*~*~*Happy New Year!*~*~*
It’s 2nd January, 2016 is all brand new and shiny! I love the sense of possibility and brand-new-notebook-and-pen feeling the first few days always bring.
As I wrote my 2015 gallery post on New Year’s Eve, I realised that there were lots of planned crafty things I hadn’t done during the year. I’m going to write down a list of 16 goals for 2016. This is mainly to make sure the ideas and plans I have don’t get left aside. I’ll maybe revisit the list as the year goes on, or just sum up how it went at the end.
1: Re-edge my Rhubarb Ripple blanket properly
2: Learn how to tat lace.
I bought a tatting shutting in the end of summer sale in John Lewis (£1!) the packet hasn’t even been opened.
3: Do something with my blocks from my 200 Blocks CAL
There are roughly 125 as we quickly realised the book’s title is slightly misleading. But 125 are plenty and I’m quite embarrassed that as the organiser of the CAL I never did get around to joining any, or all.
4: Knit socks, or have a go
5: Dye some yarn
For Christmas I received a dyeing kit and some extra undyed merino sock and DK yarns.
6: Use my sewing machine again.
7: Attend a workshop or class (any)
8: Join a Knit & Natter group for a session
9: Knit something with one or more of my new skeins of yarn
10: Finish the ‘My Designs’ link page I started a while ago
11: Turn the failed hexagon a day blanket project into something else
12: Make another small cotton pot-holder
New saucepans with metal handles mean pot holders are necessary, not purely decorative.
13: Embroider something again
14: Make up the finished X stitch things
15: Decide about the Yorkshire blanket….redo? Undo and recycle? Give away?
16: Use up a good chunk of my yarn stash
It’s mostly leftovers from all those blankets.
If you also fancy writing 16 for 2016 please add a link in the comments below, so we can read your list too.
Have a very happy New Year all.