Friday, 26 February 2016

Progress!!! Actual progress!!!

 It feels like it's taken me a long time to get here, finally, a page finish on Dragon Rider, it seems like I've been promising this for ages, but I'm finally here. And it suddenly came together at the end. As is often the case when I was up close and stitching it I couldn't work out how all these blue and grey colours were going to look like anything other than a mess, but then I stepped back, took a picture and suddenly it's the shiny metal of his motorbike. He's gone away for a while but I'm sticking to (some) elements of my rotation (more on that later) faithfully this year, so it won't be long before he's back out to play again.
Next up, Heroes and Heroines has had some work as well, who knew there were so many shades of orange in the world. I had to go and do some of the green just for a bit of a change. It turns out that I don't really like orange, although that could just be when I've not my nose three inches from it, I haven't realised I had an aversion to it before this, but there's a white space where the peacock will one day be, and he's not orange, and there's green in there as well, and I am nearly done with the orange on this page now.
I could get used to having all this time off, it means that I actually have progress to show, don't get used to it, I'm back to work next week, so it'll be back to having nothing much to show.

And finally, the blanket reappears, I did promise that it would, and that it would have actually grown, which is has. It hasn't grown as much as I was planning for it to after my week off, but at least I've actually got some progress to show, and I will have more to show next week as well.

So rotation, cough cough. So, as I said, Dragon Rider will stand firm, every third page that I work on will be Dragon Rider, because I'm determined to finish it one of these days, but there may be some new starts sneaking into my future, in fact there may be quite a few, so much for no new starts, I'm so weak!

Saturday, 20 February 2016

Slow and Steady

That's probably a good description of that page, slow and steady. I'm off this week, ad I will finish this page, and I will have actual progress to show. I do (as usual) have very ambitious plans for this week, and at the very least it includes finishing this.
I have also progressed my crochet this week, but I'm aware that that's not the most interesting thing to watch so I'll wait until I hopefully have more to show next week before I post that again!

Friday, 12 February 2016

Busy doing nothing...

The title says it all really, I seem to have achieved absolutely nothing this week. A combination of laziness and shifts mean that I seem to have spent practically no time stitching or crocheting. I'm not showing my crochet as it's really not worth it, and the only reason I really have something to show on my cross stitch is because it was filling in white gaps, so it looks like I've done more than I actually have. I can't believe how long this tiny page is taking me.
Oh well, shifts fall a bit better next week, so hopefully I'll get a bit of free time and have something to show. I was hoping to have this page and my page of Heroes and Heroines done before my week off, so I could spend me week off starting something new (sssh), but that's now only a week off, and there's no way I'll finish this, never mind something else as well. Oh well!

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Plodding along

 The title says it all really! I'm plodding along with projects, but don't really have much to show for it. The blanket is growing, but I need to up my pace if I'm going to have this ready to gift in May. I am enjoying it though, I love blankets because it's a regular pattern and I can just go. I have so many blanket plans in my head!
Dragon Rider is growing, but very slowly. I can't believe this partial page has already taken about a month. My excuse is that moving house is really cutting into my stitching time, but I think it's time to get my head down and get working, especially as I have a ridiculous number of starts in my future!

Friday, 5 February 2016

January 2016 re-cap

So, the monthly recaps... this is how my crochet blanket started the month

This is the end of the month, 10 extra stripes, I'm quite proud of that, but need to up the speed to get this finished in time. I'm aiming for a May finish as a birthday present.

How Dragon Rider started the month

And how it finished, I feel like a partial page should have been achievable in a month, but it hasn't happened... I'm going to blame it on the fact that I've moved house, but that means that I can't use the same excuse next month, better get some stitching done!