WOW. I’m 47/52 weeks into my first YOP. I was looking at my YOP list this morning- I don’t think I’m going to cross 15 additional items off my list in the next 5 weeks (I wanted to cross 20 items off my almost 40 item list). I know the goals are arbitrary. I know that no one is going to hold me to these line items. But I love crossing out items on a list. Next year’s list will be a lot like this year’s list. WIPS, Stash, Sewing, Design Work, Design RELEASES, Spinning. NO: I never learn. Some of my design ideas will just go into the idea pipeline for the future (when inspiration strikes me with a more complete vision).
For the last week (and 2 days) my surprise closet re-do project has been my primary focus. I’ve dusted, vacuumed, organized, cleaned. I’m within 99% of getting the closet back in order, and about 80% done with all the new bedroom projects I’ve given myself. A bunch of the stuff I ordered got shipped super fast! I hope next week I’ll want to show off. It’s been a LOT of work! I still need to wash the outside of the bedroom windows they are surprisingly filthy. My new rugs might be my favorite acquisition.
I’m finishing up row 40 of section 5 (of 40 rows). Section 6 will be another garter stripe section before the final lace border. Which I still haven’t decided on. Mostly because I want to see how much yarn I have left before I commit to a lace idea- then run out of yarn! I’m GUESSING it will be a shorter lace border as opposed to a super long one. I do think it will be the least repetitive lace section as well. The first two laces are pretty easy, the third will be a bit more complex (I think). I’m excited to get it off the needles and blocked! The yarn is a superwash, so I know its going to open up and grow like crazy. I’m looking forward to a big shawl.
This week I also need to order some Encore Chunky in Cream to finish out my Hobbit Door/Bag End throw. I have zero balls, and am going to order 3… although now that I think about it, I should get 4 to be on the safe side. I’m still going over in my mind HOW to square the circle AND make the bottom of the door (which is fewer rows than the side/arch all meet up nicely. Spoiler: DC, HDC, SC, Slip Stitches. I guess this is what I get for being “EXTRA”. Then comes the finishing with some flowers along the base on either side of the door- like Bilbo’s garden. I had not considered turning this into a pattern, it was just a fun commission/challenge from a friend… But the more I work it, the more I love it, and the more I think it will be released into the wild. *Sigh*