Oh man… it’s that time of year again. The time when I see all of the beautiful new knitting club subscriptions open up and I start to drool. 😛 It’s so fun to receive new yarns and patterns every few months and I’m just a sucker for a good subscription club.
My secret plan all year was that I’d finish my year of Cold Sheeping and then reward myself with a club (or two) to help freshen up my stash. In the past I’ve done clubs by Ysolda, Martina Behm and A Verb for Keeping Warm… and I’d honestly love to do any of them again. I was thinking that it’d be really fun to be in Sincere Sheep’s “Made Here!” club and that might be my big splurge.
But then, the responsible part of my brain took over. 😛 I started thinking about all of the amazing club projects that I still haven’t even cast on from previous years. I decided I’d gather them up and see if I have enough to make my own personal club. I’ve heard of people on Ravelry who have done something similar.
Lo and Behold! In an embarrassingly short amount of time, I gathered the yarn and patterns for 12 projects. I put each project in a bag and threw them all inside of a big bin. Now I can tell my kids to grab a project for me each month and I can work through my backlog. I figure that once I’m done with these 12, maybe I’ll sign up for a club to replenish what I’ve used.
The yarn and patterns that are ready to go are:
- Plum Leaf
- River Wrap
- Sprial Escape
- Morning Trail
- Smooth Sailor
So, for now, the responsible part of my brain has won. The real trick will be getting through one of these projects each month. I’m looking forward to the challenge, though!