Crochet · Knitting & Yarn

What’s on my needles | My Self Imposed Yarn Embargo and UFOS

At the beginning of this year I made a vow to not buy any yarn for at least the first six months of 2017. Projects-1I just heard the collective gasp from all you knitters and crocheters out there…simmer down! Before you call the padded wagon for me I have a very good reason. I really want to finish all my UFO’s (for you non-fiber people that is Unfinished Objects) and also actually use the yarn I have bought, collected over time.

The thing is that I really like all my UFO’s and I want to finish them. So not only have I vowed to not buy yarn but also to only knit for myself (well with the exception of baby things for the two friends who just had to go and get pregnant – love you both) until I put a dent in these projects. I am sure that I will throw in a few new projects but I will only make them if I can ‘shop” from my own stash.

So starting this week with an effort to keep me motivated and honest I will be sharing my journey over the next few months.

I decided to start with this awesome Cabled Autumn Dress that I started in 2015 (hangs head in shame). My goal is to wear it in the spring…yes this spring! The pattern is from Knit Picks and I am using CotLin yarn from Knit Picks as well. I am almost finished with the first half of the skirt.

Projects-3So far it is a really easy mindless knit so this part should go fairly quickly (famous last words).

Of course I can't work on just one thing…come on now what kind of knitter/crocheter would I be. I always have at least one smaller, quicker, project going. For now it is this pair of crochet socks by Lakeside Loops that I absolutely adore. I am making mine in cotton yarn from my stash…see I am shopping from my stash. I only started them this week so I haven't gotten very far as yet.

Projects-2

Francine is also working on a pair so now that I have called her out maybe she will share hers when it is finished. I am determined to amass a nice selection of knitted items for me by year end. So I hope that you will stay on this journey with me and check back in a couple of weeks to see my progress on these projects and what’s next on the list.

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