As you know I’m fond of lists. I’ve started to think about a list of sewing and knitting projects I’d like to accomplish between now and the end of the year.
My focus this fall will be on finishing a couple of UFOs as well as getting to some things that have been on my wish list for a while. For my sewing projects I’ve chosen items that will force me to learn new skills. In the knitting department, my projects will be kept nice and easy because I have the feeling Mr. Stitch’s sweater will take me forever. Here’s my list of things to make, in no particular order of priority:
- Finish Rooibos dress – enough said
- A work appropriate blouse – the Violet blouse or perhaps a long sleeved Sorbetto.
- Mabou Quilt – This UFO has been in the works for over a year. It’s time to just get it done, and what better than a cozy quilt for fall weather?
- A Tunic – I have the feeling that the Portfolio Tunic by Sew Lisette may be both comfy and flattering.
- A wool or corduroy skirt – Sew Lisette’s Market skirt and Colette’s Beignet skirt are both candidates.
- A pair of pants – It’s ‘back to school’ for me! I’ve signed up for a sewing class that will focus on pant sewing techniques over an eight week period this fall.
- Christmas presents – Each year I try to hand make my Christmas presents.
Portfolio Tunic [image source]
- Smokin’- Hopefully Mr. Stitch’s sweater will be finished before the holidays.
- Gaptastic Cowl – I saw this pattern on Tasia’s blog earlier this year and immediately thought of some hot pink yarn I’ve got in my stash… my obsession with hot pink continues.
- Red Beret – Speaking of obsessions I’ll be making this hat again, this time in red.
- A cardigan pour moi – pattern to be determined and your suggestions are welcomed.
Gaptastic Cowl [image source]
I want to make a greater effort to avoid mindless consumerism in my life. I already own the patterns for each of the items listed above and the fabrics and yarns will all come from my stash so there should be no reason to shop for more – stash busting is the new trend chez Stitch Parade.
On a final note, I’ll be participating on the Fall Essentials Sew Along, brought to you by the same three lovely ladies who organized the second SESA. This means that in addition to reporting on my fall progress through this blog I’ll also be posting photos on the FESA flickr pool. Hop over to take a look and while you’re at it, join us!
Are you guys as list crazy as I am or do you prefer to make things as the mood strikes?