Since it is the end of the month I thought I would show all the projects that I worked on this month including progress photos and how many days I worked on it. I mentioned in a post this week that I took a two week break from my blog because of my health and that impacted my knitting and cross stitching as well. There were a couple of days where I didn’t work on anything which is a good indicator of how terrible I have been feeling. I still feel like I made a lot of great progress though and I’m hopeful that next month I will have a better month.
Purl Soho Blanket
I only worked on this blanket for one day but I am obsessed with it. It is so fun to work on and I love seeing it grow so quickly. You only cast on 5 stitches so I was able to make a lot of progress in one day. This is an easy garter stitch blanket with increases and decreases but what makes it special is that it is knit using different textured yarn. I ordered all the yarn from Knit Picks and I can’t wait to use up all these delicious yarns.
I finished the back of this cardigan and so I started on one of the front panels. I worked on this cardigan for three days this week but I feel like this is one that I could have made more progress on. I still think this cardigan is going to be way too big on me but at least I like working on it. And if it really does come out too big then I can still wear it around my house when it is chilly so it’s not a huge loss.
This month’s progress is on the left and January’s is on the right. I worked on it for two days and I got a couple of rows of color in. I only have one more row of color to do after the pink I’m working on right now and I am done with this section of the shawl. I still have three more sections to do so this shawl is going to be huge! I enjoy working on it and I feel like I could have done more so hopefully next month I am able to finish this section. It would be amazing to be able to finish section 4 next month but I think that is being way to overly ambitious.
Pumpkin Farm diamond painting
I love that you can see how much progress I made on this during February especially considering that I only worked on this for two days. I obviously got really into working on it though and I feel like with one more day I can finish it. When fall rolls around I will frame this and hang it up somewhere in my house.
I really love that putting these pictures next to each other it is easy to see the progress I have made. It is motivating for me and it would be awesome if I could finish it next month. Especially since I plan on starting so many things in May. I worked on this 3 days but it should have been 4.
Christmas diamond painting
I only worked on this one day this month but I made a good start.
I am working on this one today and I am close to decreasing for the top of the hat. Then I will stitch it altogether and put the pom pom on. I don’t think I will ever knit a hat flat like this again but I think it is coming out cute. I have decided though to give this to my niece for Christmas which gives me a lot of time to make a hat for my nephew and other gifts for my family.
This was my new cross stitch start for February and I worked on it for 3 days. It should have been 4 which is kind of disappointing since I could have finished the house and a few more details with an extra day. However I’m really happy with my progress since I have never stitched on linen before. I spent a lot the first day just playing around and figuring it out. I worked on it yesterday and I finished the border, the S and P, the grass and the bottom half of the house. I’m proud that I have mostly figured it out and now I can work on trying to make my stitches look better. I’m sure when I try to stitch on a higher count (this is 28 ct) that I will have a learning curve again.
This is another cardigan where I finished the back and I’m working on a front panel. This one is my morning knit so I was also able to start and finish the first front panel this month. I didn’t take a picture of it though because it very badly needs to be blocked but I’m not going to do that until I’m done knitting all the pieces. My goal for next month is to finish this panel, the pockets and one sleeve. My ambitious goal is to finish all the pieces so I can stitch it altogether.
Tomorrow is the last day of the month but I’m not sure what I will be working on. I should work on my socks that I started in January since they are the only project that I haven’t touched this month. I leave it up to my wheel app though so we will see what it lands on tomorrow. Also, I was planning on sharing my new starts that I’m adding to the wheel in March but I haven’t decided what I want my cross stitch start to be. I also have a haul to share next week with all the cross stitch patterns I have purchased recently which is probably why I’m having a hard time narrowing it down.