Last post by treefrog - November 30, 2020, 11:19:47 pm
@Grasshopper@Melinda_B@stephaniecan I'm with you on the decision paralysis! There are just too many shinny new projects I could sink my teeth into. My initial thought was to center my plan around items that I need or wearing out (practical but not that inspiring). But I keep getting drawn to a "Patagucci" style SWAP with stuff for hiking, kayaking etc (fun, fun fun!!!)
@Pagog How about a "Great minds think alike" title? I love your plan for a shibori top. Do you have a particular idea for the stitching pattern?
@indigotiger Hope your yarns gave you some inspiration. Remember the bonus for doing big projects. If you do two, then you count them as the equivalent as 4 items. Please tell me more about your raincoat. I've had a Goretex jacket on my to-do list since, well, forever, but I keep chickening out. Perhaps we could work on our raincoats together?
I traced a pattern on Saturday, but then I was unconvinced by the project before even making a toile. This doesn't bode well.
The other thing I'm noticing is that I am attracted to diverse colour palettes. I am thinking that I might give into it and do a bit of a "rainbow" SWAP this year. I have always liked mixing prints/patterns (I would say that in my real life that is kind of a signature style) and I'm not ashamed to say that I am attracted to wearing a wide array of colours. Maybe this is the year of all years to indulge this tendency?
I really MUST achieve my goal of one garment before Dec 26. I'm going to have to make up my mind soon!
Last post by Turquoise - November 30, 2020, 02:05:06 pm
Looking forward to seeing your cardigan plans @indigotiger .
I'm slowly progressing with my sweater - it's a challenge for me as I've never knitted anything before where you have to put stitches on holders and knit in sections etc - but I'm really enjoying it as a distraction and I think I'll look for another knitting pattern when I finish it.
It is messy pulling everything out but fun too and I always discover something I'd forgotten I had
Last post by indigotiger - November 30, 2020, 01:30:12 pm
Pagog I don't see any reason why we cannot both have "got the blues" for our SWAP title, I am totally willing to share! I'm so looking forward to seeing/reading where everybody goes with their SWAP plans.
I've been looking at my closet and thinking about what sorts of things I feel like I could use more of, or where there are obvious gaps. The two big obvious gaps are I desperately need a new raincoat, and it would be useful to have a pair of loose trousers or overalls. Both of those are Big Sewing Projects, that involve multiple muslins and sampling and fitting. Will this be the year that I get over my "fear of raincoat"... who knows?
Supposedly my new pinafore pattern has finally made it across the US and is at least here in the same city, and supposedly will be delivered today. I know I will be making that up as part of my sewing as hopefully luz clara and I are going to do a mini sewalong together. I could use one or two casual cardigan/jackets and at least one or two additional pairs of winter leggings.
Today I decided that I might want to knit a cardigan, so currently my entire yarn stash is dumped out on the bed so I can look through it and see if inspiration is lurking. This isn't anywhere near as bad as if I tried to dump my fabric stash all on the bed; my yarn stash is quite small in comparison!
Last post by Pagog - November 30, 2020, 11:05:19 am
I was just going to post my SWAP participation with the title "Got The Blues", but Indigotiger beat me to it. Guess great minds think alike! Has that ever happened? I'll come up with some other title. I want to use denim, twill, and play with Shibori dyeing for some other components. What a hot mess the dyeing will be. Because of the world's situation, I am looking forward to this on-line interaction. A lot has happened this year. We left the city (boo hoo) for the country, moved into a brand new one story house down the street from my DD, we have a legal suit with our builder, I made the decision to stop dyeing my hair, my husband had knee replacement surgery during the "situation". We are at physical therapy right now. I desperately need a diversion.
Last post by Grasshopper - November 30, 2020, 07:20:31 am
@Melinda_B, I agree that there's potential for way too many options with this year's rules. That's why I decided to start with the rules from a previous SWAP to give me some restrictions and framework; otherwise, I will suffer the paralysis from too much analysis problem. I do like the idea of the Endless Combinations and my collection may morph into that as I go.