The new year has begun!
I hope that you have all had a magical Christmas, with lots of fun, family and friends.
Although holidays are wonderful, I am not at my best when taken off my usual schedule.
So as of today the house has been stripped of tinsel, the fairy lights are down, the tree has been unceremoniously shoved into the back garden, and I am trying to find some serenity.
After all, it is time for a fresh start.
New Year’s Resolutions
Six months ago, I made a New Month’s Resolution. To overhaul the site, start this blog section, and to add to Lucy Kate Crochet more regularly.
For the most part, I think I have succeeded.
I hope that you have enjoyed finding out a bit about my crocheting process and had fun with the new patterns that have been shared here.
I am constantly thrilled and amazed by the feedback that I get from you, so a sincere thanks to those who take the time to comment here, on Facebook or email me.
So now it’s time for the New Year’s resolutions. And I have two.
- Crochet More
- Always Note The Pattern As I Go
‘Crochet More’ is a goal that requires no further explanation. Even if it’s only a little more than I do at the moment, then that will be great.
I often write down the pattern as I crochet, but it’s not unusual for me to forget.
Whether it’s at the beginning or part way through.
There are several things I have created, which I doubt I will ever replicate exactly.
It’s a shame for me, the website and means that I can’t work back or improve upon these things.
So here I am, resolving not to let that happen again.
I have a thousand notebooks and pens dotted around the house, so it can’t be that hard to stick too. Right?
I have got a new pattern to share soon, which I fortunately did remember to write down as I went.
Last year I made a crochet Labrador for my daughter. I was quite pleased with how it turned out, and shared the pattern online.
Ever since I made my crochet Labrador, I have been delighted to receive regular orders for bespoke Lab puppies.
I have made quite a lot now, dotted about in their new homes around the country.
Despite the success of the crochet Lab pattern, I was a bit concerned at what my daughter asked me to make a month ago. A crochet Poodle.
It wasn’t the general body shape that concerned me, but the hours I could foresee putting into that curly coat.
Fortunately the Poodle design she wanted was the traditional Poodle Cute, so I only needed to make the curls for her head, tail and ankles. But it was still an awful lot of hours I put in to completing this one.
I will be popping the pattern up soon, if you fancy a fun challenge for the new year. It is a fairly easy basic pattern, and the curls are simple to create with chains. But it will occupy a fair few hours putting them together.
If you find chaining calming like I do, then this is definitely one you will enjoy.
Happy New Year!
The new year is a time that a lot of people choose to push the reset button. I don’t know how you feel, but personally I always think it’s worth a go.
Get a fresh start, pick a new challenge and take a deep breath before plunging onwards with life.
Hopefully onwards to lots of lovely yarn and super fun crochet.
Our new year began with a new addition to the family. A tiny, furry new addition.
I hope your start was similarly lovely.
Wishing you a very Happy New Year!
Lucy Kate, x