Episode 25 - New Year, New(ish) Goals

Welcome back! Thanks for joining us for Episode 25.

Happy New Year! On this episode, Dana and Kristi will be recapping some 2017 goals and discussing crafty plans for 2018. We're also catching up on our regular segments for WIPs, FOs, and Stash Enhancements.

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2018 Craft Goals

  • Dana
    • Knit 12,000 yards 
    • Sew 4 quilts
    • Finish 4 medium to large embroidery projects (includes cross stitch)
    • Weave 4 items
    • Get a spinning wheel (yay!)
    • Spin 8 projects
    • Make gifts for new niece/nephew
  • Kristi (all are extensions of 2017 goals)
    • Continue working towards WIP completion, especially for items started prior to 2017
    • Continue to knit bigger and more complicated items, ideally cardigans and sweaters
    • Continue to knit and gift from stash whenever possible
    • Practice spinning more consistently, particularly on the wheel
    • Obtain replacement sewing machine and work toward garment sewing
    • Knit more selfishly by not joining any new swaps in 2018 and greatly reducing the number of people to knit for as gifts for 2018

2017 Craft Stats

  • Kristi
    • Completed Items: 36
    • Gifts: 17
    • Donations: 12
    • Selfish: 7
    • Yardage: >6100

What We're Working On (a.k.a. WIPs):

  • Dana

    • Knitting

      • Noro 2x1x1 Scarf
        Pattern: Noro Striped Scarf by Jared Flood (free!)
        Yarn: Noro Shiro in "3" (olive greens and peach) and Noro Silk Garden Lite in "2072" (blues, greens, and grays)

  • Kristi

What We've Finished (a.k.a. FOs):

  • Dana
    • Nada!
  • Kristi
    • Jewelry

      • 2 Shamballa bracelets for Eddie's sons to match the Mala beads made for their girlfriends
        Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpTBTT8SDCA&list=PLn-YUeeJDk-uaN9YK26kwqFrLRF0qLdOp&index=5&t=292s 

    • Knitting

What We Couldn't Resist (a.k.a. Stash Enhancement):

  • Kristi got a couple of lovely skeins and an awesome sugar skull project bag from her friend Jenny for Christmas. Kristi also received a Molly Klein Design project bag that was a prize she won last Christmas on a Ravelry Group. Kristi's mom gave her an awesome Toad Hollow Project bag and 2 Dryer Lint batts from The Yarn Shop at Alma Park

Where We'll Be (Upcoming Events):

  • TBD

Where You Can Find Us: 

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