Sorry for the absence, I still have not finished my remaining knitting projects and have not (yet) finished my cape -- waiting only on an hour or two's worth of sewing. Last weekend, we had our house tented for termites (it's a California thing) and I've been busily cleaning like crazy before and ever since. I don't believe that all those chemicals exposed in your house (even in gas form) are not harmful. So, I didn't sew as much as I wanted to this year -- and quite frankly I'm glad 2013 is over and we're on to 2014.
How'd I do?
1. Expand my knitting skills. (Update: Completed -- I learned Continental -- made fingerless gloves, and learned to make many hats!
2. Perfect a button down dress shirt. Completed -- Pam's Craftsy class "Class Tailored Shirt" was wonderful.
5. Stash and Pattern Busting. Successful, mostly. I've bought plenty of books and patterns, but have held back with major fabric purchases with the exception of some Pendleton sale fabric from Portland and an occasional drive by at Mood. However, I did splurge on yarn this year (and books:)).
I made three Jalie shirts (my new favorite pattern) -- all from my stash:
6. Expansion: Learn to hand embroider. Not completed. At all. Not even close.
7. Expansion: Learn to play the ukulele - In progress -- I've learned the major chords and can play many songs (although not perfectly). So, this is a work in progress. Learning ukulele is like learning sewing -- it is a lifetime goal. That said, I'm excited to see Jake Shimbukuro play right down the street from us at the Ventura Theatre in February.
So, I didn't do too bad -- mostly because I only set five goals that were fairly easy to achieve, and even with that I felt that I was an underachiever in the sewing world this year! I will say the projects I made -- I mostly loved and wear all the time! I hardly have been buying any off the rack clothing (with the exception of workout gear (lululemon), which is nice change for 2013.
How did you do? Time for new goals!