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!