So, it’s been a week since I last posted, and you only get a progress report for my March Resolutions. Isn’t that boring? Not really – I’ve been in Berlin for work, and got back to stacks of admin to sort out and haven’t had a chance to breath since!
Incidentally, Berlin was amazing. I got to practice my admittedly rusty German (the highlight of this was negotiating use of a loo in a Chinese restaurant in German where the Chinese proprietors didn’t speak a word of English and had heavily accented German…after a drink or two), and JS took me on a walking tour which encompassed much of Berlin and ended with the best ice cream I’ve had for a while.
March Resolutions progress
To recap what the resolutions are:
I have made a bit of progress. Although I haven’t worked on Erquy at all, I’ve completed the back section and one of the back shoulders on Garland. This thing takes love, let me tell you. It has taken me literally hours and hours and hours. I can’t wait to see it finished!!
As for the long-term projects, I have already shown off my Patchwork Blanket and the start of Hitchhiker, which is going well and is currently my ‘in-bag’ project. I have also been working on the Gigantic Blankie on and off, and it is currently at this size!
The Gigantic Blankie is extremely heavy, and will definitely be a mid-winter essential when it is done!
I have also managed to cobble together a dress, which is probably a size too big for me. Having finished it, I am reluctant to take in the seams at the moment…and with some careful accessorising I think I may be able to get away with it for now.
That said, I have decided what I would like my ‘big purchase’ this year to be – a combination sewing/embroidery machine. I’m looking for recommendations – the most clear I have had so far is “anything Janome”, which while appreciated is an extremely expensive option…anybody got any thoughts?
PS If you’re going to be at the Knitting and Stitching Show at Olympia on Saturday and Sunday (the 15th & 16th of March), look out for me! I’ll be on the UKHA stand, teaching passers-by how to knit!
The dress looks perfect, so you must be accessorizing it well!
Thank you! :)
Berlin, high on my list, I would love to visit. Funny to speak German as an English woman in a Chinese restaurant. Anyway, your gigantic blanket looks divine, I love the yarn and its colours.
Thank you! I love looking through it and finding new sections of colour that I would never have thought of as a combination!
Also, definitely recommend Berlin.
The gigantic blankie is something I’d love to make. Yours is looking great.
Berlin! Fun for you. Hope you had a great time!!
Thank you, I certainly did :)
I’m going to Olympia on Sunday. Very excited about big day out. Will look out for you.
I will be there from 10 am to 2 pm! :)
oh wow, it has been years since I’ve been to Berlin would love to go back. Used to travel a fair bit in Europe but since moving to Canada I truly miss how easy it was to just jump on a train/plane and be in a different country within an hour or two. Though my German would need some serious refreshing before I go, lol.
You can but hope to go back! I’ll be crossing fingers for you :)
We went to Berlin last fall. I loved it, especially Potsdamer Platz. :-)