This fall, I have super-limited time to do all the things I really want to do. Grown-up life is annoying that way. I’ve learned to choose my knitting/sewing/diy/crafting projects semi-wisely, based on my actual budget for time and money.
That doesn’t mean that I don’t have a constantly-running list of projects in my head that I wish I had the time/finances for. Here’s what’s tempting me right now…
This Purl SOHO ‘Learn to Embroider an Alphabet Sampler’ kit:How cute is this? I have zero experience with embroidery, but I have no time to learn it right now. I just wish…
I also want to knit Brooklyn Tweed’s ‘Little Wave’ saddle-shoulder cabled cardigan, designed by Gudrun Johnston.
I’ve never made a saddle-shoulder anything before (I usually stick with raglan although I’ve done a set-in sleeve before), and this sweater is beautiful. The FOs on Ravelry are insane. Still, I really don’t have the time for such an involved knitting project and I need to wait a bit before I can afford the recommended (and much-coveted) SHELTER yarn for this.
I’d also really like to make a hand-stitched quilt. This project is semi-doable because I have a quilt that’s been cut and pieced and pinned together… it just needs to actually be quilted and bound. Check out these gorgeous indigo quilts from Folk Fibers.
ALSO: I’d like to make one of those Bento bags that are on every sewing/crafting blog these days. (Here’s an excellent bento bag tutorial.) They seem like such a simple/easy project, and I do have tons of fabric stashed away. I love this one:
Also on the list: Make my life exactly like this Instagram account, @larssonsarae, a Swedish lady living in Norway… with her family and her sheep ❤
Last, but not least, all of these Norwegian baby knitting patterns.
What do you want to make?
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