New Years Resolutions & Life Generally

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I’m revisiting this now as it’s a good time for me to do so I think. On Sunday it will be Iranian New Year, I’m half Iranian so it’s an important date for me. I tend to use it as a time to re-evaluate my goals for the year and see how I am doing.

My main goal for this year has been to be more creative and to spend time being creative each day. It doesn’t seem like a big thing but it is for me. Having it in mind has made me do it though, and most days I do spend time with creative endeavours. It’s not always knitting or crochet, quite often it’s at work where we bake or spend a long time drawing and colouring or painting. The perks of the job I think!

So I’m doing alright with my goal for 2016.

Life is busy at the moment, work has calmed down but is still busy. I have a new rat who we got on Tuesday, she’s a cutie. She likes my scrap yarn bag! It’s organza so she can crawl through it without risk of suffocation thankfully! The big girls don’t like her just yet but they will tolerate her when we introduce them properly I’m sure. They always do.

My Spanish is slowly improving, I’m not really doing as well as I’d like so I need to ramp that up ASAP.

I’m crafting quite a bit so that’s all great. I finished a very cute newborn cardigan last week but I need to work out how to block it (acrylic) and add a patch to it before it’s fully finished. The Binary blanket is on hold again as I cannot work out which colours to use, I don’t like the combos I’ve come up with so far so I’m ignoring it until the answer comes to me. Probably not the best approach.

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Catanghan

I have actually finished the ‘base’ of the Catanghan and I’m happy with it. I finished it a while ago but the weather has been horrendous and so there have been no opportunities to get a photo of it, but here it is in all of its glory!

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By the ‘base’ of the blanket, I mean the basic Catan set-up. For those who know the game: I plan to add a seafarers-esque extension which will make it large enough to cover a king-sized bed. For those who aren’t familiar with the game: I’ll be adding islands around this and also extending the blue sea hexes. However that is a job for another year day. Right now it’s a nice size to cuddle under and as it’ll get wrecked on our bed in our tiny bedroom I think it will remain that way until we move to a bigger place where it can be enjoyed without fear of it getting damaged!