January 2019

January 2019

Hey all! it has been one busy month. I rung in the new year with a sinus and respiratory infection that hung on for a while.

I managed to keep a slow and steady pace while working on my goal list for the month. I knit 8 dishcloths, 3 hats, 2 Christmas ornaments, 1 shawl, and 1 pair of socks.

I also worked on a 3rd Christmas ornament, 2 different scrap blankets, my frozen shawl, and a cross stitch. I ripped apart 3 blankets that I had no interest in finishing to simplify my to do list.

Life with our new puppy Lily has been interesting! She doesn’t sleep a lot during the day but goes to bed at 8:30. She gets up to go potty outside around midnight and then she’s up and at it demanding breakfast at 6:00 AM. Lily is sweet and affectionate but also rambunctious and naughty. She’s a good guard dog that hears everything! The cats are not overly impressed by her presence in their lives mostly because she is very aggressive in her attempts to play with them. She just wants to slobber them and they aren’t the least bit interested!

Stay safe and warm!

GOALS:

1.Finish my Smock It Shawl – started 8/25/2018 ✔️

2.Finish my Easy Balaclava – started 12/27/2018 ✔️

3.Finish my Blueberry Waffle Socks – started 1/4/2018 ✔️

4.Finish my Frozen Shawl – started 8/19/2018 – I worked on it

5. Knit 4 Granny’s Favorite Dishcloths ✔️

6. Knit 2 Emma Dishcloths ✔️

7. Knit 2 All for One, One for All Hats ✔️

8. Knit a pair of Crazy Socks (I decided to work on WIP’s instead)

9. Knit 4 Elf Ornaments (I knit two ornaments but only one elf)

Project details can be found on Ravelry

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reorganization

reorganization

My craft area is always a mess even with my previous organization attempts. My yarn was also hard to find in the huge bins without dumping the whole bin out on the floor. Part of my problem is that I never throw away anything that can be repurposed as a craft supply. I also never say no when offered free craft supplies.

Here is what my craft area looked like after I reorganized a few years ago.

Here is what she looked like when I started the great purge and reorganization. Starting with my closet doors.

The inside of my craft closet

My desk

More of my desk

even more on my desk

Extra totes some with my yarn some with my daughters craft supplies. Can’t forget the dead plant either

The top of that pile of totes and a creepy doll in the bottom left corner

my patterns

Here is what my closet looked like with everything shoved inside so we could get ready to paint.

Here is the empty storage system that I ordered on Amazon – mid assembly

Here are the final results that I am quite pleased with. I just need a new foot stool and then I’m all set.

Inside

Closet doors

Inside of the craft closet

Every single box and tote has been dumped out on the floor and sorted through. I threw out six trash bags of stuff that I don’t need. Next I plan to tackle my laundry room.

Butterball kept me company while I reorganized everything

January 2019 Craft Goals

January 2019 Craft Goals

1. Finish my Smock It Shawl – started 8/25/2018

2. Finish my Easy Balaclava – started 12/27/2018

3. Finish my Blueberry Waffle Socks – started 1/4/2018

4. Finish my Frozen Shawl – started 8/19/2018

5. Knit 4 Granny’s Favorite Dishcloths

6. Knit 2 Emma Dishcloths

7. Knit 2 All for One, One for All Hats

8. Knit a pair of Crazy Socks

9. Knit 4 Elf Ornaments

Project details can be found on Ravelry