Crafty goals

So, that thing I learned about me not having a clue about how much time things take? Also applicable for crafting. I thought those slippers were a quick knit. Turns out they weren’t really (I think it has something to do with having to use dpn’s) and of course I needed two of them. But I did finish them this morning. Something about checking off that list that makes me want to keep going 😉

Last week’s list:
(I’ll just repost the knitting, since there wasn’t any sewing again – that thing about time, you know)

✔ finish the slippers (the pattern is no longer online, but I have it written down in my notebook) to keep my feet warm when we’re in Holland – done!
✔decide if I’m doing handmade gifts and if so, what I need to knit (or sew?) – decided not to. But it’s still in the back of my mind.
/ knit a hat (or more slippers) – cast on for a hat yesterday
X start knitting another cowl? (I have this great pattern that I can’t wait to try) – decided to wait until I can buy some really nice yarn for it

I also rewrote the “patterns” on the berets (so if you saved them, please go back and get the right version). Now I remember why I decided not to do patterns anymore… I forgot to write out the first rows before the decreases, so I added that and had to renumber all the other rows. I think I’ll stick to wordy instructions next time, that’s how my mind works anyway. I usually “translate” patterns for myself to “just do this and then that for a while, and decrease along the way”.
That’s also why my knitting is still really basic. I rarely work up the energy to knit row by row patterns.

This week’s list:

We have a busy weekend ahead and on Monday we’ll fly to the Netherlands. I will take some needles and yarn with me, but I have no idea how much time I will have to knit. I usually don’t knit with company (feels like I’m not giving them my full attention) and there will be a lot of that. Not that I mind 😉
Sewing is not an option since I won’t bring my machine. Well, hand sewing maybe, but no, don’t think so.

– knit a hat, because that’s what I like to do
– shop for yarn, fabric and embroidery material

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

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