Monday, January 27, 2014
All this week my pattern, Sexxxy Librarian is on sale for $3!!!!
Head over to Holla Knits to snag yourself a copy at this amazing deal of a price.
Also check out the Holla Knits Blog each day for a new segment all about Sexxxy Librarian.
Today's is all about Spring Styling, which if you are anywhere near where I live you, you want to be thinking about warm things right about now (I know I do.)
Saturday, January 18, 2014
2013 was a rough and transitional year for me personally and professionally and I can see that reflected in my finished knit projects for the year.
In 2013 I knit:
4 baby sweaters
2 pairs of arm warmers
2 baby blankets
1 baby dress
For a grand total of:
18 Knit Items.
Compared to the 25 I knit last year that's 7 less projects. I've also made a TON of baby stuff this year (people in my life are having babies like crazy.) I don't see that trend stopping anytime soon, so I expect my list next year will have just as much baby stuff on it.
I'm hesitant to set a specific number goal for next year. I can say that I would like to be be knitting MORE.
I also have quite a few projects that I have started that I would like to finish. Currently I have 3 sweaters on the needles in different stages of completion, so I'd like to tie up those lose ends.
I plan on knitting more for the holidays next year, and hopefully designing a few of my own items. I don't really have a specific direction I'm traveling except to know that I'd like to do MORE.
As much as I'm focusing on MORE I also want to continue to do more with what I already have, so continue to look for knitting out of the stash and hopefully checking some selfish sweaters off the list for myself.
Here's to a new year (almost a month in!) and lots of new projects on the horizon.
Thursday, January 2, 2014
2013 was a hard year for me.
I got divorced, I settled back into living in Minneapolis, I settled into living with my parents, I changed careers.
some of those things I talked about here, some of those things I didn't, more often than not I wasn't really here.
I knit, some, some of which I documented, some of which I didn't. But I wasn't as focused or nearly as organized or PRESENT as I would have liked.
So I'm embracing 2014 with the gusto and love of a new best friend.
I've got all kinds of plans and lists and ideas, and everything's just bubbling beneath the surface. Everything's waiting to come out.
Last year I had all these ideas of what I was going to do craft wise. Most of them I didn't accomplish.
I wrote this in the back of my journal last year:
- Do more with less
- Care for myself
- Take Action
- Look in, not out
and I think I've meet those goals much more fully.
so 2014. I think I'm keeping the same short list, with a few additions. I want to remember to dream, and laugh, I want to be better at managing my money. I want to not sweat the small stuff, to be my best self, to love.
Here's to a new year and a new start!