I can still write a February list if I want to!
Actually, I wrote it at the beginning of the month (with my new pen, no less), but I forgot to blog about it. And, indeed, to look back at January's list. Is it wrong that I need a list to manage my lists?
I didn't do badly on January's list, all things considered (three out of five ain't bad), and the few things that didn't get done have shifted cheerfully onto February's. Out of January's list I managed to:
- Cast on a sweater for Teddy. Not the intended Owlet as I had nothing in my stash that would make gauge, so I've just cast on a plain crew necked sweater. I'll blog and Ravel the details when I get a moment.
- Mend a jumper (badly, but it's done).
- Finish the Liberty print HST quilt top I started an embarrassing amount of time ago. Hurrah! Now I need to make the backing...
So February's list contains some sewing and some non-sewing things, since it seems best to keep all my aims in one place...
- Catch up with my Brit Bee blocks. This was on my January list and I almost achieved it, then, ermm, ran out of month. But I am only owing January's blocks (and February's, obviously) as I type.
- Catch up with my Eeeep EPP blocks. Another January list hangover Luckily this bee took December and January off, so I'm only a weeny bit behind (in that I still haven't finished November's block, but it is over half done, so I'm not feeling too awful).
- Finish that jumper that I managed to cast on (and knit about half of) in January.
- Cast on a pair of socks for me (my couple of handknit pairs are almost entirely worn away at the heels, and frankly I'd rather knit new socks than darn heels). Plus Laura Jane and Amanda keep being irritatingly creative in the sock department (that sounds weird) and instagramming the results and it's making me jealous.
- Make a backing for the Liberty print HST quilt (with what?! I suspect it will be some random amalgamation, as I am on a bit of a fabric diet).
- Make a pair of curtains for my workroom (I am so bored of looking at the ugly ones that the landlord hung - I sit 8" from them for half of most days while I'm working, and they are driving me bananas).
And now, the non-sewing ones
- Tidy/sort/declutter my little workroom. Much amusement among my instagram friends (I'm @lifeinlists on instagram, and post far too much) when I posted a picture of my personal Liberty print stash making a bid for freedom across the floor after spilling out of its over-stuffed storage space today.
- Pretend Spring is here - go outside, find some bulbs that are growing, and enjoy the odd moment of sunshine. Since I started working, I've found that I can go 36-48 hours without leaving the house, and it is getting me down a bit. I am making a conscious effort to do something about it this month, even though Devon seems determined to dampen my spirits with endless rain.
- Refine my iced biscuits (who am I kidding? Refine? Make recognisable would be a start). Did I show you my iced biscuits? I must remember to. I have decreed 2013 The Year in Which I Learn to Make Fabulous Iced Biscuits. I'm stealing book ideas from Susan and hoping to improve a lot before 2013 is out. So far no children or husbands have complained about this mission, since it results in endless baking.
- Read a book. Any book. I seem to have no time at all for reading at the moment (this is totally self inflicted). Maybe a biscuit book will have to cut it for now, but I'd like to read something other than the Hungry Hungry Caterpillar (for the three millionth time. And every time it's a surprise when he turns into a butterfly. Oh, to be 23 months old and so easily impressed).
- Be nice. It's faintly possible I've been a little bit stressed of late (I can picture Adam's raised eyebrows from here). I am attempting to improve. Honest guv'.