Last year, while I had more time to post because I’m not on ships anymore, I didn’t really participate in any of the SALs that I usually participate in. Part of it was because the first part of the year was dedicated to a new job and physical therapy from my 2016 injury. Then I got a puppy. Then we bought a house. 2017 was personally, pretty good, though pretty…ah…not good sociopolitically. But some things fell to the wayside…like SALs.
Anyway, I’m jumping back into all my SALs in 2018: WIPocalypse, IHSW, and maybe Small SAL, just to break things up. I’m settling into my job nicely, and our house is mostly moved in. I still need to make my craft space in the basement, so that’s one of my goals lol. I have a solid idea of what I want, but my budget has to be in place.
If anyone has been following my Instagram or Tumblr, you’ve seen the Avatar: The Last Airbender piece I’ve been working on. My last WIP I posted back in July:
It was put on the backburner for the two Mystery Stitchalongs I did, and then of course, I had the holidays. This picture is 9,292/85,483 stitches. So I clearly have a long way to go.
I also have a couple of other WIPs that I need to work on, such as my Portal Blanket (that I only have one panel completed on…holy crap it’s been 4 years??), and the LOTR stitch I’ve been working on for a few years. Both of those are about 30,000 stitches.
I’m anticipating that I won’t get as many projects done as I usually do every year, but I’m hoping that ditching smaller projects for a while will allow me to finish these larger projects. I’m trying to stitch a few hundred stitches every day. I know there are going to be months that I’m going to be working more and I won’t probably stitch on 15 hour days. I have a smaller project that I haven’t posted anywhere yet that’s slow going because I only work it during slow times at work. But I don’t think I’m going to work on it very much while I focus on these 3 projects.
So, all in all, it’s a pretty tall order, but I’d like to have at least one large finish by the end of the year, and my husband hopes it’s the A:tLA one.