A Brand New Year

December 30, 2012

I have been thinking over the past few weeks about what the new year will be like and what projects I should focus on. 2012 was a total flop for me for finishing all the new projects I started and the WIP stack is near to toppling over. I guess this year I am making a pledge to myself that I will not start any new projects (except the one SAL I signed up for) until I finish at least 2 WIP’s. Stash acquisition I will try to keep to a minimum (we will see how that goes) and use of things in my stash comes first. I have multiple large bins stuffed with patterns and I really should stitch some of those before I buy new ones. (The new ones are sooooo tempting though.) These are my stitching resolutions for 2013.

I think this will be my most challenging year!!!

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I finished a band sampler RR piece from last year. After Christmas will be my time to do the finishing of the Sampler into a bell pull.

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I just had to add the flowers and birds to the bottom tip area. Since there were six stitchers in the group I knew I needed 2 more birds. Instead of 4 fat friends it became 6 fat friends.

I also worked on another round of the Band Sampler RR for this year.

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This is for Karen’s Sweetheart Tree Summer Band Sampler. It looks so pretty in person. All the colors are off in my picture.

Another girl in the lab that I work at is having a baby. I finished one of the gifts that I am knitting for her. The Rabbit and sweater, the blanket it not quite done yet.

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I also finished a tunisian crochet washcloth, it is made out of a very soft yarn, Bamboo Silk so it is very soft and drapey.

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I am just starting to learn some of the different stitches that are part of the tunisian crochet repertoire. I have been crocheting since I was 14 or 15 years old and I never tried this kind of crocheting before. Well I guess it is never too late to learn something new.

Well that is what I have finished since the last post. I have been working on a crop sweater for my daughter for Christmas which is about 2/3 done. It is a real fast knit although the directions were a bit difficult to decipher until I go used to them. I am also stitching on a project I started way back in January, Nora Corbett’s “R” also for my daughter but she will probably not get this until her next birthday.

No new RR’s for the new year. I just need a small break due to some stresses at home and work. I will try to get more of my own personal stitching, knitting and crocheting done in the New Year.

I may get another posting done before the new year, but if I don’t I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year.