Tuesday, July 1, 2008

6 Months to Go...

Since half the year is over, let's take a look at how I'm doing with my 2008 crafty resolutions.

1) Finish the following UFOs:

Update: Three out of four ain’t bad. Here’s hoping I get the shawl done before August.

2) Make, block and stiffen 25 snowflakes (and yes, the two I've already made count toward the 25)

Update: Honestly? I’ve had absolutely no desire to make snowflakes right now.

3) Learn to knit socks on double pointed and circular needles.

Update: I tried – but the patterns in the book I had were for DPNs and I was working with circulars. I’m hoping I can get this resolution started again.

4) Organize my yarn, books and other crafty supplies in the new craft room

5) Make a shawl from the Amazing Crochet Lace book

Update: I have the yarn for this; now I just need the time to start and finish it!

6) Go to MS&W 2008 (this is a no-brainer)

7) Complete the following new projects:
  • Make at least 1 blanket for donation (charity TBD)
  • Baby blanket for Mindy Jr.
  • Crochet a rug from the yarn bought at the 2006 MS&W
  • Complete A-Z pillows for baby Brodie
  • Crochet Christmas stockings (but this one is a bit iffy)

  • Instead of a blanket, I made a hat for charity. But have I mailed it yet? Nope. Guess I should get on that.
  • The A-Z pillows turned out to be too big so I’m going to frog the “A” I started and use the colorful yarn for something else (yet to be determined).
  • A rug and Christmas stockings? Not sure I’ll get to those or not.

So overall - not bad for 6 months. According to Ravelry, I've only completed 9 projects since January. Wow... I don't know how I feel about that. I feel like I've been crocheting and knitting quite a bit. It just seems I don't have much to show for it except a handful of UFOs. Here's hoping the next 6 months are a bit more productive.


The Queen of the Snow Cows said...

9 projects in six months is fantastic. Many of those projects were sizeable.

I keep meaning to send you my sensational socks book...it has instructions for two circs and dpns. It's awesome.

Sam said...

Ooooooo! That book sounds fabulous! I really have to get on the sock train soon.