En släng av starta nytt-sjukan / I caught the startitis bug (YOP #8)

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Jobbet har börjat, våra saker är på plats och vi börjar så smått komma in i någon sorts vardag här i Falun. Vi packar upp lite, vilar mycket och äter en del. Jobbar och sover. Sådär som vardagen ska vara.

Precis som väntat så återvände också inspirationen och energin så fort vardagen återkom, den här helgen har det VIRKATS. Efter att ha läst några inlägg från andra som är med i Year of Projects har jag också insett att det är inte så farligt med många projekt samtidigt. Man måste hitta sin egen balans, och jag tror att min balans snarare lutar åt många projekt som växlar mellan aktivitet och vila under ett par månader. Först ville jag virka allt på en gång men sen försökte jag lugna ner mig och få saker klara innan jag startade nytt. Problemet blev då att jag gick och längtae och planerade så mycket för det där nya projektet som hägrade att det som jag försökte avsluta inte längre var roligt. Vad är då syftet med virkandet om det inte är roligt?! Jag insåg hur dumt det var att begränsa sig så och nu har jag startat två nya roliga projekt :) Det ena smygstartade jag för ett tag sen, men nu är det igång på riktigt och det är min Sampler som jag gör i Safran-garn. Jag har gjort några rutor och såhär ser det ut nu:

Sampler blanket

Det andra projektet krävdes det lite arbete för, jag behövde nämligen leta reda på mitt Stylecraft-garn i flyttlådorna, men med löftet om ett nytt roligt projekt framför mig gick det ganska fort :) Nu har jag startat en “mixed stripes“-filt (som inte fått något namn än) där jag följer Not Your Average Crochets instruktioner. Än så länge är det superkul, och jag har inte ens tagit mig förbi “vecka 1” än. Det kommer nog bli många veckors nöje :)

Mixed stripes

Medan jag grävde i lådorna efter mitt Stylecraft-garn så hittade jag också min spetssjal. Jag hade glömt hur otroligt härligt bambugarnet är att virka i! Det blev några rader på den också idag och såhär är läget just nu:

Doily shawl

Allt som allt en helt underbar helg!

In English

Work has started, all our stuff is moved and slowly slowly things are getting back to normal here in Falun. We unpack some, rest a lot and eat. Work and sleep. Just what I want my everyday life to be like.

Just as expected my inspiration and energy returned when everyday life resumed, so this weekend I’ve been CROCHETING. After reading some blog posts from others in this Year of Projects I’ve realised having lots of WIPs isn’t that dangerous. You have to find your own balance, and I think my balance point is when I have lots of projects on the go switching between active and hibernating over several months. At first I just wanted to crochet ALL THE THINGS, then I tried to calm down and finish things before I started new ones. The problem is, I would start planning and dreaming about those new projects and I didn’t at all enjoy crocheting the final parts of that project I had to finish to get to my “dream project”. Then what is the purpose of crocheting if I don’t enjoy it?! I realised how silly it was to put restrictions on myself like that and now I’ve started two more projects :) The first one I kind of started a few weeks ago, but now I’ve started for real and I’m really enjoying it. It’s my Sampler I’m making in Safran yarn. I’ve made a few squares now and this is the current status:

Sampler blanket

The second project I had to work for to be able to start, the yarn was still packed up as of this morning. With the promise of a new exciting project, finding my Stylecraft yarn proved easy :)  Now I’ve started a “mixed stripes” blanket (not named yet) following Not Your Average Crochets pattern/instructions. So far it’s really enjoyable and I haven’t even got past “week 1” yet. I think I will get several weeks of fun out of this one!

Mixed stripes

While digging through our boxes, I found my doily shawl. I’d forgotten how much I love this bamboo yarn! I did some rows on it and this is how it looks now:

Doily shawl

All in all a lovely weekend!

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16 thoughts on “En släng av starta nytt-sjukan / I caught the startitis bug (YOP #8)

  1. I love having lots of wips, in my house some work better for day projects, quick and easy to work on and some are better for evening when they can have my full attention so I think your right you have to find the right balance for you and go with that. Love the squares and the blanket so goign to be so bright and cheery. I’m a big fan of bamboo also.

    • That’s very true, some projects are better to work on in certain situations. I save those tricky ones for Sat and Sun morning when I’m up all alone and everything is peaceful and quiet (we don’t have kids yet). I thought I was a “focus on one thing at a time” kind of person, but it turns out I’m not :) Feeling really happy about all my WIPs!

      I’m on the hunt for more brands of bamboo yarn now, they can be hard to find in Sweden!

  2. I also finding switching between several projects works best. I usually concentrate on one at a time, but I have several on the go, just some are paused right now since this other one wants to be worked on. I also agree on the portable / quiet time divide. Which is a problem for me. I have about 3000yds of lace (and I like intricate lace) and about 60 grams of fingering (so 240yds) of fingering to my name at the moment. This is not a good balance.

    Lovely projects… love the doily shawl.

  3. What a great idea for the solid colored squares each in a different pattern. I like that and your colors. I already have that stripey blanket in my favs. I did the Lucy one but just a table runner but that one is gorgeous! I have some of the colors already…do I dare start another blanket? LOL! Have a great week! Love the shawl too. I’ve not tried bamboo….it sounds lovely to work with and the shawl looks so pretty.

    • I loved Cherry Heart’s idea the second I saw it! Loving it just as much now when working on it :)

      Of course you dare start another blanket! The only scary thing is… you might run out of yarn! Hehe :) Thanks alot for your kind comments ^^

  4. Oh my but I love all the yarns you are using-the colors are so vibrant-I would love to get my hands on some of that Safran yarn–I wonder if it can be bought over here in the States? I so agree with your way of thinking regarding too many wips–everyone finds their balance but I have found myself resenting a current project because of thinking I couldn’t start a new project until it was finished. I have found that 3 wips is about all can comfortably handle before feelings of stress appear. Looking forward to seeing your new yop tomorrow!
    *smiles*

    • I love colours! Both pastel and strong :) I think you can buy Safran in the US, I checked here: http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/us/butikker.php?but=17

      I’d hate to end up there, where I hate my project just because it’s an obstacle before I can start a new project. I’m trying to think like this now, if I don’t want to work on it, put it in the hibernate bin and just let it rest until it’s fun again. And start that awesome new project. I will always get bored with that new project and get back to the old eventually :)

      Finding out your own best way of working is kinda like finding yourself again! It’s fun this time though, not as teenage-y :P

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