I also finished a bit of embroidery this month. I made a pincushion and coordinating needle book for a swap on Ravelry. Also crocheted a lacy edging on a hankie. I fashioned the pincushion after one I'd seen on Pinterest, and it just seemed to want a companion. My partner seems well pleased with them so the endeavor was a success. In the same swap I received a nice fat quarter that I plan to turn into a pincushion and needle book for myself.
Both of the previous projects were completed as gifts for others, so I excused myself from my "finish two before starting one" resolution. As such, even though I finished both, I am not allowed to start another one. I've gone a bit off the wagon with that resolution however. I think when all is said and done I am ok, but I quit paying attention to how many I started vs how many I finished.
I did finish a silk shawl last week that has been on the needles for a few months and am very pleased with it. I've worn it a couple of times now and have gotten some nice compliments on it.
A new prayer shawl is on the needles and is going quite quickly. I started it yesterday, and if I continue at the pace I'm currently on, it should be finished next week.
Not much completed on this project yet, but I envision it going quickly once I decide to make it my main project. This will be an adorable baby blanket for my hair stylist, who is having her second this July.
I am on a mission to reduce my sock yarn stash this year. I really don't need a bunch more hand knit socks, so I'm planning on making shawlettes with as much of it as I can. I cast on this one last week and it's a pretty mindless knit while I watch television, or listen to an audio book. I am using 2 skeins of Noro Silk Garden sock yarn.
Along with finishing projects, I am taking a good look at all of the ones currently in the works to see if I really want them. Several of them have hit the frog pond this month. One such project was a sweater I had started for my husband a couple of years ago. I decided to repurpose the yarn as a jacket for myself.
Hopefully, I'll get better at updating this new blog as time goes on. Bad habits die hard I guess.