What Went Well This Month
- Starting and finishing Jaxon’s jumper.
- Starting two secret projects (although not finished so far).
- Starting a jumper for myself which includes learning/teaching myself to cable knit.
- I gave blood. This was my 22nd donation which means 3 more to my next award. However due to only being able to give blood every 16 weeks, the award will be next year sometime. As I was adding the finishing touches to this post, I received a text telling me that my blood had been sent to Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire.
- January and February felt a bit quiet work wise. Then in the last week of February it all went a bit nuts.
- Using TMetric and Rescuetime to try and keep a better record of what I’m doing and where I’m using my work time.
Other Highlights or Not so Highlights
- I had a cold this month. But also I’ve had more headaches. I think I need to try and keep a better record of what might be triggering the headaches or if there’s a specific event or cause like lack of sleep or lack of caffeine that’s setting it off.
- I finally saw The Greatest Showman and oh my goodness! My friend was totally right I did love it and it was right up my street! (Come Alive, The Greatest Show and This is Me have been on constant repeat!)
- I’ve finished my Purple Moleskine notebook so have moved onto a new one but also having purchased a second hand/partially used Hobonichi Techo Cousin. I have a new plan for my Current Planner Setup.
- Planner Love: Meadowgate Traveler’s Notebook
- Monthly Review: January 2018
- Our Year in Review 2017
- Recently Off The Needles… Find Your Fade
- Our Glamping Adventure
- Wagamama Bedford
- How I Use My Bullet Journal Part One
- How I Use My Bullet Journal Part Two
- Storing and Organising Duvet Sets
- Can I Be a Christian and a Feminist?
I finished my Find Your Fade Shawl (Pattern by Drea Renee Knits) and got started on the next project. Back in December when I went to a workshop at Tudor Rose Patchwork taught by Kathleen Laurel Sage, I saw this pattern for a jumper for Jaxon. I wanted to make it for him but at that point I just snapped a picture and decided I’d get the pattern at a later date. I kept meaning to get the pattern but without having a car in the week it was a challenge to get over to Tydor Rose Patchwork and I was trying to get other projects finished too. In the end, I didn’t need to worry – my Mum gave me the pattern for Christmas. When we went to the student exhibition in January, I bought the wool while we were there. So I once I found the right sized needles.
It was relatively easy although I did have a challenge to pick up the right number of stitches to add the edging to the pockets but I got there in the end.
In February – there were the odd bits of different books read but I was so busy knitting and doing other bits that there hasn’t been much reading happening. I have been reading more of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. I seem to be struggling with reading when I am picking up books. I don’t know if it’s just that I’ve not found one that catches my attention or if I just need to focus more!
- Travelers (Season 2)
- Ugly Delicious (Season 1)
- Grey’s Anatomy
- Salvation (Season 1)
- Designated Survivor (Season 2)
- Helix (Seasons 1 and 2)
- Greenhouse Academy (Season 2)
- Once Upon A Time (Season 7)
- Grace and Frankie (Season 4)
- Queer Eye (Season 1)
- My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman
- Dinotrux (thanks to Jaxon)
- Dinotrux Supercharged (also because of Jaxon!)
- The BFG
- My Old Lady
- When We First Met
- Irreplaceable You
Goals for March
- Finished my 2018 Goals List – it’s not complicated just needs to be focused on!
- Finish the Secret Project
- Formulate proper plan for Daisy Media in 2018