Staying Warm and Staying Busy

Winter has finally arrived with a vengeance here in Minneapolis, we are talking -26F vengeance. For me, there could be no better excuse to stay in crafting, especially in front of a fire. I don’t have a lot of new finished projects for you, but I thought I’d share some of what is in the works.

Of course, there are a few things on the needles…
This is a mitten design a created for a friend in the UK that I’m tentatively calling Birdwatching. I struggled with the color to do the colorwork, I ended up restarting three times. In the end, she chose the version with the three different colors. Look for this pattern to be available in about two weeks. I think it will be interesting to see how different people knit them up.
Jan 4 - Swatch
I’ve also been doing some swatching in silk/mohair for a secret project I can’t talk about yet. Finding a lace boarder that I liked it mohair was a bit of a struggle, but I think this one it is. This is like knitting a cloud.

The craftroom organization continues into 2016. Actually, it really got away from me over the holidays. I did sort through a lot of my yarn, throwing some stuff away and donating some to the MN Knitters Guild Auction.
I’m proud to say I took everything in the bags to the auction and only came home with one new ball of yarn.
The large Ikea wardrobe is starting to come together. It has been tricky to find the best way to sort and store everything. I don’t want to end up with a bunch of plastic boxes labeled “Misc. Craft Supplies.”

The work surface is pretty much unusable right now, since it is the staging area for sorting and piling. Then I made the mistake of getting sucked into sorting out all my beads.
This is just one of four or so storage boxes…I could be here for weeks!

What has been keeping you busy since in the new year?

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