31.12.20

A look back at 2020


 

It is finally time to say goodbye to 2020. It has been a year where so much has happened, and I hope for a quieter year next year. Only time will tell if that is a foolish wish!

This year has been mentally exhausting. The pandemic kicked it off, then my son reached the independency-age (he turned two in November) and finally I got a new job in September that have been a challenge. 

I need a break and this Christmas break is a good little breather.

I haven't read as much as I wanted this year. I've focused more on crafting, even though I don't have too many finished projects to show. I had a look at my finished projects on Ravelry today, and I've only managed to finish five this year compared to twenty last year. I was quite surprised it wasn't more, because I've felt like I've been crafting a lot. Thinking a bit more about it I have a few projects I've worked on, but I haven't finished this year. 

In January I set myself some goals for this year, so let us look at how I did.


Crochet:

I finished my mega mandala blanket, which is huge! I'm very happy with it and it is very snuggly.

I also finished my goldenrod sweater. It is still waiting to be washed though...

I haven't done one single bit on the Last Dance on the Beach blanket. That might be a goal to progress that next year.

I still don't know what pattern to use for the Elderberry shawl.

I did finish Noams Nissehue, but made it a size too big, so I gave it to Shaun.


Knit:

I started and frogged the Stormy Sky Shawl. I was not happy with my edges at all, but I'll have to give it another go next year.


Embroidery:

I finished the little Narwhal and also reviewed the kit.

I did not finish the Christmas calendar so that will have to be finished by summer the latest so it's ready for December 2021.

I still haven't touched the "Single Rose".


I didn't do any sewing or spinning this year.


I did manage to finish four items on my list, and I am quite pleased about that. I also finished a few items not on my list, which I'm quite pleased about.

I do think my list next year will have to be a bit more realistic and with some focus on finishing projects I have on the go.

I wish you a safe and happy new year! 

27.9.20

Weekly recap #8

I'm not sure I can call these weekly recaps at the moment ๐Ÿ˜… September has been tough to get through.

The leaves are turning though and autumn is in the air. I long for the golden hues in nature and the candlelight at night.

I have been busy in September though, so here's a recap. I...

... celebrated my three year wedding anniversary with Shaun.

... finished my Goldenrod sweater, but I still need to wash it.

... baked s'mores cupcakes.

... made meringues with the leftover egg whites and ate them all over the next few days ๐Ÿ™ˆ

... have worked on Williams Christmas calendar.

... have started Noams Nissehue, and I hope to have it finished in time for Christmas. 


I hope to have some more content other than the weekly recaps soon. I am working on a review of the Goldenrod sweater pattern and I am going to write a bit about starting up bead crochet.

6.9.20

Weekly recap #7

A blue goldenrod sweater where the crochet hook is attached to the sleeve. Beside it is a grey crocheted basket with the yarn ball in.
Hi there!

This week I...

... finished My Dark Vanessa. A book by Kate Elizabeth Russell that I can definitely recommend.

... continued the sleeve on my Goldenrod sweater. Hoping to finish the first sleeve today or tomorrow!

... went to my dad's birthday celebration. Happy birthday on Tuesday, dad!

... bought the Advent Box from Little Box of Crochet. It's gonna be a yarny Christmas! ๐Ÿงถ

... got super excited about the F1 race on Monza. Such an exciting race and brilliant podium!

x Michelle


3.9.20

Review of Fiberfolk Roskilde

Michelle and Anna showing off shopping bags full of stuff bought at the craft fair. Michelles bag is blue and has a decoration of the Ravenclaw crest, Annas has the Harry Potter symbol with the glasses and the lightning bolt on top
Hi there!

Last Saturday I went to the Fiberfolk wool festival in Roskilde with my dear friend Anna. Both of us happened to have our HP shopping bags bought in Primark with us! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

All I knew about it beforehand was that it's a wool festival for small makes, which means that small design businesses, hand dyers etc. can showcase their goods. 25 stall holders set up shop and with this being in Covid-19 times they had taken precautions to ensure people could browse and buy protected.

Some of the stalls were a bit too small for what they were selling. This was in particular some of the yarn stalls, where they would be a good size pre-corona (is that a thing?) but now, with everyone having to keep distance etc. it just seemed cramped. I didn't stay very long by those stalls. 

30.8.20

Weekly recap #6

A bouquet of purple flowers and in the background there are grey clouds, a red brick building and a green lawn with a football net.
Hi there!

I realise that there hasn't been much happening on the blog the last couple of weeks, but some of the reason for that is "revealed" in this weekly recap.

I am working on a few blog posts so my blog won't go quiet again, but I have just been a bit overwhelmed.

So without further ado, this week I...

... got a new job! It's at the same company, but I am moving from accounting to budgeting. It's going to be a challenge, but fun to try something new. I finished my education in accounting exactly 5 years ago on Tuesday, and that's the day I officially become a budget controller. Exciting times ahead for me!

... went to a wine tasting and tasted some quite nice wines. I also confirmed  to myself that I like red wine much more than white wine!

... finished a bead crochet bracelet. I'll write a blog post about it, where I'm going to include some really good ressources and tips I used for finishing my first bracelet. I'm very happy with how it turned out!

... had a playdate with my friend Ann-Sofie, where we tried out a new game I bought: Harry Potter: A year at Hogwarts. I'm not sure if I like the game yet, I need to try it a few more times to get a proper impression. We also played Quacks of Quedlinburg, which I enjoyed a lot!

x Michelle