Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year!

So here we are in 2010! Some people have been busy writing resolutions and goals for the New Year, I'm not really someone who bothers with all that much and I don't feel that you have to set yourself goals to feel you have achieved something, it's really down to the individual.

I didn't consciously set any goals for 2009, and if you look at my knitting projects there are probably less projects finished last year to the 3 years recorded previously, but if you look at my Handpainted Fibre Set you can see just how productive I really was. Then add to that a few scarves and a several skeins of yarn and I actually achieved quite a bit. I've put together a little photo mosaic of some of the projects, I think my Clapotis is missing at the moment. It must be in flickr as its in my Ravelry projects but sometimes it's like looking for a needle in a haystack when I haven't added it to the right set. I think I may just put knitting, weaving and handspun for 2010 in a Set of their own together rather than have a set for each!

I am happy that everything I did in 2009 enriched my well being. My spinning has really improved and I've made a start with weaving....but 2010 needs to have some new challenges ...I may not achieve all of them, but I am trying to set myself achievable goals as oppose to setting my sights on something just a little out of reach like a Number 1 single in the charts.

Spinning....I would like to learn some different drafting techniques, and to conquer my fear of Long Draw.

I'm also going to try spinning and sampling more yarns, and will be setting up some more spinning challenges in the limegreenjelly group on Ravelry.

Knitting....I need to design and knit 2 garments for my City & Guilds Handknitting.

Weaving....I'm going to spin up my pick and mix faux cashmere/silk yarns and weave a scarf (once the current scarf project os off the loom)

Talking of challenges we are still having an 800yard Race in the limegreenjelly group on Ravelry, anyone is welcome to join. I have some camel/silk on the wheel at the moment which I am hoping will be a contender!


KimK said...

Happy New Year, indeed! What a great idea for a post, looking back and looking forward. I especially loved your photomosaic! I hope your year is better than you can even hope!

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

Marianne said...

Happy Happy New Year, Lil Sis!
You've been a constant inspiration with your hand dyed fibres, your spun yarns, your knitting and weaving projects and no doubt will continue to inspire!
I hear you on that long draft thing:^)
Wishing you and yours The Very Best for 2010. XOXOXOXOX
(who the heck is that anonymous?)

Joanna said...

Thanks Kim and Marianne it is a comfort to have you come visit my blog and have your support in all my ventures.
I don't know who you are anonymous, but thanks for stopping by!

Cal - SkyNorth (on Ravelry) said...

It seems I have accidentally used the long draw on several occasions - e.g letting the twist run up into the drafting zone LOL
I found a good article here

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