Saturday, January 8, 2011

2011 Project #1

My crafting is getting off to a great start. I have completed two triangle shawl/scarves. This one is for me. The bright one is for my older sister. I am going to start on one for my younger sister later today. I wear min as a triangle scarf, but they are also perfect for wearing as shawls.


These are quick projects that really only take 2-3 days to complete. Not only am I on a crochet kick but I’m also on a never ending quest to cut down my stash. I did a pretty good job of it this past year but a trip to the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival and a visit to Webs in Northampton, Mass derailed me a bit.

But this year, I am tackling it with a greater desire for organized storage space. I am starting the year off with a total of 75 yarns in my stash as listed in Ravelry. All of my yarns are listed there with the exception of the cotton I purchased during the holidays. Some of the 75 yarns are single skeins. Some are 10 skeins or more. The stash number only decreases when all skeins of a particular yarn have been used or given away or in some other way out of my hands. I still have more of the JoJo Land yarn used to make my scarf, but the yarn used to make my sister’s was just one skein of Noro sock yarn. So, I’m down to 74. We’ll see how things go in the new year.

How are you all doing on your stash?

Monday, January 3, 2011

Making Changes

It’s about time for an update to the blog. I’ve got lots of things to talk about in the coming year and I need a nice new look to welcome it all in. Happy New Year to you all. Are you looking forward to 2011?

I still have some thinking to do before I have my ultimate to-do list for the year but as a minimum I’m hoping this year brings these things my way.

--less debt
--more savings
--a husband (counting down to September 30!)
--a new job

More to come on that list. What’s on your resolution list?