Wednesday, June 05, 2019

May Wrap-up and Goals

May seemed to go by really fast. I'm having a hard time remembering what I was able to finish.

Stash Check

  • Yarn Used: 1324 yds / 326 g
    Yarn Added: -459 yds / -100 g
    Difference: +1783 yds / 426 g
  • Fiber Used: 0 oz
    Fiber Added: 0 oz
    Difference: 0 oz
  • Fabric Used: 1 yd
    Fabric Added: 0 yds
    Difference: +1 yd

FOs

  • Leather Earrings
  • May socks
  • Baroque Cardi
  • Leopard Ogden Cami
  • Linen Skirt Refashion

WIPs

  • Superhero X-stitch
  • Nest targhee
  • Giant Granny Blanket
  • Sock Yarn Blanket
  • Disappearing 4-patch quilt
  • June socks

Goals

2019 goals

  1. Keep yarn/fiber/fabric additions to a minimum: I can't believe I've almost made it a 1/2 year without buying any new stash.
  2. Knit from previously purchased pattern: I finished 2 things: my May socks were from the book Sock Architecture, and the Baroque cardigan was from Stitch 'N Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker.
  3. Make what I feel like: I must have done a good job with this because looking back my projects were all over the place this month.
  4. Spin 15 minutes a day: Sadly, no. but I am working on it fairly consistently (about 3-4 times per week).
  5. Knit more handspun: Nope.
  6. Finish Superhero Sampler: I'm so happy with my progress. I only have 5 motifs left.
  7. Taking care of my health: Well I thought I was doing well, but I ended up hurting my back in late May and I'm still recovering from that. I think that sewing/quilting for long periods is really hard on my back so I'm setting a timer and making myself quit after 20 minutes.
  8. Shop less: I bought a few items to refresh my spring/summer wardrobe, but I have also sewn or refashioned a few pieces so I bought less than I could have.
  9. Brush lettering: Still working on it but I'm pretty discouraged. I don't ever seem to get any better at it no matter how much I practice.
  10. Doodling: I ran out of prompts to follow so I haven't quite known what to work on but I am still dabbling a little bit each work day.

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