Just under 12 months ago, I made a list of challenges for 2014. How'd I do this year?
Overall, I'd say that I've gotten about a C this year for projects. However, I did a lot of extra credit, including some beadmaking and tablet weaving, so I think I could easily say that my overall grade is higher--maybe a B+. I'll take it. :)
So what's on the docket for 2015? Here are my newest goals, some of which are review from 2014:
- Scholar Rank Viking Costume for men. Maybe I'll use my middle kid as the recipient for the garb since my husband is not really interested in playing...even though the middle kid is a girl...she wants to do activities that require pants and shorter tunics.
- Loom building (box loom and rigid heddle loom)
- Warp Weighted Loom--weave something! I have it mostly warped up, but it needs weights and yarn for the weft. I was considering buying a bunch of the Fisherman's Yarn and dyeing it with KoolAid, just for fun.
- Sheep to Shawl progress
- Keep teaching. I have a student who said, "I want to learn how to do everything you're doing." I may not be the expert, but I'm happy to brain-dump.
- Cheesemaking. Start with the kit, then move on to other cheeses.
- Dye with natural dyes - woad, sandalwood. I have a big spool of linen threads around here that I can use to dye stuff with. I'd love to grow the woad myself, but I guess it's illegal in this state. :(
- Tablet weaving - Birka reproductions
- Decorate yurt door with Turkish designs
- Replace and repair and enhance old pieces from my wardrobe.
That's 10 things. That aughta hold me for now...right? Then I'll "ooo-shiny!" and start a project not on this list. Like stained glass or something.