The holidays are coming, and the CactusHead Studio Etsy shop is getting back in action! Keep an eye out for new listings of aprons, bags, other sewn items, sculptures, some supplies as I destash the studio, and other surprises! The new items will start popping up in the next week, but there are some nice things in the shop already. Have your eye on something already in the shop? Use coupon code oldfriend15 at checkout to get 15% off now through Thanksgiving.
It has been a wonderful crafty month so far, and I am sad to see June coming to an end. I have worked on a lot of different projects that I will share soon, but today is all about socks!
I finally finished up the first sock for my year of sock knitting. I am pretty pleased with how it turned out, it is a little big, but better too big than too small. I haven't started the second one yet, because I jumped right into my Ravenclaw socks with high hopes of getting them done in time to wear to the movie opening. That is right, I am that cool.
For me at least. My regular school year classes are ending, my summer hours and classes don't start until July, and so I have some time on my hands! I have puppets to make for our next show, but I am going to spend some of my time at home making things just for fun. I finally picked up my shrug again this week, and it was much easier to get started again than I feared. I am knitting away, finishing up the ribbed border, and should have finished pictures to show soon!I joined a sock knitting group on ravelry with the goal of knitting a pair of socks per month too. I am sure I won't be able to keep up with that pace, but hopefully it will encourage me anyway! I am also going to several weddings this summer, so I need to make some gifts. I am not sure what those will be exactly, but I have a little time to figure it out. Any suggestions, what do you like to give/get as a handmade wedding gift?
Oh!!! The garden needs to be started too! I planted peas already, but haven't done anything else yet, so more on that to come.
The holidays have come and gone, and we are now well into the new year and back to regular life. I hope your holidays were lovely, and 2011 has been good so far. Do you make resolutions for the new year? I don't really like resolutions, because I never really seem to stick to them for long, but for the last couple years I have made a list of 10-20 things that I hope to accomplish during the year. Some of the things I put on the list are serious, like paying off debt, some are craft or career related, and some are just fun, like finally going sledding or seeing more live theater. I like the lists because I don't have to do everything, and it gives me a lot of different options of things to try and feel like I accomplished something.
Some of the craft related things on my list this year are: -Finish knitting my shrug- I am nervous about this, its been 8 months since I last worked on it! Not sure if I can figure out where I was in the pattern. -Knit lots of socks- I have tons of sock yarn stashed, and I just ordered yarn for these Ravenclaw socks! -Sew myself an item of clothing. - Make or buy some new accessorizes and accessorize better.
Hopefully all will go well, and I will have lots post of my progress to share. Best of luck in your new adventures this year!