I seem to have a little problem right now with starting new projects before I finish current ones, but I guess we all go through stages like that. I'm justifying that it's ok because it's for a good cause!
Craft Hope recently announced Project 20, which is making bibs for children in China. When I have the time, I love to participate in their projects and this is a quick and easy one. I started an assembly line of bibs last night using some flannel scraps that I had in my stash and a solid for the back that I was able to find in the remnant section at Joann over the weekend.
Last year when I took Stitched in Color's Curves class, I never made the bib project so I pulled out that pattern and got to work. I can't share her pattern because it's part of the class, but there are lots available for free online. What I love about her pattern is that it's symmetrical so I don't have to remember to flip the template over. I'm HORRIBLE about remembering things like that! I have six traced out and in varying stages of completion. I have some other fabric that I want to use too that should be enough for at least two more. The project doesn't close until April 1st so there's still plenty of time to join in!
I should also admit that I started *another* new project, but (again with the justifications) it's not entirely new. I was knitting a baby blanket with this yarn and had actually gotten pretty far along but wasn't loving it at all. While I like the ribbed pattern, it didn't look very good with this variegated yarn. I came across it when I was cleaning out my knitting basket and I decided to crochet it instead. I kept telling myself that I would wait to start it until I finished one of my knitting projects, but I couldn't resist the temptation to see how it would look. Thankfully, I like it much better, not to mention crocheting is much faster!
Since I feel like I need a little accountability right now with my ever expanding list of onging projects, here's a rundown of my other WIPs:
- Plus quilt - still working on sewing the rows together. 12 rows left to go.
- Solid stripes - I got batting over the weekend and need to make my quilt sandwich.
- Paper piecing project - still deciding what I want to do with this project. I don't like my initial idea and need to revamp it.
- Knit shawl - knitting along. One or two more skeins left to go. I'm hoping one, but I'm waiting to see how long it is at that point.
- Lace scarf - knitting along. Almost done with the first skein. One more to go.
I *think* that's all, but it's entirely possible I'm forgetting something. Hopefully soon I'll be moving some of those projects to the finished list!