I'm not a believer in resolutions. I think that you should just make promises to yourself. And not even just at New Year's. But whenever. I made the mistake last year of not making any promises at any time for anything. Hence, having a horrible year. For the year of 2011 I have made some promises to myself. They are...
-Do more! More knitting, crocheting, blogging, reading, walking, hanging out with friends, spending time with family, saving money, being grateful. More of all of it!
And that's pretty much it! I'm not going to promise to lost x amount of lbs. by this certain date, or promise that I'll eat healthier and exercise more. Anything to do with all that "stuff" will be decided by my doctor when I go for a check up later this month. Then, I will promise to stick to doctor's orders. I have a feeling the rules or orders I would set for myself would be alot harsher than what the doctor would, but then again, you never know.
On the craftiness front, I'm doing pretty good! I've managed to finish just a few things and have started quite a few. Oh, that reminds me, another promise! I'm promising to not have more than 3 projects going at once. It's just too much for me and I get burnt out and then don't finish anything. I'm hoping this way when I get bored with one project, I'll go to the other and so on with the third.
Here are some of the projects I've done, are still doing, or plan on doing:
Spiral Scrubbie - made for my mother. I got her a Paula Dean non-stick skillet for Christmas to complete her set. (She is obsessed with that woman, I have yet to see the appeal)
Sponge-y Scrubbie - for my aunt. She sent me a TON of cotton and nylon yarn and made me promise to make her some dishcloth/scrubbers in return. So far I've gotten this one (kind of) made. I have to put the sponge in the middle and sew up the sides to put it together. I'm also going to make her a spiral scrubbie as well.
Spice Solace Cap - made for myself. Started and finished on Christmas Eve! Super proud of myself for finishing it up all in on day!
Tiramisu Baby Blanket - Made for my dad's friend. Him and his wife are getting ready to welcome their first child, a daughter, in February. As you can see the main part of the blanket is pink. Soft pink by Caron Simply Soft, edging will be Chocolate (brown) by the same, and the ribbon a simple 1/2 inch wide silk ribbon.
Easy Peasy Socks for First Timers - I have yet to knit any socks! And that's what made me want to learn how to knit in the first place! I'm a little intimidated by it all. But I've been practicing and haven't done too bad so I'm promising myself to start them around February.
Sweet Loopy Scarf - I plan on starting this one ASAP as soon as I get the appropriate yarn.
Swirly Brooch - Already started, but ripped apart and thought I'd wait until I got the colors I like. Right now I only have black thread.
There's quite a few others but this has been a post and a half so I'll save some for later. Many blessings and good luck to everyone in the new year!