Thursday, January 3, 2013

New starts...yarn-a-long

A new year means new starts. Last year, I purchased my yarn ready for two fun crochet projects this year. Both are large so I will see what other crochet things will fit in with them. Jos took me up to Almere to the yarn shop Het Spoeltje for my coffee colored yarns from Bravo Schachenmayr. Hunter green and denim blue are added in for a little extra kick. I have been itching to get started on this.

I am using Teresa's tutorial for a circle in a square granny but adding extra rows. I will always end with the same color as it matches my couch which you can see in the photo. The edging will also be in this color.

I decided to join in with Ginny at SmallThings for her YarnALong this year. I love to read along with all my hobbies and she asks that we post a photo of our current yarn project along with our latest read. My book which I am finishing is The Brontes' Christmas. I will continue my holiday themed reading until January 6th (Three Kings Day). This book is a compilation of Christmas excerpts written by the three Bronte Sisters or pieces written by other authors of their day.

I am also going to start linking to Tami's WIP Wednesday as I am hoping this will help me to get moving on getting some projects done. I am going to start reporting a UFO for this each month with a goal for 2013 to accomplish 13 finishes which is one more than 2012.

Do you have some exciting new projects to start this month?



  1. This will be a great blanket. Great start for the new year. I will start one project this month, a Scarlet Letter Sampler, but I haven't received it yet, so it might be next month only.
    Have a great New Year!

  2. Nice blanket start! Nothing new for me as yet! X

  3. Great start Heidi. I need to finish a couple of things off before I can start anything new!

  4. Oh Heidi! You remembered me the Bronte sisters!!! I love Wuthering Heights!!! My favorite book when I was in school!!!

  5. Hi Heidi!! That tecnic, Lucet, it´s similar than I investigated!! But you need that tool!! :-(
    Thanks for visiting me!! I follow you, Do you wanna follow me?

  6. I love this new circle in a square you are making. It looks really nice. I just started a project but don't know if you can call it exciting. It is an afghan made on a loom. I have made it many times before. We have a waitress who we really like and she is going in for very serious surgery. She is in for a long recovery and I hope this will cheer her up a little and keep her warm.
    I just finished a shawl for Mandie for her birthday also. Have to get it in the mail.
    Love you, Mom

  7. What a kick-of start you make Heidi! Nice project, I like the squares!

  8. You're obviously going to be busy this year:) I've no projects planned so far apart from finishing the cross stitch 'Autumn' sampler that I'm doing for my DIL. Daughter did mention wanting a beanie and matching scarf so might get her to choose a pattern and some yarn and get started on that soon.

  9. Your new project is superb, such a nice mix of colours.

    Anne Bronte is buried in St Mary's church in Scarborough, hubby and I visited there when on hols. The grave is well tended by the Bronte appreciation group and flowers placed there. There is a pic on my blog post dated 23rd oct 2011.

  10. I love your new start Heidi! That will be beautiful when finished. I haven't started anything new yet, I have a few things I love that I have had to put on hold while making gifts etc. so am anxious to get back to those. I have been wanting to work on Christmas Garden by Blackbird Designs and when I start something new that will probably be it. Hugs from CA. and happy stitching.

  11. Nice new project, Heidi! But I love your review from last year too. Have a good year 2013 and I wish you health! greetings from Germany. Sabine.


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