Ya know, I didn't get as much knitting done as I thought I would.
I did get the hat done.
Its the Corrugated Asymmetrical hat from Loop-d-Loop and the yarn is Rown Polar.
Goofy angle because I'm not sure I like the way it looks on me but I wanted to show you anyways.
I think I've made three or four hats for myself and have really only felt comfortable in my pink one. I made it a little over a year ago.
Like a lot of people I have been thinking about goals and such for the new year.
Really the ideas and goals I have are a continuation of a process that sort of began in the middle of last year.
And they are hard for me to describe but heres a try.
I'd like to be braver with my art.
Walking home today I was thinking about this. As I walk I see all these images, colors, and textures that I want to capture. So I take pictures (like below). What for? I'm not sure.
I want to draw, but I'm not drawing much. So today I went to a coffeeshop and sat with my fresh for the new year journal (yes it another one from my school days, and yes first year).
I felt so self conscious. I drew a little, read a magazine, read a little Drawing From Life for inspiration (By the way I love this book) . I had my book held in a way so hopefully people couldn't see. So I changed my method and just wrote down things I observed around me.
So I guess what I mean is braver in trying things out and not chickening out because I'm afraid of what people are thinking? saying? seeing? Writing this makes it seem silly.
Knitting. I love knitting and fashion. Another creative outlet that I'd like to experiment with. But I think I will always have simple, comfortable, following a pattern projects going.
Meditate everyday and live in the moment.
Be more patient with myself and other people.
I like having goals but want to enjoy the process more than anything else.
2006 sounds good to me.