Tuesday, January 15, 2013


When I think of last year, which is only a couple of weeks behind us, I can't but help to think of knitting and crochet projects that were left behind unfinished. I think I did quite well. I set a goal to do more finishing of projects and I did just that. How did you do?

I am a pattern starter junky. I mean I am always seeing another pattern I just gotta start. So that means there are still projects that are crying out 'when will you finish me'. But we won't go into those now.

As I said in one of my previous posts because of life's situation I hardly purchased any new yarn. So thank goodness my stash is not too big. If it was I would have more unfinished projects on the list to finish. But for me, especially now, my knitting and crochet is my big-time stress reliever. It doesn't matter how many projects I have as long as I am still enjoying my craft.

So what is on my needles that I can share?

For a new learn and new project, I knitted one of those ruffled scarves using the Starbella lace because a student wanted to know how to make one. Now I am crocheting one because another student wanted to know how to make it in crochet. I don't like the crochet one because it is harder to keep track of your stitches and as we know crochet is usually faster, but this is slower for me to make. It might also be when you don't truly have an interest in something that can slow you down.

I am making an adorable bolero for a baby from a Debbie Bliss book, Simply Baby.

I need to finish sewing up the other side and then picking up the outside stitches to make the edging.

Then I started my quest to prepare early for a baby shower that one of the guilds I had belonged to gives every year. You can read about a past event on Friday, May 13, 2011. So I have a couple of booties and preemie hats finished.

There are other projects I made and (believe it or not) finished throughout the year that you can see on the left hand side through my flickr account. Just click on the link.

So what's your story? Are you starting new goals to complete earlier projects? Are you looking at the number of projects you still haven't finished? Set goals as to keep your craft fun, relaxing and a stress reliever not a stress builder.

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