WIPS, WIPS, and some more WIPS….

I know that its been a while since I posted. One of my 2015 goals is to write more and post more. I’m hoping to do more designing this year and offer some free patterns and some paid ones. That leap is scary for me, I’m not good with the math aspect so I don’t think I’ll be designing anything that needs more than one size. But I have designed two cowls that are sort of wrote up. I loved designing them so much that I think I want to do a line of Cowls and scarfs for next winter. I know we’re still in winter but not sure I’ll get to it right now because I’m working on another goal…finishing the WIPS from 2014.

Fractal DoilyI usually spend the first few weeks of the new year organizing all my yarn, selling what I don’t want or see no future projects with, preparing my taxes etc. I can tell you this year has been my best year in business. Four years already…woohoo! Time flies when your having fun. Way back when, long before I went into business, I was a little OCD about not starting something new until I finished what I was working on. Well that worked when I didn’t have orders and I crocheted whatever, whenever. Those luxuries are there but not as often. So in cleaning up my craft room. I found five, yes five WIPS. Four of them are blankets and one large doily.

So the beginning of 2015 is going to be all about getting these WIPS done. I’m making progress, the beautiful teal Fractal Doily is done with the crochet part but it needs to be blocked, that hasn’t happened yet. According to my IG feed I started this on 2/16/2014. I’m hoping it’ll be blocked by 2/16/2015. Here’s to hoping…

While I’m mustering up the courage to use about a zillion pins on the doily, I’m working on a Retro blanket by Little Doolally in a totally random color scheme. Random as you can get. I fell in love with Bernat’s Cottonish yarn and started this blanket with 10 colors from this line. I used a random number generator to develop 6 sequences of random numbers. I assigned each color a number and my blanket had a pattern. I wasn’t sure at first but I’m two Retro Blanketsequences away from done, don’t get excited that’s 60 rows, and it looks amazing! I started that on 3/11/2014 and I’m hoping that I can get it done before March of this year. The good news is this one has a shot at getting done because there is no border, no blocking the last stitch is the last stitch.

The other three blankets are all projects that were started for my MIL. She had ordered a blanket in pinks and purples for a baby shower and everyone I started just didn’t feel right.  I started a blanket by Little Doolally called Winifred Blanket in an amazing Alpaca blend by Bernat. That one didn’t feel right So I moved to the Moroccan Title blanket, I found that pattern on Moogly. It just didn’t work with the colors. The last attempt was this Retro Flower Granny Square blanket by Katie Hanken, I started it with Sugar and cream yarn, even though I loved it, I didn’t think I could get it done in time. Those were all started around July as the baby shower was in August. So there are three unfinished blankets some farther along than others in pink and purple to be done. I will say the blanket that got finished Retro Flower Blanketwas perfect for the occasion.

I’m not sure that all five will get finished. I’m going to do my best to finish them all but I’ve already got my first order of 2015, so depending on my lovely customers there may be a pile of WIPS at the end of 2015 too. You’ll have to wait and see. As I finish projects I’ll update you all. Be on the look out for some patterns and if you haven’t heard from me in awhile feel free to ask me where I am, I love to hear from you guys…

Wishing you a happy and healthy 2015!

Blessings
~Mel

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