Sunday, July 15, 2012

Year of Projects, 7.15.12

Year of Projects List
• Floor Poof
• T-Shirt rag rug
• Crochet clock
• Yarn bomb something
• Crochet dress for Adult Prom 2013
• Liam's Blanket
• Carson's Blanket

Me & Liam
So I have two additions this week, Liam's Blanket & Carson's Blanket. I thought I had Liam's Blanket on here already. I started it earlier this year when I had taught myself to crochet but it's been on the back burner since I got my paws on Amigurumis! My goal is to have his and his brother Carson's blankets done by the time Carson arrives around Thanksgiving. I have yet to choose a pattern for Carson's blanket. 

I have also been thinking about what I am going to start on first for my YOP. Been thinking a lot about the Purple Stitch Project and my project for that. I'm torn between a Buttercup Bear or working up the Silly Little Penguin I have sketched up in my notebook. Personally I am leaning more towards the latter. Now it's just about getting some yarn. I want to use variegated for some reason, maybe because I don't usually for my Amis. But I think also because I have been seeing a lot of projects (lots of Wingspans) out there using special variegated yarns that look so pretty! I am thinking that a trip to my LYS (it'll be my first time to this one) may be in order to get some special yarn. I also looked at Candy Skein's worsted selection and she has some nice purples if I can't find something that calls to me at my LYS.

I have also found (couldn't find it for a while there) & bought the Crochet Sampler Cowl workshop on to further my pattern reading skills. I am hoping this will help me with the purse & wrap patterns I already have.

That's it for me this week. Come Blog-a-Long with us!


  1. Good luck finding the perfect purple for your Purple Stitch Project ami! Luckily baby blankets work up quick (well, when you aren't distracted by ami's which I know all too well) so I'm sure you'll have both done soon enough!

    1. Thanks Nicole! I even am contemplating frogging the blanket I have going right now for Liam as its large for a baby blanket and you can tell it was one of my first projects (at least I can).

  2. Nice list and darling picture of you two!

  3. You can never go wrong with Candy Skein yarn, and isn't it nice to support an indy dyer? Good luck finding the perfect purple!

  4. You will be busy with all your projects for sure--especially with taking care of your wee ones. Loved the picture too--I so want to visit Maine someday!

  5. I hope the blankets go well, and a Silly Little Penguin sounds very cute!