Last year I did a summary post of the year, not just crafting related but some other highlights, I thought I’d do the same this year. This has been the first full year that I have not been employed by a company since I was 15! Instead I have concentrated on developing my crafting skills and have sold a variety of items through the shop in Strathpeffer.
So this post is a summary of the things I achieved this year (and some memorable highlights). This is mostly for my own reference, so when I look back in the future I can see what I got up to in 2019.
🧦 knitting (unless noted as crochet) 👩🏻🔬 dyeing 🗡 needle felting 💎 sea glass 🧵sewing 💷 sold 🌀 spinning 🧶weaving 💦 wet felting 🌲wood 🏡 holiday cottage\B&B 🎫 concert 🎟 show
I know it makes no sense having ball of yarn for weaving, but I couldn’t find a better one lol!
🧦 Hermione’s Everyday Socks (RC Bluebell)
🌀 1st long draw woolen spin, 1st go at tweed, North Ronaldsay brown, went to Highland Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers open day.
💦 Used my hackle to blend autumnal fibres and felted a scarf, practiced with hackle and new blending board, BFL nuno felted scarf
🧦 Hermione’s Everyday Socks in WYS Pigeon, Lintilla shawl
🌀 Hand dyed BFL, Sugar Plum rolags, plied North Ronaldsay.
💦 Finished slipper booties, coin purse, picture of Frankie (Parrot), Christmas Kiss scarf
💎 Various sea glass and shell progress markers (sent some to some blog followers)
🧦 1st fair isle hat – Copper River hat, fair isle DPN cosy, swirly swooshy hat, herringbone headwarmer
🌀 Learned to use Andean Plying tool
💦 3 lampshades, tide clock, nuno felted jacket and blending batts practice
🧦 Hermione’s Everyday sock in CC Bree
🧶 Bought Rigid Heddle Sample It Loom, wove Blue scarf, some cotton tea towel practice
🌀 John Arbon Teal
💦 6 lampshades, tea cosy, cushion back for silk painted cushion and scissor cosy
👩🏻🔬 created a turquoise gradient, beach landscape fibre, purple fibre, mixed colour fibre
🧦 Elda cardigan
🧶 Double width woven blue shawl
🌀 John Arbon teal
💦 lampshade, orange coin purse/pouch
💎 Various sea glass and shell progress
🏡 Yorkshire Dales cottage
🧦 Quick Sand cardigan, started Such a Winter’s Day and Smitten mittens
🧶 Rock & Peat gradient scarf
🌀 made purple rolags, BFL & Seacell, Rainbow Art Yarn, spinning rolags on spindle and wheel
💦 Bee-u-tiful scarf, Purple and teal silk. Dropped off stock at Fuzzy Thistle for the first time.
🌲 Hand turned a wooden yarn bowl
🏡 Shepherd’s Hut in Kyle of Tongue
💷 1 scarf
🧦 Hermione’s Everyday socks in Regia, Easy Goes It shawl
🧶 Cotton tea towel tests, grey block scarf for Allistar
🌀 grey woolen spun rolags, purple rolags, started new camel and silk, some BFL and seacell, showed niece how to spin on Spindle
💦 4 lampshades for sister, 2 lampshades to sell
🏡 Visited my sister and met two new half cousins, Fibre East
💷 3 scarves
- Dance classes – Greatest Showman and La La Land
🎫 🏕 Belladrum 3 day concert
💦 purple wool and silk scarf, additional ones for shop
🧦 Rose City Roller socks, Go Diagonal Scarf
🧶 Tea towel practice
💷 2 scarves
- Sue and the boys visited (Loch Kinellan, Disc Golf, Dunrobin Castle, Stand Up Paddleboarding, EcoVentures boat trip).
- New boiler and oven installed.
🧦 Frogged Such a Winter’s Day and re-started, Nurmilintu shawl, Smitten mittens, Interlude hat
💦 scarves to stock the shop (pink sparkly, red sparkly, ocean scarf, turquoise and white, purple, dark green sparkle)
🗡 Fairies, autumn wreath
🌀 silk and camel rolags
🧶 Tea towel practice
🧵Huge project bag
- Started prepping BFL Shetland X Fleece
- Painted garage door
- Perth Yarn Festival & Portuguese Knitting Course
- Allistar’s brother visiting
🧦 Perky little hat and mittens, more Smitten mittens, dishcloths.
👩🏻🔬 Christmas sock yarn and some fibres
🌀 Brit Spin in team ‘More enthusiasm than skill’ Rambouillet, Whitefaced Woodland (on supported spindle), Perendale, Cheviot.
💦 3 sheep landscape lampshades, 2 beachscape lampshades
🗡 12 fairies and lady bug elf, 3 gnomes and 3 Christmas fairies
🎟 Alan Carr Live
💷 8 fairies, 1 lampshade, 1 scarf
- Loch Ness Knit Fest
- Appointed Treasurer of the Highland Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers
🏡 Innerleithen holiday cottage
🧦 Such a Winter’s Day jumper, Smitten mittens
👩🏻🔬 green, blue, rust wool from Roxy the sheep and some Corriedale
💦 3 large lampshades, 5 baubles, 2 purple scarves, Highland dancer, Christmas fairies and elves, winter picture, sheep picture, Highland cow picture, slippers that I ruined.
💷 3 lampshades, 1 scarf, 1 picture, 2 baubles, Highland dancer
- Jury duty
- Cromarty Yarn Club
💦 testing some samples with sari silk, made another pair of slippers, 3 small lampshades.
🧦 finished last Smitten mitten, Antler Toque hat and Christmas socks
Selection of 2019 completed items
Edit: Total sales for the year 2 baubles, 15 fairies, 1 Highland dancer, 8 lampshades, 2 pictures and 9 scarves.