Tuesday, June 01, 2010

May Review

Well, when I made these goals, I mentioned in that post I had an interview for another job. Can I count it as a goal achieved that I got the job? I start on June 21 - Midsummer's Day. It's going to be a challenge, but I am looking forward to it.

As for stitching goals:

  • Chevron Socks 2 - finished and given to my mum, and they are a great fit too.
  • My Needle and Floss Comfort Me - no, I haven't picked it up at all :o(
  • You Shall Be Queen Afghan - yes, finished and in use!
Start and Finish:
  • A gift for my favourite tutor - yes, I finished this, although it was a close run thing. My tutor loved it!
  • Early Christmas ornament for exchange - yes
Frame or Have Framed
  • Bee Merry
  • Bee Mine
  • Bee Joyful
This didn't happen, but I have all the stuff to do it, just need the time!They will be framed as a triptych.

  • Country Cottage - not done, but my niece is the forgiving sort!
  • May Biscornu and Fob Chart - this was done, and quite popular it was too!
  • Get previous things posted out - still need to get this finished up.
  •  £20 for the MS Trust - only £2 this month, but this is enough to send an excellent information booklet to a young person whose parent has been diagnosed with MS. Thank you! 
Other stuff achieved:

This has very much been a "mindless knitting" sort of month, and I've been making various afghan squares. This is a positive thing - it keeps me calm, I can think and plan better when I'm knitting than when I'm stitching, and it's using up quite a lot of stash! Plus, I have usable stuff at the end of it!
  • Charity Afghan Square - this is for a WI project to make blankets for AIDS orphans in South Africa
  • Molly's Dolly Afghan - a mini-afghan for my niece, using up some pink based yarns! This will be a Christmas present. Yes, organisation :o)
  • Bright Afghan Square - using some awful yarn I bought on sale. I am undecided whether to make an over the top blankie with it, or donate the sqaure to the charity project.
  • Box of Chalks Afghan - I've worked 23 squares of this, I'm aiming for either 36 or 42 - multiples of six because it's using six colours of a cotton/acrylic yarn in my stash. The colours are quite bright, but have a "chalky" feel to them - hence the name!
 I've lots of pictures to share of the stuff above, so hang on, there will be interesting stuff soon!


riona said...

That's a lot of knitting going on ... do you anticipate slowing down on the knitting front as the weather warms?

Looking forward to the framing photos ... that sounds like a great combo.

Kathy A. said...

Yep, job counts most of all!!! Congratulations. Hoping the new job is everything you are looking for!