a few current projects

Earlier this week, I brought up my current project bin to review and decide what projects were to stay and which were to go. Some of these are personal and some are designing projects.

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Turns out there were 15 knitting/crochet projects and 3 spindle projects there. There was a surprise — a braid of Happy Fuzzy fiber I’d forgotten about after Spinzilla (along with that spindle).

I like to review my current projects and my yarn stash semi-regularly. While I keep track of projects and my yarn in various notebooks (paper and electronic), it’s good to take everything out and look at it and see if I’m still invested in the yarn or the project. If you’re feeling overwhelmed and unsatisfied by your yarn stash, my friend Jill just started a great new project to help you to learn how to Bust Your $tash.

I’m doing quite a bit with Happy Fuzzy Yarn right now. There’s a Knit-a-Long for socks through the end of February. I really need some new socks (I wear wool socks year round) so I decided to use up the remaining parts of my Corrie Sock to make two similar but not quite the same socks. The toes, heels, and cuff will contrast with each in either Shadow or Verdigris and the main foot and leg on both will be Sulfer Springs. This is my first time knitting Corrie Sock into socks. I’m knitting it at 9spi which is my preferred tension and I’m in love with them, even if Shadow isn’t too impressed.

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Until the end of February there’s also a Spin-a-Long for Riin’s Local Wool Project fiber. I could not decide on a colourway, so I finally gave up and asked Riin to choose something for me. This beautiful braid in Old Faucet arrived yesterday and I cannot wait to finish my work this week so I can spin!

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I’m also helping out with a swatch project. We’re knitting and crocheting Corrie Sock so that when you visit Happy Fuzzy Yarn at a festival you can see examples of all the colourways in a small sample. I turned these nine beautiful mini-skeins into one happy ball so I don’t have to chase the cats for the yarn. These particular colours will be knitted. I have nine more to wind and crochet.

Last but not least, Buddy’s been helping me finish up the long-promised Anzula Milkyway Cardigan. I have a confession — while the other versions I’ve worked up are gorgeous, I’ve hated crocheting them. So I went about finding a different construction that would have me fall in love and want to crochet it with joy. I woke up on January 1st at 4a with the idea and it works. The bonus is this can now be lacy… or not, which is nice because several friends just had baby boys. I hope to get the pattern to my tech editor by the end of next week. It’s very close!

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