I have a lot of goals for 2013. I want to knit multiple sweaters (there are babies to knit for, plus I, ahem, have outgrown a couple of my sweaters). I am moving, so I want to knit down my stash. I want to rediscover crafts I used to love, and do crafts that I bought the materials for and never got around to. I want to bake cakes and cookies and create delicious ice creams.
I want to make every moment I'm not at work.
Unfortunately, the moving thing puts a damper on some of those items. I have to spend some of my crafting hours being an adult. Cleaning mostly, but also weeding. I am going to Pints & Purls tonight and I have a small pile of roving in tow for one of the people who knits and spins. I hope it can find a loving home.
So, that said, I'm going to have a stash sale starting probably Monday (if I can be an adult long enough to take pictures of things). I have both sweaters lots of yarn as well as individual skeins of sock yarn. If anyone has a request (aka, a category of product that they would love to see - like are people interested in magazines), feel free to let me know. While I love my stash, I'm not super duper tied to nearly any of yarns and I have a wide range including some bulky weight and some scary fine laceweight.
Meanwhile, I am working on cross-stitch again. I stopped working on cross-stitch after we got Saru-chan. She snagged a piece I'd been working on for months, and while she was as rough on my knitting as she was on my stitching the repair time on the stitching was so much more that I balked. In the time since then, she has mellowed out a lot. She isn't allowed in my craft room, but when she gets in anyway, she doesn't do any scary rearranging of the stash.
Now that she isn't as interested in my crafting, I feel like I can go back to cross-stitch. This piece, a Mirabilia, is a gift from a friend, and I started it shortly after Christmas. I know cross-stitch is a slow process, but right now I'm enjoying the rhythm.
Of course, that might also be because the alternative is a sweater with unending raglan increases. Though I want that done too. So, has anyone finished that cloning machine. I obviously need 10 extra hours a day to get everything done!