On and off can refer to a few things. It’s how I am right now with my website. I just can’t decide whether to be on or off with sharing new posts. It seems a bit sporadic right now. Many days I think I’ll just leave the site to be a resource site and then other days (especially when the weather is bad and I’m stuck inside) I think I’ll share some new ideas/posts.
On and off also refers to my knit and crochet projects. They are either on the needles/hook or off the needles/hook.
Some new scarves are on and off the needles. Some were gifts for Christmas and one was a gift for me! Sometimes you just have to make things for yourself.
Two of these scarves are off the needles and were gifts and the purple/pink one is still on the needles.
This cowl was knit with some Noro yarn purchased from the Beehive Wool store in Victoria, British Columbia last April 2019. It also included the free pattern and was a quick and simple knit.
This airy shells crochet scarf started out being a gift but it was so soft and cozy it has stayed with me. It was crocheted with a lace weight yarn from the yarn crawl. The pattern called for the scarf to be crochet in two pieces and joined in the middle, perhaps so both the ends matched in pattern. I chose to crochet it all in one piece.
In varying shade from white, to greys to black, I added some tassels to finish it off, so both my ends do match. The colours are perfect for me and it goes with many outfits.
The start of this shawl has been on the hook for ages. I just can’t decide if I want to use the virus shawl pattern again. I had used this yarn to make a shawl with the mystery pattern from the yarn crawl but I just didn’t like the finished project. So it was unravelled and I started the virus shawl. But it hasn’t gone much further than this in the past few months. I already have a shawl in the same pattern and similar colours, so until I find another pattern that I like it will stay on the hook!
These socks have been on the needles for a couple of months. They started out on four dpns but I learned the technique of knitting socks on two circular needles, so they got unravelled and started again. The ribbing is just about finished but I don’t have an updated photo. I did get one pair of socks off the needles. It is slow going as the arthritis in my fingers will only let me knit for a little while at a time. I actually find crochet isn’t as hard on my fingers. Hm-m-m-m maybe I should look for a crochet sock pattern.
The off is winning, as that is 6 projects off the needles/hooks and 3 still on the needles/hooks. But I have a tendency to keep starting new projects, so perhaps whenever I get around to doing another knit/crochet update there will be more projects on the needle/hook. I t was just announced that there will be a spring yarn crawl for 2020, a fantastic time to visit lys and stock up on more yarn.
How about you? Do you have more than one project on the go? Silly question, of course you do!
Besides knit and crochet projects, I’ve got rock painting, doodling, photography projects, paper crafting and much more going on. Thank goodness for being retired.