I am in Quebec right now--sitting in my FIL's Chalet, watching Law and Order while little man sleeps.
Princess B and hubby have gone skiing and I am enjoying some quiet with the sattelite.
(Channel over load--oh wait
Danger Bay is on...I loved that show as a kid... Canadians? are ya with me?)
So, I finished the baby hat and it's so cute!
I think the surprise element has been lost since the baby's Mom reads this blog--but if your name starts with J and you are my friend and you want to be surprised...stop reading.
The picot edge is my favourite.
Cute little yarn leftovers.
So all my Christmas knitting is done and I am making some mittens for little man.
When we get back tomorrow night I might selfishly spend the whole night spinning since the Lendrum has to go back to the guild on Wed.
I sold my handspun bamboo that was in the shop. Actually when we got back from Christmas I had a pleasant surprise in a big order that included 2 of my handspuns (the first sales of handspun!) and some yarns.
I was feeling discouraged and wondering what the fate of my Etsy shop was. I was thinking there was no point in dyeing if the stuff I was dyeing wasn't selling--but I have some new ideas for colourways and want to get the dyepots going.
So, that's my Christmas knitting finale.
Since it is New Years Eve, I have been thinking of knitting goals for 2008.
a) I NEED to finish Ribby Cardi. It has been hibernating since the Spring and needs finishing.
b) I have another sweaters worth of yarn (some FREE Cascade 220 that I got from the Good Yarn Karma blog).
c) a tank for the summer that I swatched for but didn't start.
a) I have some laceweight that was won from a blog--and I need to find a good pattern and just get to it.
b) I also have some hand-dyed lace to knit up.
a) Learning to spin for a specific project (ie; worsted/woolen, spinning for a specific WPI)
b) Spinning for a big project--likely a sweater. There are some tutorials on Knittyspin that outline steps for spinning for a sweater and since I have about 5 pounds of Superwash Merino roving that I can dyed any colour I want--what is stopping me???
I'm also going to just be using stash yarn. From the list above, I certainly have enought to get me through an entire year's worth of personal projects.
The only yarn I would buy this year would be for gifts that I can't handspin.
I have one test knit project to do this January that I will be buying yarn for--but that will be a gift for later this year...so it doesn't count...
What are your knitting/spinning/crafty goals for this year???