17 for 2017 – February Update

Spreadsheet

Spreadsheet

Here I am again with a 17 for 2017 progress update (where does the time go?). If you look carefully at my spreadsheet, you can see that one of the rows is full! There are still some rows that don’t contain anything, but I’m making some progress, and some is very seasonal anyway. So, here’s where I am so far:

Seventeen… Love Rocks or other little random yarny/sewn gifts. I sent off my first of these just the other day. I want it to be a surprise for the recipient (although she knows it’s on the way), so no photograph just yet.

Sixteen… batches of homemade biscuits. I’ve only made one batch this month, but since I made loads last month, the total for the year so far is a respectable 7 batches

Fifteen… cheeses.  No hard cheeses this month, but one batch of curd cheese.

Another pair

Another pair

Fourteen… pairs of knickers. Three more pairs completed this  month bringing the total to five. I’ve getting better with the overlocker, so they are getting easier to make.

Thirteen… mends. Three this month: the knees of Mr Snail’s work jeans patched again; a hole darned for a friend and a pair of my leggings mended.

Twelve… letters to friends. Just one written this month, but that’s ok because I only have to average one a month to reach my target.

Eleven… new items in my Etsy shop. I’m delighted to say that there are now seven bird roosts listed – some felted and some made with woollen twine. I haven’t sold any yet, but it’s early days.

Ten... plants given to good homes. None yet – it’s still too early in the season.

Nine… games of Scrabble. None yet… we seem to have been so busy.

Eight… meals using only our own produce. None yet, although we’ve eaten lots of omelettes, making them partial meals from our garden!

Seven… visits to see “social media” friends. I’ve managed two ‘big’ visits – first to Manchester, where I saw a whole load of friends who I know via Twitter, as well as my dear Sarah, who I’ve known since I was 18 and my niece Alex; second to Birmingham, where I got together with lots of permaculture friends, most of whom I communicate with via FaceBook.

Six… Pairs of socks knitted, using at least three different patterns. None yet… it’s all been about crochet recently.

Five… book chapters written. None yet, although I may have persuaded a friend to contribute to the book.

Max quality-controlling the final blanket

Max quality-controlling the final blanket

Four… blankets for charity; knitted or crocheted. All four done… I will make more later in the year, but I’m having a rest for a while.

Three… sessions in the loft, sorting out some of the accumulated ‘stuff’ up there. None – it’s still too cold to venture up there yet!

Two… patterns published and on sale. I did one last month, but nothing further this month.

One… denim gardening apron. Not yet, but I will try to sort out the fabric in the coming month.

So, it’s progressing well – how about your projects this year? If you have 17 for 2017 blog post or an update on your progress, do leave a link in the comments.

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  1. Laurie Graves

     /  February 28, 2017

    As we would say in Maine, that is some list! And great progress, too.

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  2. Max is a) adorable and b) very good as Quality Controller. Does he do the same for your meohmys, which look very nice too. Lovely list and terrific progress. I shall have to review mine shortly.

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  3. Oh, Max AND a blanket! Double loveliness!! I think I’d stress myself out with such a list, I’m really happy just doing what I feel like doing and being free of the need to do things and be places like we had to when we were professionals….. But I admire your ability to organise your life this way!! 🙂 ❤

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  4. Murtagh's Meadow

     /  February 28, 2017

    Great progress and so organised having an excel file to track your progress!

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  5. I love this! And I love your use of a spreadsheet to stay organized with it.
    Stopping by from livingsimplewiththejanegirls.WordPress.Com

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  6. You are busy, but it’s good to have a list. I’ll be looking for the hat!!!

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  7. You are doing well with your list. I’m with Pauline on the stress of it. I tried to make a list and just couldn’t break it down right. I’ll just plod along and cheer you on. 🙂 Max is adorable on the blanket.

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  8. A little late but here’s my February Update:
    https://daffodilwild.wordpress.com/2017/03/08/17-for-2017-february
    I’m loving watching everyone’s progress.

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