Sunday, December 26, 2010

What is the other side?

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 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.  

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