Mid-March Resolutions progress report!

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.

The world's tallest ice cream?
The world’s tallest ice cream?

March Resolutions progress

To recap what the resolutions are:

  1. Get to lace section on Erquy
  2. Get to sleeves on Garland
  3. Work on some long-term projects.

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!!

The back of Garland
The back of Garland
Showing how much longer the back of Garland is, compared to the front.
Showing how much longer the back of Garland is, compared to the front.

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!

Double the length of the last time I showed it off to you!
Double the length of the last time I showed it off to you!

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.

Making new dresses in March!
Making new dresses in March!

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?

Much love,

Corrie xx

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!

Not content with organising exhibitions in my day job, I am to be exhibiting in my free time too!
Not content with organising exhibitions in my day job, I am to be exhibiting in my free time too!
Here is a blanket knitted by one of my most successful ever knitting students. She didn't know how to purl before she started this!
Here is a blanket knitted by one of my most successful ever knitting students. She didn’t know how to purl before she started this!

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11 Responses to Mid-March Resolutions progress report!

  1. Chris says:

    The dress looks perfect, so you must be accessorizing it well!

  2. 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.
    Happy weekend!

  3. nancy says:

    The gigantic blankie is something I’d love to make. Yours is looking great.

    Berlin! Fun for you. Hope you had a great time!!

  4. Ginny says:

    I’m going to Olympia on Sunday. Very excited about big day out. Will look out for you.

  5. 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.

  6. Regula says:

    We went to Berlin last fall. I loved it, especially Potsdamer Platz. :-)

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