One Hundred and Eighty

Photo by Samuel Zeller on Unsplash

2017 was not my best year when it came to crafting projects as life got in the way.

I’ve been trying to compile a list of WIPs that I have started or bought the materials to start so I can get cracking on them. At the start of each new year, EatSleepKnit launches a new Yarnathon which sends me into a tizzy planning and plotting. In one of the chat groups, there was a question to list down the fantasy goals we had for the year (and the more boring realistic goals). This was mine:

Fantasy Goals

Hue Shift Afghan KAL
All 4 ESK KALs with bonus stars and max yardage
Finish other 2 blankets I have started (First I need to find it)
Finish other patterns + yarns I bought (some since 2015)
Finish a cross stitch project for a friend (since 2015 or 2014 – I have forgotten)
Get some progress on my other cross stitch projects
An Estonian shawl
One Ring Scarf
MMario’s Peacock Shawl – which I’ve been hankering over for years
Hitofude
Stop adding to my que
Stop buying new materials until I finish current ones

Semi-realistically:
2x Gothic Lace Cowl for bonus points
Maybe a Harvest for yardage
Finish last year’s Flax light by May for man’s birthday
Find pawprint and finish it, LONG HAUL!
Spirits of Life CAL
1 pair of Hermione socks

So… I took a long holiday in January, went back to work unexpectedly in February and have been swamped by work ever since. I also had 2 additional projects that I had to do for various reasons, which had looming deadlines.

Would you want to guess how many projects I accomplished from the above list or the status of any of them?

An Epic January


As I write this, I am half sleep no thanks to the jetlag and over 28 hours of travelling. I am also feeling really hot now that I am back near the equator. It was an epic holiday (checked Niagara Falls off the bucket list). I am still wishing I was in cold cold Canada. It was such lovely weather, agrees with me completely.

What is a crafter to do when she is on holiday? Shop for craft supplies obviously! I managed to go to:


Oh, it was so fun to squish all those yarns in real life since my LYS and craft stores don’t carry those brands. Therefore, I milked the opportunity for all it was worth and came back with a luggage full of items. I didn’t think yarn could weigh so much ☹ The fun part begins soon – what will these supplies become? A hat? A scarf? Belt? The possibilities are endless I tell you!

Unfortunately, my daily grind motor refuses to start, so I am randomly looking at possible new projects (like I don’t have enough WIPs) or just trying to clean my house after being away for about a month. I’ll be back to work soon on new items for the store and hopefully an upcoming pop up store.