in 2014 it became abundantly clear to me that my creative life is what makes my regular life worth living. oh that sounds so dramatic! gah! but in a way it's true. i think i can put up with a lot as long as i know that at any time i can go hide somewhere and make something.
and in 2014 i think i made a lot of shit.
and a lot of different kind of shit.
1. i designed one cowl and it was published in knitty.com. my first knitty.com pattern!
2. i spun the wool for two of those cowls.
3. i knit Vertices Unite by Stephen West.
4. for a neighbor's baby i knit a hemlock ring blanket.
and 5. after 3 years of having 20 log cabin squares sitting on my guest bedroom bed, i finally finished my version of the Fussy Cuts blanket published in the book Craft Activism. For mine i used noro silk garden in shades mostly of teal, aqual, turquoise and Lambs Pride in Charcoal.
In spinning, I added to my handspun stash for a project that i hopes shows itself sometime in 2015.
I crocheted a bunch of potholders for the potholder swap 2014.
And I learned some new skills:
And in November I took a weaving class at the Fiber Loft. My cricket loom had been sitting in it's box for a couple of years. It was time I take her out for a spin. I tried my hand at houndstooth and it was really fun!
And when I wasn't doing all of these things, I was drawing. Last winter I took a Creativebug online class with Lisa Congdon and I spent the next few months doodling and drawing and I had a blast. I'm currently taking her sketchbook class. Just a few of my doodles are included in the mosaic above.
So that's about it. I feel as if I was scattered. How can i become better at any one thing if I'm trying everything? But whatever. I'm having fun.