Sunday, 6 January 2013

First finish of 2013

 As you can see my first make/finish of 2013 is a shawlette.  On the pattern picture it is worn with the point at the front as a scarf.  I used a sock yarn for it and think perhaps it should be knitted with a slightly thicker gauge yarn.  However, I think it's pretty.  No home as yet, but as I am going to try to knit some gifts for next Yule....I might not say who the finished objects are for. The picture does look as if it is quite big, but it really is just a delicate bit of froth.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Crafty aims for 2013

I'm going to try to make serious dents in my fabric and wool stash, even trying not to buy any of either, for at least the first six months of the year.
There's a patchwork quilt I have all the fabric for and started, but ground to a stop, make a bit more of that up, perhaps even finish it might be a goal, but definitely  do some more.
I've long thought I would like to do some entrelac knitting, go that can go on my list.
I'm enjoying making my own bread, and like the varieties I can create, so that can join the list, too.

This one is probably a necessity.  I think the kitchen is long overdue a re-paint.  Peach/apricot I think, with white wood work, and try to get a kitchen door.

There, I don't think those goals are too bad, they are achievable, and require me spending time doing things, which will keep me distracted from being on my own.

I'd love 2013 to bring along a "Mr Right", but I'm not holding my breath.

I think I should also try to finish the "Tropical Waterline" cross stitch that I started many years ago, and the Lakeland view long stitch that I bought for Mum, but was too fiddly for her to do.