Y’all, I’m wippin’ it good in the New Year, how about you? How many projects have you started? Any? Or are you doing that whole organizing thing? I started organizing and Kondoing, then yarn and rope distracted me.
For any n00bs to the fiber world, I have written a definition for Wip.
Wip(n): a work in progress. Specifically, a craft project in progress.
I have 2 New Year wips: One macrame, one crochet. I guess I feel a burst of “i can do anything” right now, which will quickly fade. Actually, that is not entirely true. I have been fighting off some serious SAD (seasonal depression) and haven’t really wanted to do anything, until nightfall that is. I waste the whole day saying, “I’ll start working in an hour”, and several hours later I’m back in the bed dreading everything. Ugghhh.
I did manager to upload a process video tutorial to the EllaintheMoon YouTube, which took over two weeks. I debated whether I should even publish a video that is just my macrameing the Goth Realness piece.
Miraculously, my mojo came back for like 2 hours after I came home from the gym (I am a gym 🐀 believe it or not). I started working on a new Macrame top design because Coachella is only 3.5 months away, and well, festival clothing is where I really thrive.
I’m using up some lovely Botchiknot Macrame Rope my niece gifted to me, and I think this latest top will be an under 2 hour DIY for Macramakers. Of course, shooting the video and knotting makes the whole process take twice as long for me.
In crochet news, I started off with a gusto on a new crochet top with rope I used for the NYE Fringe Top. I love the feel of this rope, and I’m curious as to how it will work out for crochet, specifically wearing the piece.
Definitely hoping to finish both this week. I will make no promises because winter 🥶. And let’s not even talk about the unfinished knit clown sweater creation or the patchwork crochet cardigan I haven’t worked on in weeks. If any readers have tips on staying on track, please share. I need the help!
Be sure to check the YouTube in a few days for the new pattern.