Good morning, I'm back today with my Work in Progress for this week and also some crafting goals for 2014. First up, I will show you what I'm working on this week. I've got three projects on the go, which I'm rotating each time I pick up my knitting, so if I've worked on my Halele'a, next time I will do some more on my Rosebud Socks then my Aureus will get some love.
Week 2 is over on the Must Stash Podcast Group, who is running the Halele'a KAL and I've finished and blocked the back, this Helluva Skein by Must Stash Yarn is so soft once blocked.
We are into week 3, this week is "Frontal Attack" and I'm working on the Right Front, it's coming along nicely and so far I'm keeping up with the KAL, even though I'm working on other projects, this does get more of my time.
Next up is my Aureus cardigan, the pattern is in the Winter 2013 Pom Pom Quarterly magazine, I'm working on the back and love this cable and lace pattern. I'm using Rowan Felted Tweed which is a mix of wool/alpaca/viscose, this photo doesn't do the yarn justice, the little flecks are so pretty against this rich purple
Finally, I'm working on the second Rosebud Sock, I knit on this when I want to work on a smaller project, hopefully I should have these finished by next week.
I'm reading Merry Christmas Alex Cross by James Patterson, which my sister lent me, it's been a couple of years since I've read an Alex Cross thriller. I do enjoy these books, though the stories are all very similar, I also love the films, especially the new one called Alex Cross. I'm linking this to Ginny's Yarn Along.
I'm also linking to Tami's Work in Progress Wednesday.
Now for my 10 Crafty Goals for 2014............
1: Use up the yarn in my stash, I'm not buying any new yarn unless it's souvenir yarn, I always like to buy a nice skein of yarn, preferably local, if we are away for the weekend.
2: Teach myself Magic Loop
3: Get more into sewing.
4: Learn how to make a Patchwork quilt.
5: Finish my first adult size sweater.
6: Learn how to do a Fish Lip heel and Afterthought heel on my socks.
7: Spring clean my craft room.
8: Finish 12 pairs of socks!!!!! Not sure whether that will happen but will aim for that.
9: Make Christmas gifts throughout the year instead of last minute.
10: Design a very simple sock or cowl pattern, mmmmmmm, here's hoping, in my had I know what I want to do but lets see if I can actually put it onto paper.
Do you have any crafty goals, I'd love to hear about them, whether it's papercraft, sewing, knitting or any other craft.
Don't forget you still have a few hours left to enter my Swatch Like You Mean It Giveaway, you can find the post, here.
Thanks for stopping by, have a great week.