Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Happy New Year?

Yeah, so I failed at keeping up with this last year. :)

It wasn't my best year ever, to be honest but everything is changing this month, it seems: new web site design is up, brand new email addresses*, and hopefully, a new year that is better than the last one. Nothing tragic happened or anything last year but I've just been lost in the fog in certain ways.  (I think it's kinda crazy and sad how fast last year went by without me paying attention.)

I don't know that I've missed blogging per se but I have missed an outlet for keeping track of my projects and chatting with people. Especially because I finished OH SO MANY PROJECTS last year. (For me, at least.) I know people are jumping the blogging ship to move to Instagram but I never seem to remember to use that either! I'm super bad at the social medias thing. (I have NO IDEA how people keep up with multiple social media sites every single day. None. Zip. Zilch.)

So, I started going through what I finished this year in the hopes of getting it down before I forgot and the pile just grew and grew and grew.  

Some finished items...

My favorites were the Sled Dudes I finished last month: 
As you can see, no actual sled needed to finish. I popped the last one on a $0.99 black 'chalkboard tag' from the craft store that I dotted with white and it made a quick and easy gift for someone. 
Though......definitely not as many 'finished' finishes as I would like. Most of the items are smalls in an unfinished state:

Plus one totally random Bent Creek that's neither small or big and fits in with nothing theme-wise. lol

My knitting took a hit with all the stitching going on. I finished only a 'scant' three pairs of socks, my usual handful of Scrap Yarn Blanket Squares and one Christmas Stocking.

Just one stocking. The other stocking (mine) is a WIP but slow going. I'm mighty tired of colorwork at the moment. Particularly because I powered through that stocking with only one circular when it called for two. (I Magic Looped it which is totally a doable thing but very, very tedious to shift the circular cord around every half a row. Now I'm in so far it makes no sense to pay $$$ for a second circular when I'm this close to finishing the project so I'm just STUCK being miserable with it.)

Not seen: 2 colorworked 'Advent' mittens that I finished in December before I got the stocking done. SUPER CUTE project and well worth a peek for any knitters. I never had a hope or a pray to get a whole Advent calendar's worth of them done (I'd be happy with 8-10) but a lot of people DID finish the whole set and each grouping is more amazing than the last. The original set is done in red/white/oatmeal but so many people did them in brilliant, rich colors and ACK! I just love looking through the project pages on this! It's pure knitterly happiness.

Hmmm. I know there was something else I had in mind to put here but I've already forgotten it since I started uploading photos. The goes. Next up is to hopefully try and get back into leaving comments on all the pretty, pretty blogs I read everyday in my Feedly because I've been awful with that as well. (Sorry!)

 *Drat. Just remembered I have to change my email with Blogger as well. Grrr! My cable company got bought out and it's a NIGHTMARE trying to change 10 years of internet history to a new email before the old mail servers get deleted.