New beginnings … new inspiration
You may remember last year’s knitting year’s resolutions … well … here you go people – here’s my knit list for 2013! And yes. I can hear you laughing so hard you are snorting, falling off your chairs, and blowing coffee (or whatever you are drinking) out your nose. BUT A GIRL HAS GOT TO DREAM OK?!?!
Be warned this list is BIG. And for good reason. I like a challenge, and I figure that considering I have whipped up three projects already this year (yes, this year) I’m thinking that maybe I have half a chance. (actually, if I am honest, it’s because I just couldn’t whittle the list down any further, so … whatever).
Some projects are big & blankety, some are complicated cardigans, some are simple (potentially boring) sweaters, some are little things, practical things, impractical things and there is a hat – which I will probably never wear.
So, there’s a lot right? And it doesn’t include what is currently on my needles … oops, just add 3.
But in making my knit list, I’ve realised a few things:
I like yellow very much (which is good);
I like stripes very much (which is good);
and I am possibly suffering from significant self-delusion (which is bad).
I prefer to knit than crochet, which is the complete opposite to last year (which is interesting …);
I love fine yarn (which is great isn’t it, if you are trying to push through a “million” projects in 12 months);
and that this, knitting stuff, thinking about knitting stuff, and planning to knit more, makes me happy (which is a freaking brilliant revelation!).
And can I tell you, this year is all about being happy … I can’t wait to share these finished projects with you (happy), I can’t wait to share with you other projects, events and happenings at Threads & More (happier), and I can’t wait to share a year of happiness through craftiness (happiest).
Happy New Year everyone, may it be exactly that!
Column 1: Cuckoo Clock Pillow by Betsy Farquhar, Doily Bunting by A la Sascha, Color Affection by Veera Valimaki, Ida’s Kitchen by Kirsten Kapur, Scallops of the Sea by Katie Canavan, Carnaby Street by Lori Versaci