First things first!
And now let me tell you the sad story of the WIP of the day. The random number generator chose my Frog Prince for today.
Although I started it YEARS ago, I knew exactly where it was and looked forward to having a FO with just some sewing up to do. So I got the frog and began counting. Head and body, stuffed and sewn. Four feet, also stuffed and sewn. Two eyes, the crown and – three legs. Three!
Hubby said this was a sign that I clearly have enough stuffed animals and should toss the frog. But I wasn’t ready to give up yet. I didn’t remember if the pattern came from a magazine or was a download, but I found it in the very first folder I checked on the laptop. So close to victory, I checked my Ravelry stash for the yarn – only to find out I had thrown it away a few months ago. So goodbye, little frog prince, you clearly weren’t meant to be…
Instead of finishing the frog prince, I’ll work the next patch for my temperature blanket and then continue Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Aran Sweater for January.
Have you seen the new Challenge on Ravelry? You can sign up with a number of projects you want to finish in 2018. Maybe I’m delusional, but I signed up for 50. Given that I finished 46 in 2017, it should be possible, but then I didn’t make a million sweaters last year. Also, the temperature blanket won’t count. The website where I get the official high and low temperature is two days behind, so the earliest date to finish the blanket is January 2nd, 2019. But we’ll see. Just the other day I thought that I could make some bookmarks… Maybe I should get started!