not interested in more “traditional” knit or crochet patterns. When I see older or classic patterns the only thought that comes to mind is old-fashioned. It is the same thing I think about a lot of cable, intarsia and fair isle patterns that I come across. I like a more modern look. That doesn’t mean that you can’t do these things and have a modern outcome. Just my opinion anyway.
Not a lot of progress on the shrug this week but I am giving myself about a week to finish because I have to get back to my grand daughters sweater and finish it by Christmas. Additional holiday knitting is getting more and more remote. I have not promised anyone because I don’t need the pressure. I did however have delusions of making several hats and at least one more cowl before the end of December. Don’t see that happening.
My last observation for the week comes from my visit to the mall today. I went to spend my birthday gift cards. Got a few nice items and enjoyed looking at all the really expensive clothes. Anyway I now find it impossible to buy things like hats, gloves, sweaters or vests that I could knit or crochet. Now it doesn’t matter that I don’t have the time to hand make these items, my mind just won’t let me buy them. I look and think OMG, I could make that. Shopping is definitely a different experience for me now.
Have a good evening