How much progress have I made in crafting terms this year? Goodness, I'm a veritable crafting diva now. Haha. Or not.
I discovered that I don't knit funny, I knit combined continental. Yes, it is a thing. And it looks like perfectly normal knitting, thank you very much. I knit two hats and a cabled scarf, plus I did half a sock (but, sadly, no photo to prove it.)
I crocheted tons of stuff. Really, I did. I can't begin to show you all the things I crocheted last year or I'd be commited to an asylum. However, more importantly than the actual crocheting was learning how to write a pattern. Write a pattern that other people could follow. Uh-huh! It's not as easy as you might think and it requires all kinds of mathematical skills that I thought I'd left behind when I skipped down the avenue of St Mary's secondary school on my last day of school, waving my school tie in the air in glee. If my long-suffering maths teacher, Sr Helen (now working out the Pythagorean equation beyond the Pearly Gates) had realised that little Miss Gingerbread would be employing the basic principles of geometry, trigonometry and algebra of her own free will and in her leisure time, she would've exploded with joy.
In any case, despite great leaps and bounds in my mathematical education, I continue to be plagued by lapses of discalulia, guaranteeing that I shall never be placed between Newton and Archimedes at a celestial dinner party. But I keep on writing patterns, using my trusty 99c calculator to help me work out stitch repeats and hexagon angles.