Tuesday, 3 January 2012

New year's resolutions

Happy 2012 my lovelies!

I had some busy and wonderful days away from the computer and needles. But I'm back!

Time for some new year's resolutions:

1. Finish my Tiny Owl Knit 12 in 2012 list. Together with other members of the TOK group on Ravelry I will knit 12 projects designed by Tiny Owl Knits. One of these will be the beekeepers quilt.

2. Get on a yarn diet. Restrictions have to be made since the boxes are pretty full. I can buy yarn, but only when I know for which project. No random yummy yarn impulsive buying anymore. Also I will try to wait with buying yarn until I will really start the project (so not many months before :p).

3. Making another pattern (either knit of crochet) of my own, I just love when I make a project that is from my own creation and I love it even more when other people like it and make it too.

4. Making some needle/hook cases, time to get organized!

5. Making a dog sweater, I wanted to make one forever.

6. Learning how to Fair Isle knit.

Nice list don't you think? About the second one, the yarn diet, guess what the mailman just delivered?

A box full of the warmest yarn I ever bought, Drops Andes. 65% Wool and 35% Alpaca. 

Big chunky squishe yarn in a beautiful icy green blueish color. I totally adore it. And two teeny tiny skeins in the same color. These skeins will result in two projects, but I will keep this one in the dark for now.


  1. Yummy yarn. Love the color. I too am on a yarn diet. In my case it would be yarn starvation. You can see why on my blog. Www.lazydaisycrochet. Blogspot.com under confessions of a crochet addict. Have fun with that lively yarn. Can't wait to see what it becomes.

  2. Good luck on the yarn diet, I'm looking forward to following your adventures in 2012

  3. That wool looks so cosy!!I am sure it will go to a wonderful project. I think they are very good resolutions, although I would love to make my own pattern!!

  4. Oh! I am immediately lusting after that! Ek wil ook sulkes hĂȘ :-( but sitting down at the southern end of Africa I don't even want to contemplate the mailing cost...
    *but maybe I must just investigate the cost to Ireland, since my sis is coming to visit one of these days...*

  5. That's a great list of 'to do/not to do's' apart from the yarn diet!! The tiny owl knits project sounds great, the bee keepers quilts one of my favourites :-) I would also like to make my own crochet or knitting pattern but I should probably finish my WIPs first ;-)

  6. Hee Suzanne!
    Gelukkig nieuwjaar! :) Ik hoop dat je fijne feestdagen hebt gehad!
    Wat een mooi garen! En wat een mooie kleur! Ik heb nog nooit garen via internet besteld. Ik durf niet, ben bang dat de kleur in het echt toch tegen valt, en ik wil altijd graag voelen aan de wolletjes :)
    Mooie lijst van voornemens trouwens, dat wordt hard werken ;)
    Heb een fijne dag! xx

  7. Hi!

    Can I ask you where did you order that yarn ? =)


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