This is supposed to be a post about where you look back over the past year and compare where you are in terms of skills and knowledge at this time last year. Tell if you've learned any skills or forms of crochet/knitting.
Sigh...here goes. Over the past year I have made one, count it, one item as a gift for the wonderful Wyatt and a baby blanket for him. All other focus went into designing and writing up patterns for Knit Picks IDP program.
Things I learned that I kinda liked: I have mastered spiral crochet. I work better under pressure (I knew this, but this year reinforced that). I have mastered writing up of patterns for beginners. I went through free patterns I had written up and rewrote them to better explain and got new ideas and made old patterns better and easier. I even uploaded the updated ones to Ravelry and my site.I have ideas running through my head for two more designs-but, and this falls under "not happy about", I feel burned out just thinking about writing them up.
Things I learned I am not happy with: I lost all mojo for crocheting and I can't find it. I have ideas, but can't seem to just figure it out and write it out and sketch them. I tried knitting, my left hand just sat there like it was detached from my body. It felt awkward. I'll try again, but the whole mojo thing. I don't know if I'll ever spin, but damn that wheel and spinning stool are nice! I have enough fiber to fill half a room, unspun that is. I will gladly trade fiber for a nice pair of hand knit socks.
Things I hope to figure out and play with: The wheel-enough said. The KB sock loom is my next endeavor. Of course I own it, but now to try it. Needle felting too. Hoping these diversions will make me find my mojo.
If you look to my sidebar, you will see the patterns I have done for Knit Picks, less the one pending right now. I have plans for others however this thing called "life" keeps getting in the way of just doing it. Perhaps just getting back to blogging will inspire me to start and reading what others have accomplished will give me the inspiration I need.