Anyway, back to topic! I finished those socks on the evening of the 23rd, so just in time for Christmas and my fingers hurt from so much knitting. So there has not been to much stitching before Christmas, but I spent the last two days in front of the TV watching the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings and stitched.
Since this is the last WIPocalypse for 2017, I am going to do a recap - this is going to be very picture heavy! You can find the link-up for this month here.
The first thing I want to show is a project I actually finished this year - you know this doesn't happen very often! I am referring to my Sheep in the Meadow.
At the beginning of 2017 it still looked like this:
Yeah, so much for the finished projects... Let's move on to the WIPs I carried over from 2016.
Here are few WIPs that got some love since you last saw them:
First is Kreimhilds Revenge by Howard David Johnson (Haed). Beginning of 2017:
Next is my Supersized Iris Keeper by Josephine Wall (Haed). Beginning of 2017:
Number three - Wolf Variant by Bente Schlick (Haed). Beginning of 2017:
Number four - The Eternal Promise by Matt Stewart (Haed). Here is where I started in 2017:
So much for this months progress, let's look back to my other WIPs from 2016:
WIP number five is The Potting Shed by Aimee Stewart (Haed). It was barely started in 2016:
Number six is a winter project - Yule Angel by Anne Stokes (Haed), here I left of in 2016:
And I finished the first row of pages this year, so I added 4 000 stitches:
Number seven is more of a summer project again - QS Paddys Luck by Joanna Bromley (Haed). Here I left of in 2016:
And number eight on my List - Supersized Ride of the Yokai by Ruth Thompson. At the beginning of 2017:
Number nine - Starlight by David Hoffrichter (Haed). Here I started in 2017:
Number ten also didn't get to much love - it's Das Rheingold by Kinuko Craft Arts (Haed) and here is where I started this year:
Number eleven - Danielle by Sarah Butcher. Here I started this year:
For a change, I am happy with my progress on number 12 - QS Trapped by Melanie Delon:
I went from here:
I didn't count my stitches on the following two projects.
Number Twelve - Paris Market by Dimensions Gold - here at the beginning of 2017:
The same goes for number thirteen - Aurora Cabin by Dimensions Gold. January 2017:
Number fourteen is also a Dimensions Gold - Cliffside Beacon:
The next projects are new starts for 2017.
Project fifteen - Whispers by Melanie Delon (Haed). I am super happy with my progress, I got 8 000 stitches done! Here she is:
Number sixteen - Crossing the Stream (Golden Kite), I did 6 767 stitch and here is what it looks like:
Number seventeen is my first Gecko Rouge project called "Sloth" by Eya Claire Floyd - I did 2 400 stitches on it and got as far as this:
Number eighteen - a new start which you have not yet seen because I started this on Christmas day! It's Miss Christmas Eve by Nora Corbett, stitched on hand dyed opalescent Lugana (28ct) (Crystal Skies by Polstitches) which is pretty hard to catch on photo. It's not much, but here she is:
Another new start is number nineteen - Hydrangeas by Mill Hill. I was also hoping to finish this this year, but I think I will do so in 2018. This is where I am now:
I also started the Cloudsfactory SAL for 2017 - I don't know why, but I am not enjoying this at all and I don't feel the slightest urge to go back to it, so I decided to stop working on it.
So those were my 20 WIPocalypse projects for this year. As this is an overall progress report for 2017 - I am also adding pictures for my GG SAL here.
My main project was my Map of Middle Earth - I added a total of 11 000 stitches to it and went from here:
Also a focus piece for the GG SAL was my Candy Cane Santa Stocking. I went from here:
I also started In the Moonlight - but those who remember the drama when I managed to start this in the wrong corner know that I am going to restart this in 2018. A shame that I did 3 500 stitches before I noticed it - but better late than never.
Wow, that's a lot of pictures and a really long post! If I calculated correctly, I did about 87 000 stitches, considering the projects where I didn't count my stitches, I am well above 90 000 I would say. So I am pretty happy with my year in stitches and hope that 2018 will be another stitchy year for me.
I hope to see you all happy and healthy in 2018 =)
Happy stitching =)