April is done! April was a time of recovery after the Edinburgh Yarn Festival in March, plus a time of prepping for vending at I Knit Fandango on 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 ~ completed 4-4-15
5 ~ Found: A Story of Questions, Grace & Everyday Prayer by Micha Boyett ~ 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 #14, #15, #16, + #17
~Christmas Stocking 1 of 6 for Sister - my sister Carrie asked me knit Christmas stockings for her family, this makes 1 of the needed 6
~Bubble-y Socks and Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitten Socks - 2 new pairs of socks for me
~Super Secret Blanket Square - for a collaborative gift
~My new design - Super super super super super super secret project Doctor Who Companions Sock Club - Third Edition - 2nd sock pattern which is on sale now at http://www.pandiasjewels.com/, memberships for this club close tomorrow, Saturday, 2-May-2015
So the total thus far:
Christmas Stockings - 2
Cowl - 1
Preemie Hats - 17
Socks - 3 single socks and 7 pairs of socks
Sweater - 1
Misc - 2
Total - 33 projects complete
~Stripey Sleeves of Warmth - I released this free pattern last week. All the details on how to get the pattern for free is on the pattern page on Ravelry.
~So that puts me at 7 new patterns released thus far this year.
On the Needles -
~A new design project - Super super super super super super secret project IBYC15 Socks + Super super super super super super secret project IBYC15 Socks Pair 2 - This is the the official sock pattern for the 2015 Indie Burgh Yarn Crawl which happens in June.
~Sweater 1 of 3 for me - Mamma Vertebrae - I only have about 1/2 of the 2nd sleeve left and this will be complete! My goal is to finish it before I leave for London in about a week and a half.
~a shawl for me, Oh, Oh, We're Halfway There, Oh, Oh, Livin' On A Prayer
~Christmas Stocking 2 of 6 for my Sister Carrie
~Secret Socks for Someone Special
+ in my insanity, I have cast on a sock yarn blanket which I'll most likely be working on for the next several YEARS!, When you think I'll zig, I'll zag. Then when you think I'm gonna zag, I do zag, just to mess you up for the next time, when I might zig Blanket (bonus points if you know that the name of this blanket is a Gilmore Girls reference)
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.