New Year Resolutions etc.

Yes, yes, I know, we’re a few weeks into January now and New Year Resolutions are usually made at the beginning of the year. Well I did make these at the beginning of the year, however I’ve only just round to blogging about it!

Last year I resolved to work from my stash and not buy any wool unless I needed to complete a specific project (eg. to make a present; a commission; or knit jumpers for little man and I couldn’t do this from my stash). I’m actually pretty pleased with how I did. I only bought about 6-8 balls of wool that I didn’t  need and some of those were to knit myself a couple of hats out of chunky wool which I didn’t have. Over all, I’d say that was a success. I wanted to do it to stop my stash getting any bigger (I hoard lovely wool). I managed to make a lot of things. Here are a few of my favourites:

IMG_0688Mittens to keep my hands warm 🙂

IMG_0579A Granny Square a day for a month (although I haven’t finished it yet).

IMG_0389My crochet daisies.

img_0147A crochet phone case.

IMG_0432And finally, my sofa blanket (I had a lot of wool in my stash!).

Hmm I’ve just realised that my favourite projects have all been crochet. I promise you I have been doing other things too, like sewing bags and dinosaur capes:

img_7956Poppy Bag (with poppy tutorial).

IMG_0725My gingerbread men.

IMG_0859I still love my dinosaur cape!

Ok well now for this years resolutions. I’m going to try to finish my Granny Square a Day blanket that I started and was one week away from completely when I was hit by awful morning sickness, had to stop and then couldn’t look at it again without feeling awful again (weirdly I can’t see anything to do with the Olympics for the same reason!). Anyway, I want to finish it in time for little miss and as I’m mostly feeling better now, I feel the time is right!

Secondly I am going to stop buying patterns and make things from the ones that I already have. I have a lot as I’m like a magpie when it comes to sewing, crochet and sewing patterns but this means that I have a lot of wonderful patterns waiting to be made. We’ll see how I do with this one, I think I’m going to find it quite hard!

I’d love to hear what your new year resolutions are and whether you have had much success in keeping them so far!

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