Monday, January 27, 2014

Sexxxy Librarian Week

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 Round Up

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 hats
3 sweaters
2 cowls
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

Happy New Year!

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!