But now, thanks to Jennifer at Thistlebear, I've found the perfect excuse, and the proper motivation, to start and complete a project for myself. Jennifer is kindly hosting a Winter Project Link Party, with the laudable purpose of helping participants stay enthusiastic and excited about projects that might otherwise lose momentum as winter progresses.
More than 20 bloggers have signed on already. Many of them seem to be making blankets, but I will be the first to admit I haven't the stamina for anything that large. (Why do you think I design mainly accessories? Two words: Instant. Gratification.)
Instead, my ambition is much humbler: to crochet a top for myself.
I have the yarn (Planet Penny Cotton in the delicious new Ice Cream Colour Selection, to be supplemented with a soft taupe rayon-blend from from my stash):
|Planet Penny Cotton Club Yarn|
I have a design (sketched on a crumpled piece of scratch paper - see what I mean about a lack of organisation?) - a simple cap-sleeved shell with colourwork center front panel and solid (or possibly finely striped) side panels and back; to be worn by itself in warmer weather, or over a tee in cooler weather:
|I'll probably make the one on the right....|
I even have a swatch, which may or may not represent the final stitch pattern of the center panel (too many ideas, but now that I'm publicly committed I'll have to settle on one soon):
With all these, plus the accountability and motivation provided by Jennifer, even I should be able to finish my custom crochet shell by the end of winter. And who knows? A top this winter, a blanket the next? Perhaps this will be the step that finally sets me on the road to Afghan....
Thanks, Jennifer! :)
Click here to see all the Thistlebear Winter Project Party links.
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