So here we are.....at the beggining of another Year of Projects......full of excitement, anticipation, enthusiasm.....square eyes from scouring Ravelry so hard!
I've spent some time clicking 'queue' mindlessly and then became a little shocked in how much I thought I could achieve in a year......my blanket-love has reared its ugly head and even I have to admit that eight blankets might be beyond me!
On this year's YOP list I want some challenges (knitting), colour, practical makes (presents) and enjoyment....hhhmmm!
Dream Stripes shawl
A Veera Valimaki jumper or cardigan, but I can't decide which!
Fiets Hand Shoes from Knitting Brioche book
Oor-flap Muts - from Knitting Brioche book
Ipod Hoodie - I think these may be a good pressie, so if it is straightforward then I may make a few.
Pinwheel Purse - another present idea
Slippers - I've looked at lots of patterns, but will try this one first
Big Snowy Owl - just because!
A pair of socks......I fancy trying some toe-up two-at-a-time....but we will see!
Ten Stitch Twist - I think this may be a pipe dream!
Owl scarf - so cute
Fingerless mitts - maybe these ones?
Blanket - oh dear!
Another blanket - are you seeing a pattern?
Cinderella - present idea
I have a vintage crocheted throw on the go, which I must finish and also from many moons ago, the famous Boring blanket, which proved so boring, it is still not finished!
I would love to make a few crocheted bags, probably as presents, but these are not exactly planned yet!
I know that as it stands, my list isn't completed by any means, and I also know that I will still fit in, lots of last minute quick crochet projects to keep me sane!
I've been working on a couple of tea cosies this week. This one I embellished with some pansies and simple flowers....the other one that continues to nag me, is clear in my mind, but proving harder to materialise! I will get there.....but it may take months!
I picked up a tea-cosy book from the library this week, and I have a suspicion that Tea-cosies may feature heavily in the next month or so!
Onto other things......yesterday we squeezed in our weekend ramble between showers, and although it was a little short , it was very sweet indeed.
The tide was right in, so not much space for dogs and boys to let off steam, so we took a wander up the coast path.
Crashing waves....good for the soul.....
My boys, big and middle have been adventuring this morning, look what they've got up to! This was a sponsered abseil to raise money for their cub group at a local castle from the 22m keep.
And finally.......for all you that entered my 100 post giveaway.....the winner......
Can you see, or do you need a zoom-in?
I'm so pleased that you won Sam I Am, blogging is made so much better with all the lovely comments left and your comments and encouragement are always appreciated!
I have often read peoples' thoughts on holding a giveaway and wanting to have a prize for everyone, and I have to say I'm in the same boat......as trite as it seems to say....I wish that I could give something to all my lovely readers......sorry.
Anyway.....that about wraps it all up.......I can't tell you how excited I am to start another Year of Projects......last year was brilliant.......this year will be better!