I've decided to participate in the Finish Along 2014 for the first time this year. The quarterly goals seem like a great way to keep things organized without being too overwhelming. So here are my goals for the first quarter, starting with UFOs and WIPs:
Granny squares quilt: I started this quilt in early 2012. I made 30 blocks and decided to do QAYG. i did wobbly diagonal straight line quilting on over half of the blocks and realized that i hated it. it's gathered dust ever since. i recently took the Craftsy class, FMQ a sampler and since i already have these QAYG blocks ready to go, i'm ripping out my yucky quilting in order to practice FMQ on smaller sandwiches. it takes me awhile to rip out the quilting and rebaste so i don't know if it's realistic to think i can finish during the quarter, but i'm going to try.
Kaleidoscope: needs backing and then quilting.
6insampler: it's doubtful i can finish this in Q1 because i'm doing a queen size. it's going to take me about 30 days just to make half of the blocks. but we all need things to aspire to.
malabrigo handspun: i hesitate to even put this on the list b/c in theory i should have it done next week, but i have been known to put aside my spinning and not pick it up for months, and right now i'm not on a spinning kick. so on the list it goes.
winterwoods cross stitch: the trick with this one is that I need to not only finish the stitching, but get it mounted as well. should be doable.
Follow Your Arrow KAL: i'm a fast knitter and i think i can keep up with all of the clues.
and the new projects:
Spicy's Albion coat: i'm worried b/c i might be overcommitting. but i did promise Spicy i'd sew him a coat, the colette sewalong is starting very soon, and i bought all of the rather expensive supplies. so i should really do it.
Spicy's first quarter socks: i've pledged to knit 4 pairs for Spicy this year. i might go with heavier boot socks b/c it's winter and they'll knit up for quickly--maybe the Chevalier socks?
handspun slippers: i found a pair of slipper soles on clearance at michaels right at the end of 2013. these mukluks look really cute in handspun and i happen to have the perfect skein already on hand. i'd like to finish these while it's still winter. my feet are cold.
Pole: looking iffy that i'll get to this one but i'd really like to. i could use a cozy wrap cardi for the office.
Heather Ross economy block quilt: i did the practice pillow, now it's time to make the baby quilt. i bought a lot of munki munki scraps. i'd like to use them rather than hoard them forever.
So there's my list! it'll be fun and interesting to see how many of these I will actually finish.