- Crochet more for Charity
- Rest once a week
- Always Take Photos/Create a Ravelry Project Page
- Design More
So, January is over....how did I do?
Crocheting for Charity
January was a month of grieving for me. I have a niece who has been in heaven for one year now having never taken a breath in this world. Rosie's Cozies is always collecting hats for babies in the NICU. She collects hats of all sizes. Not all NICU babies are preemies. Sometimes there are 10+ pound babies and they need hats, too. I have made 4 hats so far for Rosie's Cozies as a way to remember my niece and pray for these babies who will one day where the hats I made.
Rest Once a Week
I would love to say that this was a success, but honestly, I didn't make it a priority every week. Sometimes my "day of rest from crochet" was really more of an, "I'm-to-busy-to-crochet" day. I am going to be more intentional in resting in February.
Always Take Photos/Create Ravelry Project Pages
I am so happy to say that I took photos of everything in the month of January. I started off the month by making a copy of a hat in a larger size. My friend's aunt bought the hot pink hat, but it was too small for my friend's daughter. I made a mostly identical version of the hat it in a larger size with a softer yarn. My friend told me her daughter was thrilled because now she and her dollie have matching hats.
Another thing I made in January was a heart-shaped photography mat. It fills up most of my kitchen table. The picture of it wasn't good enough to share, but please adore the label that was attached to the mat to distinguish the right and wrong sides.
Guess what? Everything I made in the month of January was made from scratch without a pattern. The only item where I used a pattern was the heart-shaped photo mat. And, since I didn't post a pic of it, that means everything in this post was designed by me. Yay! That's definitely a success! (Note: if you want me to write up a pattern for any of these hats, please comment to let me know and I'll post the patterns on my blog.)
At times, it can be overwhelming to have to come up with something from scratch, but look at this chicken and cow that jumped off my hook when I got a request for farm animals.
I also made three sock monkey hats. The Preemie Sock Monkey is a free pattern.
Look at the size differences. These hats are sized preemie (fits a baby born between 34-36 weeks gestation), 6 months and a child size hat (fits ages 3-9). This preemie sock monkey hat will also be heading to Rosie's Cozies.
Another Goal to Be Added Soon...
I have one more goal that I'll be adding in the month of February. Check back to hear more about it! I'm really excited to be a part of a new project in 2013! Here's a teaser photo...
How was your January? What are you looking forward to in February? I hope you are sticking with your goals. If you haven't made any goals for the year or month, it's never too late! Get started now.