I love lists. And I really admire those crafters who make a list and then work towards its completion. People who can commit to things like "Essentials Sew-alongs" and "Palette Challenges."
I'm not that person. All of my crafting follows my whims: in color, style, medium. I knit/sew/make whatever I'm in the mood for at the moment . . .
But I'm getting to the point lately where my mental list of "Things I want to make RIGHT NOW" is becoming a little overwhelming. I can feel myself getting scattered, and thereby not making the best use of my crafting time. Not to mention the piles that are accumulating next to my knitting chair and on my guest bed. (And dressers and bedside tables.)
So it's time to make a list. Mostly this is for my own use, to help me keep on track and maybe take some of the mental pressure off. (Remembering can be quite a burden.) But lots of other bloggers share their lists, and I'm always intrigued when they do. (And often transfer things they are working on right onto my own list.) So here's my list of things to make RIGHT NOW:
Long-sleeved shirt for Hubby in this fabric.
Short-sleeved shirt for Hubby in this fabric (yes, he plays guitar. What gave it away?).
Jasmine in raspberry silk.
Simplicity Retro 1940s silk blouse in black silk with random cream dots (Simplicity 3688).
Another Continental Blouse in this Anna Maria Horner voile that found its way into my cart when I was buying the fabric for Hubby's shirts.
The Peony Dress. I'll determine what fabric to use once I get my muslin right.
The 1958 sweater - about 75% done now!
Windschief hat and cowl for Hubby in light grey heather wool.
Aislin pullover. More on that later.
Beau for Hubby in Merlot Heather wool.
Still Light Dress in DROPS Alpaca in Dark Petrol Mix. This will be my first Veera project, and I hear her patterns are a delight to work from. Also, this yarn is unbelievably soft. I can't wait to start working with it.
Another Adrift, in olive green.
Two pairs of legwarmers, in camel and charcoal grey. These will be great for pulling up over my knees when I wear a dress or skirt in the cold weather.
A pair of socks for Hubby.
Gosh - can you see why I'm a little overwhelmed? By my hobby?!? Yes, I see the irony. And these are just the projects that I have the materials for, or have already started. There are plenty of other wishes floating around in my head . . .
Anybody else out there get overwhelmed by their sewing or knitting lists? Or do the lists help keep you on track?