I know. We are all thinking the same thing, right? How can it be end of January already? I feel like I am finally coming out of some kind of post-Christmas fog!
I had signed up for the Secret Valentine Exchange hosted by Sanae and Ute this year, for the first time. I was both excited and worried if I would "get it right". I dived into lots of ideas in my head but it wasn't until I actually picked up the fabrics that I knew what was "right" for me to make for my exchange pal. (I just hope she likes it!) I am happy to report that my gift has been made and now some final touches to the package then it will be mailed out in a couple of days, well before the deadline.
One of the great things about doing this exchange was to get me back reunited with my sewing machine, but not before being absolutely horrified what a mess my space was. So I spent the best part of yesterday tidying up and reorganizing once again. When you add a new hobby (eg Knitting) you have to find new space for all "the stuff". My workspace is feeling much better now and I feel ready to start sewing again!
Now I have to show off my first Nordic Wind shawl. I thought red would be a great colour theme for a February birthday girl. Oh, the magic of blocking!
LYS recommended 5 colours instead
of the 4 colours called for by the pattern. It turned out that, indeed, I
needed 5 as I could not get the size I needed with just 4. My next shawl is already on my needles but using a different yarn recommended by my LYS.
What I am excited about in February is the Spring 2016 Nani Iro collection that should be showcased next week! Of the little peeks I've seen, I am ready to bring some of this gorgeousness home!
Here's the February page from my Naomi Ito calendar.
OK. So much for a "quick" post. Thanks for visiting. I noticed more people seem to be reading this blog which I thank you even if you haven't commented. Just this morning, I have finally started an Instagram account (melissa_makes). It'll probably take me awhile to get more comfortable with it but I'm glad I finally can cross this off my list (did you hear that, Margaret?). ;-)
I hope you have a good start to February. I am still on a tidy/reorganize roll, which is a good thing as I have one week before Chinese New Year starts (any excuse to say I didn't start New Year's resolution on January 1). TTFN.