For many years each January I've written down a list of resolutions. Frankly it was more of a wish list. A few months ago I saw a neat-o idea about having a goal word for the year instead. I'm totally adopting that. This year my goal is "simplify". With a new baby coming soon I think it's fitting.
First project with my new goal is slowly working through my home and donating things that I don't need or use. I have a closet full of things that are good but I don't wear for one reason or another. Ideally I want my closet to only have pieces I love and wear often... hopefully full of pieces I make! Or from other talented people (ps Marsha, I love my scarf. I noticed the lovely hand stitching even before Gavin and Lesa mentioned it).
Last night I finished a new top. At first I felt a little like a jail bird (thick horizontal stripes), but I'm liking it more--it's hard not to as it's really comfortable. I used this tutorial.
It went together very smoothly when you ignore the fact I snipped through the fabric when trimming the neckline (thank you heat'n'bond for saving the day). I think if I make another (sans stripes) I will make it a few inches longer. My bump is taking up more space these days.