Year of Projects, Year 2: Slow and steady

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After a few busy weeks with minimal blogging (and minimal blog reading), I’m happy to return and report that I’ve made progress on my new YOP goals.

I’ve started two projects for myself!

First on the list in my 2013 Temperature Scarf, which is a great stashbuster.  I love that it is a slow project, guaranteed to take at least a year to finish.  (If you’d like to make one, too, check out my free crochet version here or the original free knitting pattern by Honey Nutbrown here).  So far, I’ve crocheted a row for each day in January.

Next is a pair of crocheted socks for me.

Here’s my gauge swatch. This picture shows the yarn color more accurately.

Like the Temperature Scarf, this is also a stashbuster.  In fact, both projects are part of -alongs in the Surmount the Stash group on Ravelry.  I just started the socks this morning, and am working on the cuff.

I’m using the Hello Sunshine pattern by Janet Rehfeldt from More Crocheted Socks: 16 All-New Designs, a cool book my two besties gave me for my birthday.

Since both projects are stashbusters, they are helping me with my other goal, of reducing my stash and tracking my yarn consumption.

I’m happy to report that I also crossed off a goal from my original YOP list. The pineapple shawl that I designed to use with my crochet students, Pineapples for Everyone Shawl, has been published in the Spring, 2013 issue of Crochetvolution.

I’ll be starting a CAL with this pattern in my Ravelry group on February 15.

For more Year of Projects updates, visit Come Blog-A-Long on Ravelry.

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