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2017 in review

Overall, not the greatest year I've had.

 2017 goals were:
Work on a GK/HAED.Finish some kits in my closet that can be displayed in my apartment.Learn to knit.Attempt to be less sedentary. And I achieved: Yup. Lots, including Insanity.Also yup, although most are not displayed.Started.Went to the gym for the later half of the year until mid-december when holidays and freezing temperatures kept my butt inside. I finished 3 cross-stitch (including one ornament), 9 crochet projects, and 1 in the other category. Somehow I finished more last year despite working...
2018 goals: Work on my rotation. Other than the one new start I'm allowing myself, no new cross-stitch.Knit an item.Edit one of my stories.

Happy New Year!

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I finished the afghan. Row 43 gave me trouble because it wasn't written correctly.


Also started knitting. I think I did pretty well and am ready to read a pattern.



And here are my new dragons that I got for Christmas.



Now to finish preparing for my New Year start of Dragon Dancer (cut the fabric and serge it). I already put my rotation in order and am going to tidy up some of my stash piles.

Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas! I hope all of you are enjoying some sort of craft today even if just for a few stitches.

Page 5 of Insanity is complete.


Made this cute little guy in a day.


And finally put together my ort ornaments. Still need to find the bag with 2016.


Also did some repair work. (You can also see the difference a normal bulb vs. my daylight bulb makes with the colors)



Started this afghan, Treasures of the Sun King.


Clyde somehow hurt his back paw/hip a few days ago so he's been staying still (gasp!) the past few days. Vet gave him some pain meds and they seem to be working.


Insanity check

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Yup. Still insane. 10 rows left on page 5.


Going to finish those up then make some ornaments. Then maybe I'll crochet until the new year. I think I'll start Dragon Dancer just to get some pink in my rotation.

I've gone crazy again

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Or rather insane. Started with 10 rows on the page, now at 40.


I've also started thinking of a rotation for next year. So far I have the following: The Accolade (GK)The Arab Tent (GK)Insanity (GK)Cinderella and the Prince (retired HAED)Fantasy Triptych (Wentzler)Black Stallion (HAED)Dragon Carousel (Allison)Best Friend (Allison)Stroke of Midnight (Wentzler)Alternative Reality (HAED) I'm thinking of adding a new one of a HAED I purchased directly from them that I already have the material for. Preferably in a color family different from the others. That narrows it down to Dragon Dancer, 4 Heavenly Beasts, Chase, and Tempest. Current colors are dark, brown, green/sky blue, beige, purple, red/gold.

Poinsettia afghan

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My start and finish for the week (other than a Christmas present that I'll show later)


I'm glad it showed up against my red couch.

And I won NaNoWriMo again! 50,840 words was my final total. Feel free to read it here: https://tablo.io/katie-haskins/finding-exile