It’s 3:30pm on the first workday of 2015, and I’m already loving this year. I had a great phone meeting this morning, received an unexpected email that I’d been hoping to get for months, and saw the first go at marketing copy for a new project I’m very excited about (and the marketing copy rocks). The first workday of 2015 gets two thumbs up.

On this fifth day of my second year of making, I’ll be working on a project I had not had on my list before the start of the new year, but began almost immediately upon discovering it because it’s so well suited to my theme of the year, which is enough. I filled a basket with somewhere around 2500 yards’ worth of odd balls of yarn, which I would otherwise have tried to find a new home for as I embark upon a great craft-supply de-stash, and I’ve started an Age Before Beauty Blanket by the ever-fabulous master of gorgeous simple crochet, Pip Lincolne. It’s such a simple, yet so totally personal, project, and row upon row of double crochet is relaxing to make (admittedly, it’s not my favourite stitch, so I may switch it up with some sections of extended half-double crochet [which I would have done all along but it didn’t occur to me when I started the project]).

It’s been a while since I’ve crocheted daily, and though I’m sure other projects will soon begin to squeeze their way back into my daily making, I’m enjoying it while it lasts. In part, I’m enjoying it because I didn’t see it coming, and I’ve learned that one of the things I love most about making something every day is that unexpected projects have quite a lot of opportunity to pop up.

What are you making these days?

A quick reminder that today is the final day to buy the Year of Making ebook at the special launch price; tomorrow (January 6th) it will go up by a couple of dollars. It will remain available always, of course, because a year of making can begin on any day of the calendar year! Check out the #yearofmaking hashtag on Instagram and Twitter to see what people are making.