Saturday, February 4, 2012

What Resolution?

So now that January is over I can finally get a handle on resolutions, new years or otherwise.

The dictionary defines resolutions as "A firm decision to do or not do something."

I hate pressure and I hate doing things just because others are doing them. Not that I would let a horde of people keep me from doing something. Witness, my sick obsession with Black Friday Shopping, but I digress. So here I am on the 4th of February still thinking about the resolutions people blurted out drunk a month ago and have already broken.

Last year I made the resolution to learn to knit and write about my progress. As you can see I was not successful with the posting about my progress. However, I was able to learn to knit and learning to read the patterns was by far the hardest part for me. So on to my resolution. I resolve to make things and to write. When I do these two things my days are brighter and I feel more complete.

What have I been up to in January? Knitting and stamp carving, they go together like peas and carrots. I have been working on knitting another scarf, abandoning Scarfzilla for the time being. The new scarf was looking great until the yarn broke.

Of course the reason the yarn broke is I didn't wind it into a ball and tried to knit out of the center. By the way, never do this. What you will get it a HUGE knot. This is the knot partially defeated.

As for the stamping, I forgot to take a picture of the stamps before I gave them away as gifts. I used them to make a site token for an event for a Renaissance/Medieval recreation group I participate in. 

The Great Turtle Side

 The Merc side

Also, Rowan wanted to share his book mark.

Follow your craft,


  1. Great post! I love the stamps! I'm starting to needle point again and get crafty :) I think it will help my stress levels as I begin new adventures in 2012. It is so hard to stick to a resolution. But I have goals set to get me though the year. Can't wait to see more of your posts! :)

  2. I just wandered in from the A-Z list and wanted to say, I enjoy your pictures! Good luck in April.

  3. cute! I like to make stamps too. ...touring for A-Z Challenge!