Friday, January 27, 2012

WIPocalypse January 2012 Update

Hi - So this is a little late (e.g., after the full moon), but since I didn't join the WIPocalypse project until after the full moon I decided that I would try to post some progress before the end of the month of January.

So, in terms of progress, I did finish my daughter's mittens and they turned out really well.  Here's the final picture (not much different from the original WIP but it is still something that I actually finished).

[ok - one of the mittens is slightly smaller but not noticeably].

Second, I finished another of the kittens on the birth sampler for my niece.  I still have 2 more kittens, two blocks and the name and birth information and then I am finished.  It's a really cute piece but the kittens all seem to be completely partial stitches so it's actually not that fun to stitch.  The backstitching really makes the piece and the end result is great, but it's not one I would do again.  So, here's the picture of the next kitten.

I was going to work more on the kittens and also on my needle case that I need to finish, but I was at Michaels and they had this really pretty multi-colored yarn so I instead made a small crochet bunny for my daughter - she loves it!  It was fun to make and turned out pretty well - a nice change of pace.

Lastly, I did spend about 2-3 hours on my needlepoint and was able to almost complete another "mattress" in the princess and the pea.  Here's what it looked like before my last stitching.

It's pretty hard to tell what is stitched and what is not, but let's just say that I've completed about the lower quarter of the piece.

So, that's a summary of my accomplishments (??) for the month.  I've just really started to focus on all of this again with renewed focus so hopefully I can continue into next month.  I'm going to try to get caught up for the February moon and be on the same cycle as the rest of the group.  I'd like to finish off my needle case this month and also get close to finishing the birth sampler.

So, thanks to anyone who actually looked at this - I check most (not quite all) of the other updates on the WIPocalypse site and it's such fun to see all of the different projects and ideas that everyone has.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Hi and welcome to my first blog posting.

So why did I start this? I was browsing through the Chatelaine Yuku board today (it had been several months) and i saw many references to the WIPocalypse for 2012. Needless to say i was intruiged. After a little research, which was not too challenging, I came across the site for this fun event at Measi's Musings blog.

Now, I am completely the type of person who loves to start new projects but I am terrible at finishing things. So i decided to get this blog going and to define some goals for finishing some of my projects.

My first and very simple goal is to finish the mittens that are 90% complete for my daughter. Here is a picture of where they stand tonight.

My next immediate goal is to finish the birth sampler for my neice who was born in September of 2011. Here is where this stands as well.

Over the next few days I am going to catalog my priority wips and status. I hope that keeping this blog will help me focus and stay excited about finishing so many of my great projects that are well in progress.