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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!
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 🙂