Juli 1 2021

So, it’s starting

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Today is July 1st, the official start of the new Year of Projects 2021 – 2022. I already made and published THE LIST a few days ago (okay, who am I kidding? I did it a week or so ago because I’m impatient like that, and couldn’t wait to get started), and have since resisted the urge to knit up a storm (and thus finish projects I want to count for the new YoP) and / or start a gazillion new projects. So instead, I’m going to show you some of my long-term WIPs that I really really REALLY want to work on, and probably finish, some time this year.

my candy coloured Fox Paws

This is my candy coloured Fox Paws shawl, knit in BC Alba Fino cotton yarn. I just love the colours, they are so fresh and summer-y. Actually, this is not the kind of yarn the designer recommends for the pattern. Stacked stitches tend to produce a number of tiny holes so a wool yarn with some bounce would be better because the holes wouldn’t be so obvious. Cotton is rather stiff so the holes tend to show more – but to be honest, I kind of like it. These are my „to wear in summer“ colours anyway, so I’m calling this my lace version Fox Paws.

30 Blanket

The next WIP I really want to work on this coming year is my 30 Blanket, named after its starting date. I started it on our 30th wedding anniversary, and the original plan was to make 360 grannies – one for each month of our marriage – and finish it in time for our 31st anniversary, to cuddle under while we watch one of our favourite films. Unfortunately, I soon found out that 360 grannies wouldn’t be enough to get the size I wanted, and realized there was not even the slightest chance I could finish it in time. So I stuffed it into its project bag and shoved it out of sight. It’s such a lovely project, though, so I really don’t want to give it up for good. I love all those many colours and the seemingly endless ways to combine them and make every granny special and different from the others.

These are my two long-term WIPs. Other than that, I have a bunch of WIPs that are going to be frogged and restarted just slightly different. Like the yoke sweater I had been working on, and then decided to frog because the colours make it look cold and dated. Or the stranded sweater that I still love but want to restart as a yoke sweater because I don’t feel like steeking. And some WIPs – well, I have been working on them but haven’t even taken a photo yet so I’m going to show them later on.

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22 COMMENTS :

    1. By Ella (Beitrag Autor) on

      Thank you, Lucy. Here’s hoping I’ll finally finish both.

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  1. By Marsha on

    Love both of your projects. The colors of the fox paws is so bright and cheery. The blanket has so much neaming behind it. So sorry to hear it is going to take so many more motifs than originally planned.

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    1. By Ella (Beitrag Autor) on

      Thank you, Marsha. I guess I’ll just concentrate on the starting date of the blanket, and the special meaning it will have for us for that very reason, and try to forget about the extra motifs and the gazillion more ends that need to be woven in. LOL.

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    1. By Ella (Beitrag Autor) on

      Thank you, Maureen. I think it will look lovely as day cover on our bed.

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  2. By Mary-Anne on

    I have had foxpaws in my queue since another blogger (I forget her name right now) made one many years back….hmmmm…I might have to think about it for this year. I love the idea of your 30 BLanket – and I am sure whenever it is finished and however many squares it contains you and your hubby will be content to snuggle under it for many years to come.

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    1. By Ella (Beitrag Autor) on

      Thank you, Mary-Anne. Fox Paws is a great pattern, it is very well written, so worth every penny.

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  3. By Jen on

    I love both of your projects. I love the meaning behind “30 Blanket”. I look forward to seeing how the blankets progress.

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    1. By Ella (Beitrag Autor) on

      Thank you, Jen. Here’s hoping I will make some progress with it.

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  4. By Becki on

    Ella how beautiful is your Fox Paws shawl, and I LOVE the colorful granny square blanket. I have a similar, but different blanket that I’ve stuffed the squares into storage and haven’t touched it in (I’m thinking) maybe over 2 years. I have it loosely in mind to make it a priority during this next YOP year, but I know better now than to make declarations about that kind of thing. I wouldn’t mind being inspired by your beautiful 30 Blanket, though, to start working again on my own. 🙂

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    1. By Ella (Beitrag Autor) on

      Thank you, Becki. I’ll give my best to make progress with my blanket if it helps inspire you to work on yours. Winter will be here soon enough so we’ll need lots of cuddly blankets to keep us warm.

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  5. By Anne on

    Your granny square blanket is THIS close to making me learn how to crochet with even a passible level of skill. I’ll be anxious to see your other WIPs! (PS LOVE the format of your blog template.)

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    1. By Ella (Beitrag Autor) on

      Thank you, Anne. The pattern for the granny square is quite simple, I’m sure you could learn it in a heartbeat. I’ll link to the pattern with the next blanket update. The blog template is amazing, isn’t it? And so appropriate for a Year of Projects blog.

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    1. By Ella (Beitrag Autor) on

      Thank you, Nicky. Hopefully, I’ll finish at least one of them.

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  6. By Liz (highlandheffalump) on

    I remember the fox paws starting I seem to remember and there’s quite a bit of progress been made and I love the pattern and the strong colours. The granny square blanket looks lovely and what a lovely idea. I hope by the time you have knitted it to the size you want that it matches the months you’ve been married, it still could happen!

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    1. By Ella (Beitrag Autor) on

      Thank you, Liz. You’re right, by the time I’ll finish the blanket, we might have been married for so long that it’ll work out, who knows? LOL. Well, no matter how many grannies I’ll need in the end, it’s always going to be our special blanket, and I just love it.

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  7. By Cinnamon Wright on

    The „lacy“ fox paws is beautiful!! It will be the perfect summer use.

    Your Granny Square blanket is also so beautiful! I love how all the colors are working together.

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    1. By Ella (Beitrag Autor) on

      Thank you, Cin. I guess I should speed up knitting the Fox Paws, this summer is so cold and rainy, it might be over before we know it, and it would be such a shame not to have worn the Fox Paws at least once.

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