Every year at our annual Stitch Lab Instructor meetings, we review goals made the year past and place new ones into the box for this year, to then be reviewed again at the next meeting. One of my goals, for several years now, has been “To Make Goals”. There is truth to my snarkyness. If I do make a goal, it is usually a daily one, or I forget it as soon as I think it. All this leads up to me keeping myself organized too. Especially with crafty stuff. I have such a habit of doing too many things all at once. Today my goal was to decide on my summer sewing and knitting projects. This is a big step for me! Cross your fingers that I will follow through.
First, I want to make a Collette Hazel dress with some amazing Hawaiian fabric I bought last year on Maui. I only have 2 yards of the stuff, and this dress takes just that. Two of our good friends are getting married there this September (heck yes- we get to go to Hawaii two years in a row!!), and this would be a perfect dress for their casual beach affair.
Second is the Picnic Skirt from Tilly and the Buttons. I always love a button down gathered skirt.
Another pattern from Collete, my third is the Laurel shift dress. It looks super simple and wearable, and I know that I would make dozens of this dress for daily wear.
And lastly, a bit of a lofty goal, is to make a Hawaiian style quilt for the bride and groom mentioned above. Do you know the kind I mean? They are beautiful! I am NOT a quilter, but have professed on many occasions to be ‘Quilt Curious’. Here are some examples of what I mean. Please wish me luck on this one.
And now for knitting…
The first on my list is to finish a Wispy Cardigan. I’ve been working on it on and off for months now, and I have made progress, but it’s time to be done.
A ‘cool’ linen knit for the family reunion we are going to at the end of this month is number 2. If I don’t finish Wispy by then, I will probably start the Nachtfalter pullover anyway. I ordered some Knit Picks CotLin yarn in a bright scarlet red. There is also a knit-a-long happening over on the designer’s blog.
Lastly, the Featherweight Cardigan. The pattern is in the same book/collection as Wispy. I know I would wear it all the time. My favorite cheapo yellow cardigan from Target is falling apart, I hope this one will fill the void.
I know I will totally skip around and make more things between these, but I am on a mission.