March is done and it was a HUGE month for my knitting design business. I shared 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. The crowd was amazing, met lots of online knitting friends in person, met new knitting friends, bought a few fun things, and sold quite a few of my knitting patterns. And I'll be vending again! I'm very excited to be vending at I Knit Fandango - Friday 15-May-2015 + Saturday 16-May-2015 at Royal Horticultural Halls, Lindley Hall, Westminster, London. If you're in the area or are travelling there, make sure and stop by the JavaPurl Designs / KnitRundig 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 ~ completed 31-3-15
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 #9, #10, #11, #12, + #13
~My new design - Super super super super super super secret project Doctor Who Companions Sock Club - Third Edition - 1st sock pattern which goes on sale 18-April-2015 at http://www.pandiasjewels.com/
~ + a project a year in the making, BFF Cowl - This pattern is reminiscent of the BFF necklaces that were popular when I was younger. Damaris knit the 2 pieces in a lavender colourway. She finished over a year ago. And I finally knit my 2 pieces in a pink colourway this month. Then we each got two pieces that were looped together to make a mix matched cowl.
So the total thus far:
Christmas Stocking - 1
Cowl - 1
Preemie Hats - 13
Socks - 3 single socks and 4 pairs of socks
Sweater - 1
Misc - 1
Total - 24 projects complete
~Another pattern that I designed for a club came out of exclusivity: Soufflé Girl Socks (Doctor Who Inspired). You can purchase it by clicking on the link.
~My Can Missy Say Something Nice? (Doctor Who Socks) released as part of the Doctor Who Villains Kit - Part 1. You can buy the pattern separately by clicking on the link.
~So that puts me at 6 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 - 2nd sock pattern
~Sweater 1 of 3 for me - Mamma Vertebrae
~A pair of socks for me - Bubble-y Socks
~Christmas Stocking 1 of 6 for my Sister Carrie
~ + a shawl for me, Oh, Oh, We're Halfway There, Oh, Oh, Livin' On A Prayer
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.