Well, here we go–a big and brand new series for a brand new, beautiful year.
Here is a little something to know about me: I tend to be one of those mad-scientist-makers that goes into a frenzy with a new idea, leaving a trail of forgotten, half-made beautiful things in my wake. My creative madness makes bringing projects through to execution challenging–directions, patterns, tutorials, and marketing easily fall by the wayside. Ideas come in waves and droves, really (also overwhelming, which I'll save for another discussion), but the completion part takes the effort, the blocking, finishing ends, sewing in the lining, snipping the threads, packing it up, all are difficult.
50 projects. I know it's a lot. I won't tell you–okay, I will–that I actually counted over 100 projects that needed finishing, all at varying levels of completion, ranging from a notebook sketch to something just waiting for a test knitter. I won't write patterns or tutorials for every one, unless the demand is sky-high. Some will have to be re-purposed or gasp, I'll just have to give one or two up as a bygone idea. Some of them, I'll simply finish, photograph, and send off happily to a new owner. For others, I can't wait to share the tutorial or pattern. Can you imagine how much lighter I'll feel as I pick up these waylayed, orphaned projects and set them free? What do you think? Do you have a lot to finish? Tell me about your secret stashes of unfinished goodies.