Tuesday, 1 March 2016

February Review

So where did February go? these months seem to speed by but at least by setting myself some targets each month I can see that I haven't been wasting my time and there has been something constructive going on, because February was a short month and I've been decorating I really didn't think that I would manage to complete everything I planned so I have to look back to see what I actually hoped to achieve...

Make two Teddy Puppets a month for Operation Christmas Child

February Teds

These little puppets are such fun to make, I have to stop myself from making more so that I can get on with other things.  Great stash-busters too you can find the pattern here

I have challenged myself to make a sweater a month for the boys...

February Sweater

Complete the second front of my cardigan..

I managed to do that too and now I have only the sleeves to do

Make a preemie item...
Made with a few grams of stash yarn so simple and so sweet one of Marianna's lovely patterns you can find it here

start some socks
I have forced myself to stop at this point I was only going to do the rib but honestly I really love making socks and could quite happily make those and nothing else and that would never do now would it.

start some mittens
Well as you know not only did I start them but I finished them too and let me tell you I'm enjoying wearing them, these are designed by Christine and you can find the pattern here.

Finish The Cheerful Child Blanket..

I loved making this blanket and may make another in the future but strangely for the first time in a long time I'm not following a single CAL!

Although I challenge myself with certain tasks each month sometimes these have to be put to one side because something crops up and I have to devote myself to that project, either to make something for a child in desperate need or in fact in this case for a much sadder reason.  Last month a member of Loving Hands passed away, she was such a lovely selfless person and always kept us entertained with her lively personality on the Loving Hands forum. When one of our members pass away we all contribute a square which are sewn into a comfort blanket for the family.  In Maureen case we will be making one for each of her two grandchildren and one for her husband. 

These were mine...
Block 55 Centred Square 
Block 99 Baby Bow
Block 89 Spinner
All made from the book 200 Crochet Blocks by Jan Eaton

To do list for March...

  1. March boy sweater.
  2. Two Teddy Puppets.
  3. Complete a sock and cast on another.
  4. Make a Preemie item.
  5. Work on my totally scrappy blanket.
I hope everyone is having a great week. :) 

Linking with...

Snickerdoodle Sunday
Hookin on hump day
Cooking and crafting with J&J
Handmade Monday
Lunamon Design
Scrapability Saturday

Link and Share Wednesdays

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  1. A very productive month Linda. Lovely items. It's always satisfying when you complete your goals.

  2. Congrats on all of the awesome projects and finishes Linda. Sorry to hear about your friend. The squares are lovely.


  3. eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee LOOK AT THOSE BEARS! eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee absolutely wonderful Linda!

  4. Wow Linda you have really been very busy creating wonderful projects!
    Thanks for joining and sharing your talent with us at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Enjoy the week.
    Julie xo

  5. Hi Linda, Those puppets are so lovely!! You made lot of beautiful things in February. Sorry about your friend, the blanket squares you are making for her family are beautiful.

  6. Oh no, it's been a few weeks since I checked into Loving Hands. That is sad news.

  7. So sorry to hear about Maureen. A very thoughtful gesture to make the family blankets. I don't think you need to join any CALs. You've got enough going on and all so very lovely and worthwhile. Happy March!

  8. A month full of lovely creations !!!!
    Have a happy March !!!

  9. I'm sorry to hear of your friend passing Linda & such a lovely thoughtful thing for you all to make squares for a blanket xx

  10. You did really well in February, Linda. I'm sorry to hear about Maureen and I think it's lovely that you're doing a project in her memory. Hope you're doing well.

  11. Wow! You've accomplished quite a lot for a short month Linda! These are all great items, and your needles seem to be flashing away at the speed of light ;) I'm sorry to hear of your friend Maureen, but the making of the comfort blankets is a really kind gesture for her family. They must have known how much she enjoyed the knitting for others as well.
    Enjoy the rest of your week.

  12. Oh wow. You were quite busy! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  13. beautiful crochet and knitting..


  14. I am amazed at all you get done Linda. Well done!

  15. Beautiful creations!!
    I like the blanket, the babycoat and your knitting...amazing!


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