I accomplished so much over the Christmas holiday although it was at the expense of Fig and Thistle. I thought I’d share what I accomplished.
Persy’s blanket is finally finished. She opened up first things Christmas morning and very politely dropped it beside her into a pile. ERGH. Her blanket (that she doesn’t give two craps for) is now at school and she cuddles up with it at nap. I know it is only a blankie, but it took me forever to stitch partly because she wanted it every time I got it out.
I also crocheted five cowls for teachers. After working on the same knitting project for two years it was nice to crochet up some quick projects.
Currently I’m hard at work on Atticus’s rainbow granny square blanket. My goal is to have it done by the 15th of this month.
In addition to my yarn endeavors, I spent the holidays baking and sending out a massive amount of Christmas cards. I love Christmas cards, but I really need to get a better planning system in place for sending them off in time.
What’s Up Next:
I’ve thought of a good way to plan my projects out for the year. Instead of making a giant list (which I soon forget about) or a monthly list (which leaves me no time), I’ve decided to come up with project ideas in four month blocks: January – April, May – August, and then September – December. September – December will be all holiday gifts; I’ve learned that I need to allow at least that much time to get everything completed for the holidays.
Project Goals for January – April:
Complete Atticus’s rainbow blanket
Scarf for Sam
A granny stripe hat for Peapie
A grey cowl for Hope
Gobs of dishcloths
Embroidery and Sewing:
Baby bibs for at least two spring babies
Name wall-hangings for the kids’ rooms
Focus on sending birthday cards to dear friends and happy snail mail
Make non-shitty valentine cards for my kids’ classes
FINALLY hang up some photos of my adorable kids.
FINALLY make family and wedding photobooks.
Plan Persy’s second birthday party
Brew water kefir
Host book blogger swap (details coming up soon)
This is only a list of ideas. I know that things may change as the months go by, but at least it is a happy and inspiring start to the year.