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Launching the “Projet Magazine” – let’s do this !

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Hop, here we go, I’m launching a massive project I’ll call “projet magazine” !

🙂

I don’t know about you, but I’m irresistibly attracted by the craft magazine area and I rarely leave it without buying a magazine. I start to have a big collection of magazines, and realised recently that actually, I rarely knit any of the project inside them. Indeed, there is always something (instagram inspiration ? or a wip of a friend) to get me focus on something else in between 2 projects. I always find new patterns, and the collection grows bigger and bigger, without having time to knit any of all these pretty things.

Did I ever mentionned my Ravelry library to you ? I’d better not 🙂

So this week-end, while I was wandering in my “yarn room”, watching my shelves full of magazines, I’ve decided that :

NON, enough now!

Looking for new patterns to knit, where I actually had dozens of them under my nose.

This room is full of things, yarn, magazines, catalogs, and desire to create.

and it is time, NOW, to empty it a bit, but not doing a mess of it, not without having created something out of it.

So I’ve spent my week-end looking at all these documents and here is what comes to my mind, here is what I want to do : the “projet magazine”

On each magazine I’ve selected at least one pattern that I wanted to make.

DEAL IS :

Let’s make at least one pattern of each magazine

so that :

1- I will not feel like I bought them for nothing.

2- I will stop wandering in my yarn room, wondering what I should knit next (it usually take me a few days after finishing one project, to figure out what I want to knit next, and then, once I’ve decided and started a new project, I ofthen think about the other one that I should have started instead.

3- empty my yarnstash

4- pick up from these magazines, some of the pretty patterns that decided me to buy the magazine in the first place.

but also… 5 – get rid of these magazine after that, hoping that someday I’ll even empty this room.

I made a deal with myself : I will not buy a new magazine unless I’ve given away one (actually, ideally it would be “unless I get rid of them all”, but let’s be realistic here and not put too much pressure on that game/project 🙂 )

So I’ve counted the amount of magazines I have : 34!

From Phildar catalogs, to simply crochet, knitscene, burda tricot, I have so much inspiration and project to do !

I’ve picked at least one pattern by magazine and they are very different, from knitting to crochet, amigurumis to sweaters, lacy shawl, or funny things.

But I consciously put away 2 or 3 newborn patterns catalogs, and also 2 or 3 very vintage ones, keeping them eventually for the end of my project, as a bonus. I do need more sweaters and shawls in my wardrob than baby clothes. 🙂

Magazines from the 80’s are for me more of a joke and a funny thing to watch than a inspiration source, but I may have a funny birthday gift to knit for someone, so why not ?  🙂

I’m not sure I want to put a deadline on such a big challenge, but at first, before counting the amount of magazine, I thought I could do this by the end of 2019…. but 34 seems a bit too much actually, so I won’t put too much pressure on myself and let’s see how it goes. Afterall, each pattern I’ll be knitting will be a victory on its own 🙂

So I’ll be starting this project in september (leaving me enough time to figure out which yarn for what)

JOIN ME in this !

Have  a look at all your magazines, pick up at least one pattern that made you buy this magazine, and let’s start this !

I’ve created a group on Ravelry, so we can chat about it.

On social media, I’ll use  #projetmagazine by #woolaoops

Let’s do this, because let’s be honest here, we all know this is just another excuse to buy more magazines and more yarn later on 🙂

🙂

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Bobbie
    17/08/2018 at 11:37 pm

    What a good idea! For me, it could wisely spread over to my cookbooks (which I read as if they are great detective novels…set up, plot, complications, resolution.) Even one recipe and one pattern per magazine and cookbook. Could be tasty and satisfying.

  • Reply
    Woolaoops
    18/08/2018 at 6:31 am

    Bobbie, I actually was thinking about it too for cookbook, especially since I also take some at the public library (hoping to add some vegan recipes to my private repertory). But so far, I’ve been just reading them.

    Let’s do this then 🙂 but no pressure, because I know that for me this would be a turn off 🙁

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