Many YOP participants will be sharing goal/project lists this week, but since I hardly ever pay attention to the list I create once I've posted it, and since, in the end, I don't find such a list motivating, I'm going list-free this time around!
That said, I'm not completely goal-less. There are a few things I'd like to have happen (or begin) this summer.
- I'd really like to finish my two Spicier Life Blankets. I'm getting tired of saying I'd like to finish them, so the time has come to just get 'em done. They're both a little over half finished:
- And I'd like to make up some quick projects to have handy if called on to host a weekly CAL in Our Happy CAL Place (which I am one of the moderators for). Those projects will show up here without any fanfare or explanation other than "here's what I made this week".
By the way... last week in the OHCP group this cute cup coaster was the CAL project that another member hosted:
It was easy and fairly quick - and had a video tutorial, even. I think it might have taken me longer to weave in the ends than it took to crochet.
- And I'm pretty sure I want to make more hats and scarves for the Bundle UP! charity drive that happens each autumn. Hot weather is a perfect time for making these small projects.
- And I want to continue to whittle down my stash. I haven't bought yarn for over 6 months, and I'd like to continue that streak for as long as I can manage it. I'm open to buying yarn if it's needed to finish a project, but I'm finding the longer I go without buying yarn the more creative I actually become in using what I have. I'm enjoying that.
Overall, I just plan to enjoy crocheting (and knitting and whatever other creative pursuits I decide on). I like crocheting whatever strikes my fancy and discovering its purpose later - which is exactly what I've been doing the past few years.
So... watch this space and we'll see what shows up. I don't think it will look any different from years past, really. I'm just skipping the list.
Speaking of making whatever strikes my fancy... I've been on a mandala kick lately, and here's my version of the Picarequese Poppy Mandala:
And just in case you missed it last week in the collage of many projects, this Vintage Petals Mandala got finished and I truly do love how it turned out:
It sits on my kitchen table under a bowl of garlic and onions and I love how the gold flowers peek out from underneath the bowl:
My kitchen table isn't a place where we sit and eat. My kitchen isn't large enough for a sit-down table and chairs. So a bowl of onions and garlic as a table centerpiece isn't as weird as it may sound. If it sounded weird. 😉
And that's all for today!
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