I was unable to take part in Knitting & Crochet Blogging Week last year, due to family circumstances (this post explains my disappearance), and I was absoloutely gutted. KCBW is the highlight of the blogging year, in my opinion, and not being able to take part was highly disappointing. Later in the year, though, I will complete last years topics, so I can at least say I did it, despite being a year late.
So, lets have a look at the coming year for An Accidental Knitter. When I write Year 6's version of this post, I hope my crafting will have improved ten-fold. I tend to be drawn towards smaller projects, such as hats, socks, etc, so next year I hope that I will have several large projects completed. Such as shawls & cardigans.
In terms of skills, I'm hoping to learn how to do Entrelac and improve my Instarsia (which, to be rather blunt, sucks at the moment). With those skills in mind, over the coming year I'd love to make Entrelac Socks and Stitch Surfer socks (I love making socks, did you know that?).
There are a few things in my Ravelry queue I would love to finally make this year, the first being Birchwood Mitts by our host of the week, Mimi Hill (a.k.a - Eskimimi Knits). I've been pining (no pun intended) to knit these ever since they were released, and this year I'm finally going to get myself into organised and make them.
With FROZEN taking over the life of myself and my nieces, making these awesome Elsa & Anna dolls is a must. They would be a perfect addition to the Toy Box stash when Tilly & Daisy come to play. As I am a huge Disney fan, I'd love a FROZEN item for myself, and that will come in the form of Princess Anna's mittens, from the movie. I'm really looking forward to wearing them this winter.
When it comes to the blog, I feel like I've already make a lot of progress this year. I have a shiny new website which I love. It feels so much cleaner, and having such a nice space inspires me to log in every day and write.
My eventual goal is to blog ever single day, whether I will reach that this year, or next, I'm not sure. But I'm going to work as hard as I can to achieve it. Once I get a new computer (this one is very old and broken now, it doesn't let me do much at all), I will be able to get myself stuck back into Podcasting & YouTubing. I am most excited for the latter, to be honest. I have so many ideas for vlogs, comedy sketches, tutorials, etc, all to do with knitting and crochet. I can't wait to share them with you all.
So, in conclusion then, I wanted to say a huge thank you to Mimi for hosting this wonderful week once again. I can't tell you how much I appreciate the work you put in to create such a fun experience for us all. I'm so pleased I was able to take part, and I hope that I never miss a year again! I'm sad that it is drawing to a close already, but I have learnt so much this week, and been struck with so many blog post ideas for the upcoming weeks.
Thank you again, Mimi! And I will see you all at the same time tomorrow morning.