Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Lucky 13

2013 is lucky.

I have decided.

And once I decided- I started winning things! Like 10 bottles of wine! (YES!) and an organizational binder (did I mention that 2013 is also organized?), and a quilting book!! (did I mention that 2013 is also about CRAFTING?!) (thanks www.sewmamasew.com  and www.callherhappy.com for the winnings and the inspiration!)
Country Cottage Quilting by Lynette Anderson, and  my new  duo 2 in 1 organizer- folder and binder in one! Perusing my winnings while drinking some of them!

And 2013 is about de-stashing. And at the moment that means knitting....... (but quilting- you are next!)
And that means that I finally finished my 'Everyday Hoodie' (by Blue Sky Alpacas). It took me 2 years to complete this project (and a LOT of frogging and re-knitting). But I finished it and I LOVE it. I did it in a similar coloured merino and I love it so much I think that I will knit it again! Its probably the 3rd sweater that I have knit- and definitely the best one ever! It really worked out! Of course when I had the sleeves on 4 (4!) needles and it was all complicated I never took any photos. It seemed to be on those danged needles forever, but then all so the sudden they were done! And the next instructions were 'sew in sleeves'! I had been trying to get to this point for ALMOST 2 YEARS! and I had made it! woot!

I am also finishing up 'That Vest'. It's a really cool vest that is easy to knit like a scarf, but you can wear 2 ways- short or long! I just have to finish a few rows and then sew on some gorgeous leather buttons that I bought to complete it. ( I should be doing this NOW, but I am actually blogging which is something of a miracle in itself- even though I LOVE blogging!) The 2 year sweater and blogging seem to be giving me the same problem- I get to a difficult part, I think that I can't do it and then I try to avoid it for as long as I can. When I eventually DO pick it up its just like riding a bike- and everything just flows back in place. And as you can see with the knitting- I actually get it done.

And so it shall be with blogging- (because 2013 is also the year of blogging!)

And last but not least- 2013 is the year of inspiration! I have found SO MANY new creative and crafty blogs in the last month it is nothing but INSPIRATIONAL! I am amazed at all of you productive, crafty women out there who have time to blog and raise kids and work and CREATE so many amazing things that inspire me!

cheers ladies! I plan to give a shout out and links to some of my faves in the coming weeks! (as soon as I figure out how to do it!)

My 2013 day planner! May the force be with you!!!!

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