Sunday, March 1, 2015

February Check-In

I can't believe February passed so quickly. I've been super busy prepping to have a booth at my first fibre festival. I'll be sharing a booth with my friend Sam of KnitRunDig project bags to sell my knitting patterns at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival on the 14th and 15th of March. If you're in the area, you should definitely come see us in our booth.

At the beginning of the year, I wrote a blog post, The Post In Which I Look Ahead At 2015. I want to just check in on a couple aspects of this each month (and then I'll check in on everything at the end of the year). So here we go:

~Read at least one non-fiction book each month of 2015.
1 ~ The Accidental Anglican: The Surprising Appeal of the Liturgical Church by Todd Hunter ~ completed 21-1-15
2 ~ The Furious Longing of God by Brennan Manning ~ completed 7-2-15
3 ~ Soulful Spirituality: Becoming Fully Alive and Deeply Human by David G. Benner ~ currently reading
4 ~ Cross-Shattered Christ: Meditations on the Seven Last Words by Stanley Hauerwas ~ currently reading

~I plan to continue sharing about the creative part of my life which includes knitting, spinning, and designing patterns on a month to month basis here on my blog. Hopefully that will include releasing 12 new patterns, knitting 3 sweaters for myself, knitting 1 preemie hat per week, knit 7 stockings for family, finish at least 100 projects, and who knows what else!

Projects Finished this Month:
~2015 Top Down Preemie Hat #5, #6, #7, + #8
~My own design, The Lady of Lallybroch (Outlander Inspired Socks)
~Christmas Stocking for Waylon
~Gramps Sweater for Isaac
~Some Pleasant Pheasant Socks from my new Vanilla Cappuccino Socks recipe
~ + another of my designs, Super super super super super super secret project Doctor Who Kit 1 Socks (it'll release in late March or early April), it's inspired by a Doctor Who Villian

So the total thus far:
Christmas Stocking - 1
Preemie Hats - 8
Socks - 3 single socks and 3 pairs of socks
Sweater - 1
Misc - 1
Total - 17 projects complete

Design-wise -
~Another pattern that I designed for a club came out of exclusivity: Come Along Pond Socks (Doctor Who Inspired)
~My The Lady of Lallybroch (Outlander Inspired Socks) came out this month and has done extremely well. Click the link to purchase it.
~And my free pattern C.C.'s Vanilla Cappuccino Socks released. It is a free pattern you receive for subscribing to my newsletter. Because of this promotion, my newsletter subscription list has grown by over 8 times!!!!! And it's not too late, you can receive it too by subscribing to my newsletter.
~So that puts me at 4 new patterns released thus far this year.

On the Needles -
~A new design project - Super super super super super super secret project Doctor Who Companions Sock Club - Third Edition - 1st sock pattern
~Sweater 1 of 3 for me - Mamma Vertebrae
~A pair of socks for me - Bubble-y Socks
~ + a project that has been on my to do list for over a year (and Damaris actually finished her part of the project a year ago, oops! It's a really cool concept that is reminiscent of the BFF necklaces from my childhood years) - BFF Cowl

As always, find all my completed projects plus what's currently on my needles on Ravelry:

And you can also find all my knitting pattern designs (those available for purchase and some freebies as well) on Ravelry:

Thanks for journeying with me this year. Talk to you next month.

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