It's a new year, and I couldn't be more thankful.
Overall 2016 was a rough year. It was just full of unnecessary stress that I didn't need, though it did end on a more positive note than it began. I enjoyed the short break from work that I got. I spent all but two days with my boyfriend and it was just really nice, though admittedly not productive.
Refelcting back, I accomplished some of my goals for last year: I bought a car and a loom. But, I did not do so well with regards to producing work, which I am a little embarassed about, but it's really hard to keep life from getting in the way sometimes. That's one thing that I want to work on this coming year: pushing myself to get stuff done even when I have absolutely zero motivation.
That will help me actually make work. I think I said at one point that my goal for last year was to produce 12 pieces. I think I managed three with a fourth in progress, so not quite a third of the way to that goal. I think half of that would be a reasonable goal for this coming year (because I can already tell that at least the first half is going to be crazy with work) and because some of the things I've been toying with in my mind are going to be a little more in depth.
With regards to the weaving that I started, I'm about half way through, but there is a small area at the beginning where I was having a tension issue. I am almost positive I could fix it after it comes off the loom, but I was laying in bed thinking about it last night, I may just rip out the weaving that I have done so far and re-weave it. I have enough weft yarn to get through it if I do. I just want it to be perfect because I am really liking the color combinations. I wasn't sure that I would because the scarf will be predominantly orange with a lime green weft, but it is weaving up beautifully.
No matter whether I continue with what I have or start fresh, I plan on having done by the end of next week.