Rather than rushing head first into this new year, new projects thing (unless you count redecorating our bathroom, but more on that in another post) I've first promised myself some time to finish all the little projects, you know the ones, the half stitched cross stitch, the yet to be sewed summer top and the pile of wool waiting to be knitted. That's the plan anyway.
I've started fairly well with this colourful crochet mandala and although it wasn't technically in progress before January, it's been at the back of my mind for months. It's in the colours of our living room, blues, navy, whites, yellows and the grey to tone it down a bit. It's actually to replace the one I made last year, which although lovely, doesn't match the living room so it'll find a new home elsewhere. As you can see from the picture I'm trying to make the effort to block more of my makes even though it's so tempting to use them straight away, another little resolution.
Along with the crochet I've just started reading Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, having seen lots of hype around it I was pretty sure I was going to love it. So far it has not disappointed. Her thoughts on fear and courage in creativity are certainly ones I'll be reminding myself of throughout the year. I've just started the chapter on ideas as independent from us, not something we come up with, but something that chooses us and we must respond to... all very interesting!