Happy New Year! Is it too late to wish you that?
2017 seems to have just flown by in a blur of yarn, fibre and sewing threads and here we are in 2018. I am really looking forward to the year ahead with two trips planned already. I am visiting the Edinburgh Yarn Festival and Shetland Wool Week. Lucky me!
I always feel duty bound to try at least one resolution each year. Last year I was on another yarn diet. I actually did quite well, managing a whole 7 months but a trip to Shetland and a visit to Jamieson’s shop broke me. Still I did manage to get rid/use up/ give away quite a lot of yarn.
This year I am going for 3 resolutions that should be achievable. First of all I am going to finish projects – at least two before I am allowed to cast another on. At the moment I have a cowl, a shawl, a scarf, three cardigans, a hat, another cowl and a pair of gloves on the go. If I’m really not in love with any of them I am going to rip and frog away.
Secondly I have signed up to Craftsy unlimited with my Christmas money and I am going to learn something new each month. Although I find the knitting classes don’t inspire me, the crochet sewing, bread baking and photography really float my boat. I hope to report back on each class I take, showing any new skills I have picked up and any flops.
Finally I am hoping to design my first garment. I have a pile of Spindrift somewhere that is earmarked for a top down, Fair Isle cardigan, but I need to do a bit of swatting, swatching and calculating before I start. I have never attempted a garment before because I have never felt I was a ‘proper’ designer, but I have decided to have a go, just to see if I can. I’m sure it’s going to be frustrating, humbling and great fun.
Here’s to a very creative year.