Sunday, January 8, 2017

January, A Clean Slate

I finished the last of my custom orders on December 31st, so started out 2017 with a clean slate.
5 Christmas stockings... done! 

Well, almost a clean slate. I still had six projects in various stages of completion in bags around the house. And a "hackathon" project I wanted to do (where you take a pattern and make hacks, or changes, to make it uniquely yours). And a laundry list of "gotta make that" projects. 

So, I came up with the following list of resolutions for January: 

Decrease stash by 3 pounds (starting at 164.04) (May be difficult, as a friend mentioned giving me yarn rather than packing it for a move). (Have met the goal, as of 1/25, but if I get a yarn "donation", that will change the status! 
This baby blanket worked up quickly, and reduced by 'stash" by 2 pounds! 

Get patterns sorted out (Took SEVERAL hours!) 
Finish 3 of 6 WIP - DONE... actually 4 of 6 are done! 
1. Tin Can Knits Hackathon 
My Hack: I used three strands of yarn (2 baby yarn, 1 worsted) rather than 1 strand of bulky.

2. Scrap Scarf 

Since this was mindless knitting, I got several hours done during a power outage! 

3. Hay Square 
4. Shark Hat 
5. Catasaurus 
6. Big Mermaid 
One and Two Company Nuru the Unicorn 
One and Two Company January CAL 

Scrap Turtle 

Mini Unicorn 

Mini Unicorn and Nuru

Cactus Pin Cushion

Mini Owl

Stick to $100/week grocery budget - Use what I have on hand! (Didn't do well the first week, doing better since then!)
Check balance of benefits card 
Cash in Ibotta cash (trying to get $4.75 more to cash out for $50 instead of $40)
Find another pretzel/cookie canister for scrap yarn 
Load the knitting needle pouch I was gifted, post picture with thank you 
Write thank you notes 
Hem pants 
Use the sculpty clay I bought to make a fancy crochet hook
List all amigurumi over $15 
List old pattern books on Listia 

January 31 update... I feel like I made good progress on my lists this month! Trying to decide on what to do for February! 

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