Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year 2013!

Happy New Year, everybody! Even though I'm a bit groggy from staying up late last night to ring  in the new year, I love January 1st, with its promise of a fresh start for the new year. My plans? More knitting and crocheting, of course :), along with being the best mom and wife I can be, and doing the best job I can at work. I'm going to try to balance things a bit better; we'll see how I do.

It's the first day of the new Term for the HPKCHC, as well. I'm a Sixth Year Ravenclaw, Charms Professor this Term, and really excited to be Ravenclaw Quidditch Assistant again too! My plan for this Term is to make as many blanket squares, hats, and maybe some go-overs and vests that I can for Knit A Square.  Now that gift-making is over, I can refocus on KAS. Check out the latest video ezine -- it's so wonderful to hear Sandy and Rhonda's voices, and to see more pictures and videos of the children they are helping. 

Let's see, what are my current active WIPs that I have a chance of finishing?

I have some gifts for friends I'm still working on, so won't post those here in case they peek. ;)

Advent Calendar Scarf 2012 - I'm on Day 6 of 24. This one is actually just for me, which is probably why it's taking me so long.

Percy Monster for Newtown, CT, through 600 Monsters Strong. I had knit a Penelope, but DD2 fell in love with her, so I caved and let her have it (with purple feather, below). I'll have to knit another one, as I wanted to send at least two to them.

Ron Weasley blanket. I have one and a half rows to finish, though I'm thinking of adding perhaps another two rows and wide border, so that it fits our queen-sized bed better and stays put at night. This is the last stretched-out pic, though there are 7 1/2 rows now. Time for an updated photo shoot!

Prayer shawl for D. This one is embarassing - it's over a year old wip. I have to finish it to send to my old boss; I started it when her dad passed away, and then she lost her mom. So sad.

I'd like to start planning out holiday gift knitting and get started this summer, so I'm not crafting at a mad scramble again to finish things at 3AM! We'll see how things go.
Well here's wishing everyone a safe and healthy New Year, full of yarny goodness!

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