One Week In
So here we are one full week into 2012. I have lost one further skein of yarn weight, but I had to rip back one of my projects and start again. The shawl for my friend Sylvia's grandchild had a yarn join with which I just wasn't happy. It was near the start and very visible so I took the decision to start over. I will certainly take much more care next time. This will certainly slow down my diet progress, but I will be so much happier with the end result.
One project which is going well is the shawl I am knitting for my friend Yvonne. It is growing quickly now that the rows are much shorter.
The first of my mystery KAL's will begin tomorrow and I am excited to see the first clue and to get started. It will be such fun to watch the shawl grow and see the pattern emerge. I have a long distance knitting buddy for this project. My awesome kayaking friend Laurie in Canada and I will be cheering each other along every step of the way.
I have also taken on a Pay it Forward challenge for 2012. This is where you make something for the first 5 people who reply to your post, in this case it was on Facebook. They in turn offer you the chance to reply to them and you get a handmade good in return. I have until the end of 2012 to make my 5 things, so plenty time and it gives me a plan for the year. Spreading the love of crafting around the world.
Talking of plans, this year I think I will try to complete one shawl every month, or 12 in 12. As I already have 3 on the needles I hope I can manage this challenge to myself. This will be alongside all my other projects. Hey I love to knit.
Stay safe and happy crafting.