Mix in downtown Ypsilanti, and I saw the cutest purse. So, yeah, I was one of the people out on Christmas Eve getting the last few items.
On Christmas Eve morning, I finished the Molly Stark scarf for my sister. Here are a couple of pictures of it blocking. I should have taken my camera to family Christmas, but I forgot.
I also made a cute little scarf for my great nephew from the Toddle pattern on Knitty. You'll just have to imagine that scarf in the leftover teal yarn from the Every Way Wrap I finished back in the summer. My niece has promised to get a picture to me.
Another project I worked on was this:
Friends in Deed so that this goes to a family needing a nice table.
Finally, I have been working on the Fruit Salad quilt. Here is the result of three days of making a lot of mistakes and fixing them. It has almost seemed as though I have been relearning basic skills with this.
Now, for the part I've been dreading: A recap of the year's goals and the progress thereof. Here are the goals I listed for 2011 and the progress made:
- Continue reading serious books - there is so much to learn! Yes! I did this.
- Read up on and attend some meetings regarding the drain commission and its work.* No, I did none of this.
- Get good at spinning with the spindle, smoothing out the yarn and making it thinner. No, I have simply not spent the time with this that I really do want to spend.
- Be a gracious volunteer coordinator for the guild's weekend of workshops at the end of July. Yes, I did this and had a lot of fun doing it and have told the powers that be I will not continue as volunteer coordinator after the 2012 guild quilt show.
- Do not volunteer to make soul-sucking quilts - if they hurt to make, maybe they shouldn't be made. Yes, I held to this. I did spend a couple of afternoons with annoying projects for door prizes for the guild's weekend of workshops, but that's part of being a community member.
- Finish the Cone Nebula quilt. Yes
- Play with screen printing and other techniques. Yes, but not as much as I would have liked.
- Finish the Every Way Wrap and make other fun-to-knit projects Of course!
- Post here at least twice a week - Wednesdays and Saturdays Umm, no. Sorry
- Read books that are not "assigned" by book clubs.
- Get back to posting here on Wednesdays - What I'm Reading
- Pick a community service project and stick with it - will I continue on the condo association board or not? If not, what will I do instead?
- Schedule an evening a week at the spinning wheel (and/or with the spindle).
- Make the two "art" quilts I have in my brain. They've been locked up there for too long.
- Make the socks I've been promising myself since August. I keep letting other projects get in the way.
- Make a wonderful quilt for my nephew and his sweet wife.
- Have a lot of fun with my volunteer projects for the quilt guild - running the fabric sale and serving as volunteer coordinator for the quilt show.
- Finish the rag rug I started in November, 2010....