Hello blogging friends! We are a few weeks into January and already I have a few finishes. Earlier in the month I finished the 1 ball cowl I had started over the summer and I just love how it turned out.
The yarn is “Shawl in a Ball” from Lion Brand. The color is Community Coral. It was pretty mindless knitting in stockinette stitch and so it became my take along project for knitting on car rides that were 1/2 an hour or more. After the new year, I decided to bite the bullet and knit on it until I finished the skein. I have already worn it once and it is nice and warm.
Next up I have my first 2 scrapbook pages for the year. They were part of a kit from my Local Scrapbook store. January pages of the Calendar Club.
I have done the calendar club at this shop for the past 4 or 5 years, but this year is going to be my favorite as she will be using products from Blue Fern. I Love their products and I enjoyed creating these pages. Hopefully I can get more pictures on them and keep up with it all year. Photos will hide those finger prints on the 2nd page from me putting lotion on my hands. Ugh.
Next up is my first book finish.
I finished this book on Wednesday. It is the 2nd in The Guardian Trilogy from Nora Roberts. With all of my hobbies, reading takes a back seat, reading usually only at lunch time or when I am at a hair appointment or take my car in for an oil change. One of my goals this year is to read more. I am happy to have my first book finished in January. This series is pretty good. I am anxious to start the 3rd book and see how it finishes up.
I finished this sweet little thing last night:
She was a pretty quick stitch. Binge watching the old X-Files has certainly helped me move right along with her. She is White Angel Trumpet, a Poison Pixie from Nora Corbet. I stitched her on a OOAK 16ct Aida from Fantasy Dyed Fabrics. The fabric looks like it has poisonous gasses in greens and grays. I think it is perfect for her.
So I dug this WIP out to work on for now.
This one is Passione Ricamo’s 20th Anniversary SAL. It is quite a large piece and I would love to finish this one this year. There are many blocks on this one each containing a portion of different PR patterns from over the years. I am stitching on 16ct Aida Nantucket Sky from Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie. It is truly going to be an amazing piece. Not sure how long I will stitch on it, but every stitch will put me closer to a finish, right?
So that is it for my finishes so far this month. I have a long list of goals for 2018 and I am still trying to put them into a “18 in 2018” order. I hope to have that list nailed down for my next post. So what are your goals for 2018? What are you currently working on? I’d love to hear all about it 🙂