What a miserable first day of the year! It's +6C, and it's raining. It was like that for the last two days, and the snow is almost gone. There were fewer fire works last night too, due to the fog, and rain I guess. But it was enough to make Denny bark his head off every time. None of the pups where afraid though, and that's good!
If I could, I would have held on to 2010 a little longer, if only because the years seem to go by more quickly now, which means getting older more quickly too. Days just fly by in a blur. If I've counted right, I've finished 36 knitted/crochet projects, which is about half of what I did the two years before, but I did a lot more spinning.
I've knit 11 shawls, which was one more than the 10 shawls in 2010 challenge called for. It was an easy challenge. I've won two prizes, and if I'm lucky, I might win something again in the two last drawings for this challenge. Now I can't say, I'm never winning anything, again. I finished the 1oth shawl some time during summer. I've thought about it, and joined the 11 shawls in 2011 this year, simply because I will be knitting shawls anyway.
I've set myself some goals for this year. I hope I'll stick to it too.
1. have my own personal sock club: I'll try to knit one pair of socks each month, with yarn from my stash, and the pattern from one of my sock books or magazines
2. I'll try to knit projects from individual bought patterns, which I have not knit yet, also from stash
These individual bought patterns are several shawl patterns, among others. I've also joined Romi Hill's Pin's & Lace club this year. I LOVE her designs.
Last years "Year of Lace 2010" was a little bit of a bust for me, since I'm still waiting for the last installment, and I did not knit any of the patterns, since they did not "wow" me. The yarn was always nice, except the first installment, which I quickly overdyed.
I'm also going to participate in Wandering Cat Yarns Knitalong, since I have their yarn in my stash, and we can knit whatever we like, as long as it's with WCY to qualify. Easy! ;o) More info on this can be found in their Ravelry group.
And whatever time is left for crafting will be used for spinning, and I hope it's a lot! I'm telling myself to NOT buy any more fiber, only what I'll get in through fiber clubs, and that's enough!
So, this part of my life through 2011 is sorted out. Let's see how it goes! :o)
I hope the Year 2011 will be good to us all!