Source: In the Beginning…
To start off this post, I will start with showing how much I got done off of last year’s list of New Year’s Resolutions!
1) CRAFTING goals
◦Knit at least ONE adult sized sweater
SOOO I haven’t finished it yet, but I AM working on one! :)
◦Knit one dress/super long shirt (I have about 4 in mind..)
If you count my baby dress, I did it!
◦Knit my first pair of socks!!
1/2 finished. Almost..
◦Attend the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival!
Although I REALLY tried to go, it just didn’t work out last year. Maybe this year?
◦TRY to decrease the size of my yarn stash
HAHAHHA I can’t believe this was a goal.. I think it’s doubled..
◦Do not fail any classes
I failed this goal….
◦Get an interior design internship(hopefully paid..)
Didn’t happen, but definitely will this year!
Again I say, HAHHAHA
◦Fix my car?
I actually got a NEW (used) car.
SO over all, I probably finished about half of what I wanted to accomplish in 2013. But that’s okay, because A LOT happened! Adopting a dog, buying a car, moving out on my own again.. and that’s just the biggest things that happened. Wow.
Now I will recap my favorite projects of this past year:
This will always be a favorite baby hat of mine, I think I could knit it again and again. I have done a few of them this past year for random customers, they all turn out beautifully.
This hoodlet belongs on here again! I am still in love with it. I had to send it away to the customer who ordered it, but it is the best thing I’ve made to date.
And then, I have too many things on my needles laying around everywhere to even count them all.. you can count on that being one of my resolutions for this year!! But I need to get the sweater done before I start/finish anything else! And I have a new cute idea for my etsy shop, since I am really getting tired of doing custom knits for people. >:) Evil plans in the making.. hehehe
Until next time,
p>Wow, how time flies! I have not been posting for a while, yet it seems like I just did my previous post.. Anyway.
I have more FO’s to show off ;)
First off, here is a baby hat I have just recently finished for a customer.
The husband contacted me wanting a wrestling-themed hat for their newborn announcements. I loved this idea!! I had so much fun with it. I made the base of the hat from a mouse hat pattern I found and made up the mask myself. I think it turned out really well! This is my second favorite project I have done, following the woodland caplet I made last year.
I've made little progress on my cowboy cowl. Or maybe I just think it's little because it's taking so long.. I seem to be close to finishing it. I have also started a cute tutu dress that looks to be turning out well.
I also went on a yarn shop hop recently. LOVE. I spoiled myself rotten with all the yarn and goodies I bought. HEHE :)
Here, in near-end April, it is snowing. It’s actually a blizzard out there. All I can think is, Come on, I just want to be able to sit outside in the sun and knit! ~Sigh~ Spring has to come eventually, right?
Anyway, an update on what’s on my needles…. I seem to be accumulating things. I feel very ADHD when it comes to knitting. Really. I have 6 projects going. SIX!
Why do I do this to myself? I get bored easily, that’s why! I am almost finished with the cowl part of the Cowboy Cowl pattern that I am doing for a little contest:
I have kind of given up on a crochet scarf (treenah) that I talked about last time.. Crochet may be a great get away from knitting, but knitting is my true love. I also have a half finished cap earwarmer and the very start of a baby sweater in a drawer that I don’t want to open. Why don’t I want to finish these things? I have no answer for you there. I think I need to sit down, suck it up, and finish them!
So, with all of these things going on, I would naturally sit and finish them like I say, right?
I start on my first pair of socks!
This yarn has been in my stash for almost a year, calling out my name. The other day I decided I couldn’t take it anymore, I just needed to use it. I love the self patterning yarn. And I wanted my very first pair of socks to look kind of goofy, so this yarn was chosen a while ago. LOVING KNITTING SOCKS. I definitely should have knit them sooner ;)
With this quarter finishing up and one more final left, I have the confidence that I’ve done well; My 3D Design class was the craziest and yet I made it through it!! :) Here are the pictures of what I’ve created::
There were 9 things we had to build in all, and these are three of them(technically four since the thing inside the concrete block was due the week before). I am VERY glad to be done with this class! With a very good grade, I might add. Although this class was crazy, it made me think in very different ways and got me to build things without any glue like connections.
In other news, I am currently working on the popular Cowboy Cowl.
If this turns out as wonderful as this photo, I am planning on entering it in the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool festival! Here’s to hoping. :)
I am also working on my crochet skills with this beauty:
The pattern is http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/treenah On ravelry and it looks like a good beginner pattern. So far, so good!
See ya next time, knitters!
SO.. I finally got a puppy Great Dane! :) Her name is Nali and she’s only about 3 1/2 months old and mostly white.
NO, she’s not blind and/or deaf. I’ve read a lot of places that most great danes that are this white are at least of the two, but mine surprisingly isn’t. I will love her forever, no matter her condition. :)
Not a whole lot going on in the knitting world, between my puppy, schooling, and work I have very little time. But I an trying to get a cinnamon scone cowl done for my mother and then I would like to start on a dog sweater for my dane.
Oh, I also have a baby sweater on the needles that isn’t going very fast.. I think we all have a project like that though.. ?
(XOX) until next time