Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Cheers to 2012!

Whew! The past month has sure been busy, but in a very good way. As usual I was finishing up projects on Christmas Eve, the boys' Mukluk Slippers included (hard-copy of the parrern also at the shop). The directions were great, and they worked up beautifully and quickly in Universal's Deluxe Bulky (also at the shop). My personality, however, remains the same: procrastinating, and only finishing with the added pressure of a (holiday) deadline!

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I tucked these little guys, along with a book, into handmade pillow cases* and presented them to the boys on Christmas Eve. They were very well received, which warmed my heart more than anything.

*The pillow-case idea came from a friend--she had shared during knitting group how she would make her children, nieces and nephews pillow cases for Christmas. I thought that it was a wonderful idea!

I truly enjoy the winter holiday season, but I also find a new year very refreshing. It doesn't hurt that we have had beautiful weather here in northern New Mexico! I am already planning my spring projects (sweaters without sleeves--yay!), while trying desperately to finish all of my UFOs stashed away.

My crafting goal for 2012: one garment per month. This may include UFOs from last year (or two years ago, perhaps three...), brand new projects, and/or projects for others. I'm just really focused on the utilitarian aspect of garments at the moment.

What are your crafting goals for 2012? I would love to hear them!

Cheers to 2012,

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