Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Welcome to 2019

2018 was another year full of changes. Nothing drastic, but we’re still feeling the ripples brought about by our move across the country in 2017. One thing that hasn’t changed this year is that I’ve continued to create:

  • 20 hand-stitched flower blocks for The Hexagon Project
  • 5 coasters
  • 2 quilts made, plus 1 repaired
  • 2 pairs of panties
  • 2 cushions
  • 1 tunic
  • 1 dress
  • 1 teddy bear
  • 1 lining for a felted bag
  • 1 pillow
  • 1 placemat
  • 1 luggage tag

  • 5 tops, one of which will be shared in early 2019
  • 4 pairs of socks
  • 4 hats
  • 2 basket liners
  • 1 pair of mittens
  • 1 teddy bear
  • 1 rug

  • 511 yards of two-ply mystery wool
  • 185 yards of two-ply merino wool

My best nine pics from Instagram in 2018 are almost all knitting projects.

I read four art-related books, knit more blocks onto my scrap blankets, and made a no-sew fabric ornament. I finished setting up my sewing space, then organized my fashion fabrics and clothing patterns in Trello. I updated the layout of this site in anticipation of releasing new knitting patterns.

What I didn’t do was actually release those new patterns. I also didn’t explore local art museums and events as I had hoped. I plan to correct both of those in 2019.

I’ve enjoyed getting back to more sewing after having my machine packed and inaccessible for so long. But my new sewing space is in the basement. I don’t like to spend time alone down there when the rest of my family is home, which means I’m still not sewing as often as I would like.

I want to continue to find ways to use the sock yarn I have left over from previous projects, and I want to knit more warm-weather tops. The wool chair socks I knit last year are starting to wear through; I need to either mend or recreate them. Perhaps an acrylic yarn would hold up better?

I’ve been itching to do some spinning, and the bobbin lace pillow has been calling my name. I haven’t tried any exercises from the tatting book I bought before we moved, and I keep coming across my quilling supplies.

All that to say, I’m not sure yet what you’ll see on this blog in 2019. I’m settling into a new normal, and the items I make reflect what our lives call for or allow at a given time. I can’t foresee what I’ll make, but I know that I’ll keep making.

I wish the best for you and yours in 2019! What do you have planned for the new year?

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