Introducing.... my first ever 'scrappy blanket'.
After two years of happy crocheting I've collected loads of 'part balls'. There's some cheap and cheerful DK in there but I've also got some lovely soft cottons and bits of interesting textured yarns. My first 2014 project is to work them all together into a 'scrappy blanket'. (I'm just working with one yarn until it runs out then tying the next one in.) Currently I'm in a pink and purple phase....
Once I've finished up all the purple and pink, there's still another red section to do and enough bits of yellow for one more paler border. I hope that it will be finished by the end of January.
I spent some time tidying up my wool stash over the holiday. I realised that there's several 'close to being finished' pieces of work tucked away in there. I hope that I'm going to have the self-discipline in February to finish these things off!
I'm back to school tomorrow... although the New Year starts with training rather than teaching. My school has joined up with some of the local primaries to do a large scale training event at the NEC. (That's another first for my 'Novelty' list!). I'm actually really looking forward to the new term. I feel as if I've had a proper chance to recharge my batteries over the holidays. I've also had plenty of time to catch up with niggling jobs and other bits and pieces that were waiting patiently for my attention at home. In short, I feel 'smiley and positive'.
Not sure if I'll feel the same way when I have to get up at 'stupid o'clock' tomorrow morning....!!!