I feel like I have gone over to the other side. The other side of crafting? I have been knitting up a storm the last couple of weeks. I finished my crocketed Christmas Ball Gowns for this year and have moved on over to knitting. Mittens and hats. I joined a mitten challenge over on Raverly.com for 2011. To knit 11 pairs of mittens in the new year. While I can knit mittens and they are fast projects I am challenging myself to do more intriciate projects. Mittens with pattern and lots of colors. Then I am going to make come baby things, hats, booties, blankets and maybe even a gown or two. I have no one in particular that I am making them for and may send some off to Newborns In Need. Or they may show up in my Etsy Shop, Keep Me Busy. It would be nice if I could sell enough to help with the cost of a trip to Hawaii that my daughter is planning for next November.
I do have some tatting projects that I need to get busy on. My nephew is getting married in August and I hope to make a ring pillow for them. I have decided to just make it white as the bride can't decide on her colors. At least with white it can go with any color she chooses. I also hope to try to design some ball covers for Christmas balls for next year. I love to give my family and friends handmade projects and tatting is one of the unique things I can give to them.
So, I have a busy year planned and need to stay focused and on tract. Maybe I should rejoin the 25 Motif Challenge and see if I can complete that with all my other projects. At least it would help me stay on track and make sure I get some tatting completed with all the knitting and sewing I have lined up.