I have been indulging in lots of knitting time while the Giftalong was on and this year even managed an Opadoo (which means nothing to non-knitters but is a pretty big deal if you have been hanging out on ravelry!) These were just some of my projects:
|Downton cowl for Hannah's teacher|
|Onder for Maddie's teacher - loved this one so much!|
|Clan Fraser boot cuffs for my brown boots - Jack got very excited by the possum/merino yarn!|
|Tiana's Coming Home Cardigan - I love this pattern so much I think I will queue it in my size!|
|Shallows Mitts - perfect for last minute gift giving and super economical to make|
|Hypen - I see lots of these in my future - perfect for handspun!|
We are now in that lazy haze between Christmas and New Years, one of my favourite times of the year - nowhere to be and nothing that needs doing, plenty of time to reflect on the year that was and think about the year to come.
Next year I want to get back into blogging crafty stuff more frequently. I will still do the Australasian CTMH blog hops but I want to do more informal posts as well. I am giving myself permission not to do anything in March (which is already Mad March) and also in November/December which is when the wheels fell off this year!
I am beginning the year "Cold sheeping" to get my fibre stash under control (there may be more about that in a later post) - the plan is to use up lots of my stash on charity knitting in January!
I am hoping that the year ahead holds less stress, more gratitude, more appreciation for the sweet, simple things in life, a greater awareness of the preciousness of family time. I hope to learn to say "no" graciously, to master new technology, to be more confident in myself and my own abilities, to practise better sleeping habits and to try out some new recipes. So no New Year's Resolutions as such, but lots of thinking going on.
Where ever you are, who ever you are, may the year ahead be bright and full of potential.