Both my current WIPS are part of my 18 in 2018.
Skein #3 is Camouflage by Red heart yarns. its a jumbo skein. So I have a lot of crocheting or knitting to do with this big boy.
My first project is a pair of camo baby pants. I need new stuff in my shop and I thought these would be cute. Pattern is by Cass Dodge. (<<<pattern link. ) The pattern is easy and well written.
I already have one project done using skein #2. Hyacinth. Also by Red Heart but this is their accent line which is discontinued. 😦 I will post about that on Friday. Hopefully I have these pants and my second project with the hyacinth finished.
So my second project with skein #2 is Animal crackers beanie by Snappy Tots ( <<< link to pattern) Orchid ( by Red Heart) is also being used as the bottom of the hat and the inside of the ears. I’m making a bunny since it is almost Easter.
My plan for 2018 (if you missed my last post) is to use 18 full skeins ( pretty close to full) of yarn from my stash. I am continuing the theme from my A year of Projects I started last year, which is to slim down my yarn stash( yarn balls mostly).
I don’t have a shortage of projects. I have a dozen knitting and crocheting mags, 214 bought patterns and over a thousand free projects saved on ravelry.
For my first skein I chose Red Heart Accent Guava. (discontinued) .
My project is Milkshake Kawaii Cuddler by 3amgracedesigns .
The first half of the cuddler used a good chunk. I hope I use up all of this yarn . I dont need a another ball of yarn.
For some reason I feel really rushed to finish these projects. Maybe its because I just want to make room for other stuff. I have about 5 skeins marked for this … venture. 18 is a big number. People can vote at 18..lol
This is gonna be a fun year 🙂
I haven’t done something like this since 2015( not posted on this blog though and 2016 was a a fail 😦 ). I actually finished 15 projects from purchased patterns in 2015. I was very happy with myself . Although that was barely a dent in all the patterns I have purchased. (Its more now).
Since last summer I have been trying to slim down my stash. I think I have but not much. I don’t have much space for my yarn and with a new hobby (sewing) I need the a bit of room that my yarn is using.
So I was thinking , to speed up the stash slim down, is to do something big. So in 2018 I plan to use up 18 FULL skeins of yarn… from my current stash. Nothing that I buy this year will count but can be used in the projects. I have no projects currently in mind . But I will post a picture of the skeins I plan to use.
more info to come 🙂