Trung recently asked me what I intended to do in the upcoming year. A few things are already underway, and others I’ve already decided on. But as is the time of reflection and resolutions, I suppose it’s appropriate to make yet another list.
I fully intend to create a working app by the end of 2014. Well, really, by mid-2014 would be great.
Getting over humps and bumps of resistance for this will require a lot of patience and discipline, and it’s going to be awesome.
Right now I am thinking of making this knit-centric. Like a simple gauge calculator that I can use to help me make sense of the math for when I want to swap out a different yarn for a specific project. If anything, it will also really help me with my math skills. Because I have none.
Homelifes, Decorating, Furniture
After three and a half years, I suppose it’s time to come clean. I have really come to dislike my furniture.
I’ve inherited most of this furniture from the original owners of my current apartment. And while I’m grateful, I think it’s time to take that step up and finally make decisions based on what I would like, rather than what is convenient.
Last year, I found myself getting rid of my university furniture, shedding off memories of being dumb and young. Well now I’m just dumb, really, but I like to think I was a little bit dumber back then. Items that will ring truth in every young twenty-somethings’ ears: futon, Ikea, cheap computer table, Ikea, folding couch, etc.
Speaking of Ikea, I’ve just traded my last vestige of cheap university life for a more solid structure. Still Ikea, but like, one step up from “that table” that everyone knows:
This year, I’d like to look forward to pieces that have a bit more of a story and effort from me.
I have 2 simple projects lined up:
And this bitchin’ daybed that my buddy Ben and I are going to be building together.
The daybed will be more work, obviously, but the possibility of creating a custom piece that I can control sounds so amazing to me. It will come in two pieces that come apart, and we have plans to build it out of pine kill lumber, which I think is a beautiful wood.
I’ve gone on a full knitting rage these last few months, and I don’t intend to stop there. Fiona and Amanda have totally inspired me to test more waters, and I will be pushing through with more sewing projects as well.
This book will come out of the woodwork (I purchased it a few months ago) and I will be working hard to make some really awesome garments and homewares.
As a side note as well, I’ve made a resolution to stop buying yarn and finish off this giant stash that I have somehow accumulated over the course of a few months. Seriously. My yarn drawer is barfing yarn right now.
I think these three major things will be a great start to the year. I’m looking forward to 2014!