I wasn't sure how to begin the new year, so I decided to start by finishing a few things.
A new painting... my first since July last year. It seems I prioritised pretty much everything else over my artwork last year. I'm determined to not do the same in 2014, but I'm being gentle on myself and beginning again by working on some ideas from last year. Here's the sketch I'm working from at the moment, and you can see a little of the progress in the photo above.
... and this blanket... finally finished!
My original post on Ravelry tells me that I started it over three and a half years ago. I picked it up again last year, and finally finished it last week.
The pattern comes from a lovely Japanese crochet book (more details at the Ravelry link above). I adapted it a little by adding a join-as-you-go border in off white. I also added a pom pom edging, from a pattern I found here.
Wishing you all a very happy new year... hope it's a creative one!