Sunday, 1 February 2015

crafty plans for february

Every month I aim to set myself, and complete, a ‘crafty challenge’ – a personal goal to help improve my knitting and crochet, and to embolden me to react to all the patterns and inspiration that is available on the internet! By sharing this with you I feel more encouraged to branch out and do these challenges by the end of the same month, and hopefully you will be interested in what I am working. Perhaps it will help inspire you to try something new as well?

At the start of last month I set myself some 'crafty plans' and following the round up of these that I shared yesterday I'm going to set myself just 2 tasks for February. Seeing that this is a shorter month and it (hopefully) appears that I am now receiving more regular orders on my Etsy shop I need to think about any unaccounted-for projects that I may undertake (perhaps reconsidering taking commissions so that I can focus on pattern writing, but its such a pleasure to know that people want to buy my products!) and also the fact that I am treating myself to more reading/playstation time - because, very occasionally, even I need a break from knitting!

Get that Moogle pattern written!
I really desperately do want to write a pattern for a full amigurumi Moogle modelled on the Christmas decoration I designed in December. This would be my first complicated crochet pattern and I'm excited to see how it will turn out - though it is of course by no means my first. You can crochet my amigurumi Spiderman doll using the free Ravelry download pattern by following the link - and a couple of other patterns over on my patterns page!





Design, and write a pattern for, a knitted minion phone cover
The popularity of my Totoro phone cover and the fun that I always have when I make it has convinced me that I really should design some more phone covers, and a minion one would look amazing! I have loads of yarn left over from the two pairs of crochet minion mittens that I made for orders before Christmas that are the perfect colour for minions. I have this vision in my mind of how a knitted minion phone cover will look and I really want to get this on the needles to I can perfect it and also write some more knitting patterns.


I want to get these two patterns written this month alongside finishing my jumper and potentially starting a cradigan as well, but these are much larger projects that I should do in my own time and mustn't rush! What are you going to knit/crochet this month?



11 comments:

  1. Dude! The minion looks awesome! I know my eldest would love the mittens! It's great that your Etsy shop is doing awesome too. So far I've got the blanket on the go and trying to do the little freebies that came with Mollie Makes and the Crosstitcher magazine x

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  2. Good luck with your two goals! Those minion phone covers are awesome!!
    You are so talented :)

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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  3. Ohh the minions are so cool! I have a couple of arigurami which are sitting in pieces, so my goal is to finally go and get a big sewing needle and put them all together :) x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

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  4. I wish I could set achievable goals like you haha! Looking forward to seeing the minion phone case 😄 did you ever post the pattern for the pikachu one you made? Xxx

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  5. I think you did so well with your January Goals, especially with everything else you had going on! Good luck with this months goals, I'm looking forward to seeing your jumper! But remember it's really all just about enjoying your self! x

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  6. Thank you Jessica you're so sweet :) I hope I can do the mittens justice with the phone cover! jenny xx

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  7. thanks! oo I do love all things amigurumi :) jenny xx

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  8. the pattern for them is on Craftsy you should totally make a pair! :) yes I am so excited to see your blanket grow, and freebie are always excellent little projects to do as well. jenny xx

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  9. ha well we will see how achievable these goals are by the end of the month :) OH well remembered! I didn't unfortunately, I started typing it on my old laptop and halfway down the pattern page it crashed for good, and all my step by step photos were lost :'( so I rage quit haha I do have the notes still and I really should type it up as a freebie pattern with a couple of scavenged pictures...another goal this month? :p jenny xx

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  10. thank you so much Cate - oh yes I do sometimes get stressed out with trying to get everything done but just need to stop and move to something with less pressure and enjoy it again, always works out in the end :) jenny xx

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  11. Make sure you let me know when you do, I have a feeling I will be asked to make at least one! Xx

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