This year's phrase is Let Go. With that said, the husband and I spent the last days of December 2018 and the first few days of January 2019 organizing and tidying up the entire house. From our closets to kitchen cupboards, the fridge and freezer, the kitchen pantry, and the basement rooms and crawl space. Kitchen goal: keep the spice cabinet organized and the freezer to only have meat items in it that are either hard to come by or one that we will be cooking up the following week. That way, we will have less food items to throw away at the end of 2019. Fingers crossed.
I've let go of stash yarn that I'll never use, of crafting tools that I don't enjoy using, of small kitchen appliances, cookware and utensils that we don't use anymore and clothing and shoes that only take up space in the closet because we haven't worn them in the past year or more. I also frogged that scrap yarn granny stitch blanket and made preemie hats out of the yarns and donated them to my church before I took any pictures. Sigh… I know!!! I also realized that the teal colored lace socks that I made back in April was not getting worn at all because I prefer solid socks (obviously not lacey socks) and all the shawls that I made are not getting worn either because my neck is way too sensitive … grrr. So those will need to be frogged and turned into hats for myself and for preemies so I can get some use out of them. Lesson learned: just make hats and socks for myself since my head and feet are not so sensitive to yarn. I'm letting go of my dream to crochet sweaters, tops and skirts because of skin sensitivity issues even if it's not wool and it's the softest acrylic or cotton yarn you could possibly get. It still doesn't work. So hats and socks it is for the time being and maybe the occasional blanket.
Another crafty goal this year is to continue with the watercolor painting and to keep my yarn stash to a minimum aka only buy yarn when using it for an active project and to finish that active project first before starting up a new project. The exception to this is for skeins of yarn bought while traveling but obviously, I will need to use it all up first before I can buy new yarns. I've always been a monogamous crocheter but the last 6 months, I'm working on 2 projects at a time. I definitely want to go back to working on 1 project at a time but with it being winter here in Colorado, I need more crochet socks and I promised someone special a blanket by the end of April. So, no yarn buying as well as no starting a new project for me starting this month. I also realized that for me, it's actually using and wearing the yarn that makes it enjoyable for me and that we die sooner or later and honestly, it will be one less thing for my husband or family member to go through and figure out to whom to give my yarn stash to.
Continue with eating healthy and working out, do better with walking the dog daily and do better with playing the piano, practice patience and learn to let go of worries, of resentments and all the negativity that surrounds us and I hope we can all help each other reach our goals this year.
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More Plain Jane Socks - yarn used was Loops & Threads Woolike, Chocolate, 85% Acrylic, 15% Nylon, Superfine weight, total amount used was 61 grams; used a Clover Soft Touch hook US size C/2.75mm
Ball Blanket - yarn I'm using is Bernat Beyond, Cream colorway, 85% Acrylic, 15% Nylon, Super Bulky weight; using a Clover Amour hook US size L/8mm - I want this blanket to be a surprise for when the recipients receive it so no photo on this project until it is done and delivered
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