So, what *did* I do last year? And, did I meet my resolutions from 2013? Let me revisit my resolutions, and let's see how faithful I was to them...
"And, my 2013 New Years Resolutions...knitting- publish a few more patterns, learn brioche knitting. Crochet - do a bit more of it. Sewing- sew a pair of perfectly fitting jeans/trousers, drape 1 dress or outfit. Quilting- finish quilting the 2 quilts from last year and make 1 quilt. Design - learn more about WordPress to create an online shop"Knitting - I definitely published more patterns than I was expecting: Lustig Hat and Gloves, Squishy Cabled Vest, Easy Lace Loop/Cowl, Rosita Hat and Mittens, Bow Slouch, Columbina Camisole, Tyrian Loop, and Laren Fingerless Mitts... phew! And, two projects still aren't published... more about that in the near future.
|Rosita Hat & Mittens, photo copyright Knitscene/ Harper Point|
Crochet - I used it more frequently this year, and I made a few amigurumi gifts and used crochet as a border in some of my own projects.
Quilting - I did way more quilting than I thought I could! I learned to free-motion quilt and I finished a bed-sized brown quilt, a mini lap version, the blue sampler quilt, a baby quilt, and a double-wedding ring quilt for a friend.
Design- I finally got my portfolio site transferred to WordPress, but I still haven't created an online shop. Anyone have advice on easy PDF distribution systems with templates on WP? Also, I redesigned my crochet font StitchinCrochet(PRO), and released it!
2014... Truth be told, I don't know what resolutions I should make. I am anticipating some big changes in my life, and the only things I can hold onto at the moment seem very vague...
1) make some art: get back into pen and ink, finish digital illustration commissions
2) make some things with yarn: finish hand-knit projects, use machine to stash bust
3) make some things with fabric: continue on the quilting and sewing goodness track
4) blog more efficiently and step away from the internet traps (facebook and cheesy news sites)
|Happy New Year!|