Goals, Sort of
I dislike making New Year’s goals with a fiery dislike. I don’t like making them, because here comes March, and my goal-efforts stopped back somewhere around GroundHog Day.
This year, I’m trying something a wee bit more attainable:
I’m going to finish some of the knitting WIPs scattered around my house. I’ve gotten out about ten or so WIPs, organized them in bags with instructions, notions, and whatever else I will need to finish them. Each bag is labelled with a little hang-tag. I can do the projects in any order; however, I can only work on one project at a time. One exception: If the knitting project I am focussing on is a Must Concentrate Don’t Bother Me project, and I need mindless knitting for waiting or being in a car, I can then work on a mindless project. However, only one mindless project.
Focus, focus, focus. I hope this will help me get some things DONE!!
Another sub-rule: I can work on One Spinning Project, One Sewing Project, One Must Concentrate Knitting Project and one Mindless Project, all in the same timeframe. But ONLY ONE project per area. Focus on one at a time.
Hopefully when Mr. Groundhog Shows Up, I’ve have a wee stack of Finally Finished Objects waiting to show him.
Speaking of which……..ta – DA!!
Behold: A Finished Hiro
Pattern: Hiro, by Julia Farwell-Clay.
Modifications: Semi-shawl collar; opposite-colour cuffs, body shaping.
Yarn: Knitted Wit.
Oh, you want to see it on me, do you?
I had superb mentors and consultants from beginning to end. Here, Tim tries to decide if the buttons meet with his satisfaction. (These buttons are by Melissa Jean.)
As it happens, all of us liked the single button at the top; Tim wanted to use other buttons all the way down.
Zoe and Tim take a moment to calculate the snuggle-factor of the sweater.
Another button collection. All three of these are by Denny McMillan. (Yes, THAT Denny.)
Or how about this?
Then the design team met to make the final decisions. (You can see which buttons we chose in the first picture, the one of me wearing the sweater!)
I absolutely loved knitting this sweater. Someday I want to do it again using a gradient of natural coloured wools.
Mostly, however: I’m so proud to be done with this!
We shall completely ignore the fact that this was supposed to be my Rhinebeck 2013 sweater. Thank you.
~ Brooklyn’s Botanic Gardens have some rare and beautiful plants on display.
~ One doesn’t normally expect a TV show to construct costumes with expensive fabrics, and an eye for detail that would make a museum curator cry. These, however, are exquisite.
~ Short, but adorable: Black Faced Lambie
~ Powerful. Who are you, and who are you not?
~ And last but not least: Finding Nemo, starring kittens instead of fish.
I’ll have more of everything next time, including a Quilt Update, and more wacky stuff as usual.
STAY WARM, you folks who live in cold/snowy places. The rest of you: APPRECIATE BEING WARM, ‘kay?