Tuesday 2 January 2018

Happy New Year! Last Finish of 2017 and First Finish of 2018 and a Competition

The title says it all really.

And here are the last and first finishes

The kit for the embroidered hoop was a cover gift with Mollie Makes magazine. I realised after I'd started it that I'd accidentally pulled the wrong thread bundle out of my bag o' cover kits but I decided to just go with it at that point, so the colours aren't as intended but I kind of like them.
The snuggly cowl was knitted from a single ball of cake style self striping yarn (Paintbox Chunky Pots in "Making Hay").

As usual last year I kept a running total of the numbers of my crafting finishes, books read and shoes bought throughout 2017 and offered a prize to the nearest guess.
For 2017 the final total was 85 finishes, 55 books and 11 pairs of shoes, making a total of 151, and the best guess with 76,60,12 giving a very close total of 148 was:-

Drop me an email Jo, and remind me of your address and I'll sort out a little prize for you
I've reset the counters, so if you want to play along for 2018 leave a comment on this post.


diamondc said...

Jo: Happy New Year, I like the colors they are nice and bright.
The cowl neck cover is lovely.


Justine said...

What a pretty scarf and a lovely stitch. The colours look perfect.
Wow Jo was close! Are you sure she's not stalking you round the shoe shops?!

Unknown said...

Happy New Year. The colours are beautiful on both the cowl and the stitching. A lot of finishes and books read in 2017. Have a great year x

Kerryp77 said...

Happy new year Christine and congrats Jo. Love the embroidery and in 2018 there will be 78 craft finishes, 57 books and 13 pairs of shoes

Julie said...

Snuggly cowl, I like that.
Sweet stitchy project.
Congrats to Jo, eerily close!

Guessing 120 craft finishes, 52 books & 12 shoes (or converse)

Preeti said...

Beautiful stitching and lovely cowl! 85 finishes and 55 books is a great job!

The Knitting Cross Stitcher said...

What gorgeous yarn in your cowl and a gorgeous pattern.
Congrats on all your finishes in 2017

Carol said...

Wow! 55 books--I am so impressed (and feel like a major slacker :(

I really LOVE those colors in the little hoop finish--so cheery and fun, Christine. And your cowl is lovely, too.

Hmmm... I'll guess 95 craft finishes, 62 books, and 10 shoes!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

ooo! That's me! Didn't I do well?

Best get my thinking cap on for this year.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

This year's guess:

73 finishes
54 books
12 pairs of shoes.

Also, what do you do with all the shoes from previous years? Do you have a massive Imelda Marcos style shoe cupboard?

Leonore Winterer said...

Gorgeous finishes, and congrats to Jo for winning the guessing game! That sounds fun, so I'd like to get in with

81 finishes,
64 books
and 13 pairs of shoes (what's that about? Shoes you buy? Make? Sell?)

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

The cowl looks lovely and warm and I the like the colours of the hoop project.
Congratulations to Jo on her guesses.

Clare-Aimetu said...

Oh I love the cowl, it does look cosy. What a lot of things you did in 2017, great guess Jo congratulations.