Wow this year has been busy. Between a record year at work and a very very long hot summer the time has just flown and my craft posts have been few and far between. This shall be rectified right now 🙂
I finished knitting my second bunny well before Christmas but procrastinated way too long on sewing him up. The twins eventually headed for their forever home in mid february.
I learnt a lot while knitting these guys and considering it was my second ever completed knitted project I am very pleased with the result 🙂
February also saw me making a second stenciled Tiki for a friend. He wanted to pay me for it but that’s not how we roll 🙂
The green one is the new one 🙂
During February I decided that there would be no more new starts unless absolutely necessary until I had cleared my backlog of WIPS. With this in mind I spent 3 days cutting up wool for the little rug that I am making. A small amount of progress on this then occurred.
She’s going to need a wee mow when finished as some of my wool is longer than others hahaha
I discovered a rather large error in the back of my teal jersey so that resulted in redo
I’ve randomly become addicted to cooking programs that feature for 1.5 hours 3 nights a week. As I am a kind and loving wife I made the call not to subject my husband to them and have taken my knitted Stripey Blanket to the bedroom where I prop myself up on the bed and knit away to mindless yet yummy looking TV. This has resulted in much progress on my blanket and I hope to finish the second strip very soon 🙂
My daughter and her partner are living in our basement while they save to buy their first house 🙂 They are planning on buy in and moving to Rotorua later this year. It snowed on me while I was in Rotorua last year. Also, she is an avid snowboarder so spends a lot of time on the mountains during winter. With this in mind I am knitting her a hooded scarf for her birthday in August 🙂 I’ve never tried cable before so it’s rather a test
This and a pair of very rude mittens which I will show another day will be my only new starts for this year. I can justify this as they are presents and presents don’t count on the WIP challenge 😉
My sister got engaged 2 days before Christmas 🙂 This means that the whole family will be traipsing off to Perth for a wedding in mid 2019. I am so excited!!! 😀 It suddenly occurred to me that I haven’t done any of her cross stitch since about mid 2017 so it was time to get it back out again. Maybe, if I work very very hard at it, I might just be able to get it finished for her wedding.
To help keep me motivated I have joined a Facebook group for cross stitch that runs challenges and issues badges when you complete them. Always up for a challenge I have achieved a few badges in the past couple of weeks.
Now that’s a lot of stitching 😀
With the long weekend fast approaching, in 6 more hours to be precise, I can’t wait to climb back into all my wee projects. My favourite annual book fair is on saturday and I am helping a friend move that day also plus there is a chocolate festival in Rotorua that we just have to attend but apart from that I home a lot and keen to sit in the sun with my knitting and my stitching while listening to podcasts 😀 Ahhhhhh some days I really am living the dream 😀
Ka Kete Ano xx