Thank you so much for your kind comments on my last post. I’ve missed sharing my projects and interacting with you all. It feels good to be back :-)
Unfortunately 2014 hasn’t got off to a great start for me. I’ve had a stinking cold for the past week and my mum was taken into hospital unexpectedly on Monday evening. Thankfully she is being allowed home today, although she’ll have to go back for more tests. The cold has meant I haven’t been able to visit her, which has been very frustrating.
I haven’t felt like doing anything this week, other than sleeping and reading a little, but I have been thinking about what I’d like to achieve in 2014. I’m not going to make resolutions, as I think you are setting yourself up to fail more often than not. However, I am going to set myself some goals on the understanding that it doesn’t matter if I achieve them or not. My theme for the year is “do more of what you love” and the goals, below, reflect that:
1. Wear red lipstick as often as possible. Not a difficult one to achieve! My red lipstick of choice is MAC Ruby Woo. Forever.
2. Learn to sew with knits. I’ve sewn with woven fabrics up until now and I’m scared of sewing with knits. I’d like to make some cosy tops and maybe even a dress.
3. Knit the perfect top down sock. I’ve knitted a lot of socks, but I have two issues with top down socks. Firstly, finding an elastic cast on that works and secondly, eliminating the annoying gap that occurs in the corners when picking up stitches from the heel for the toe section.
4. Read more. When I was younger, I read all the time (and I mean ALL the time – whilst eating, walking down stairs, etc). Now I read very little and it saddens me. Instead, I waste time surfing the internet or watching disposable tv programmes.
So there you go. Have you set any goals for the forthcoming year?
PS sorry for the lack of photo in this post. I’m not well enough to crawl out from under the duvet to take pictures just yet.