December Monthly Report

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Happy January! It's time for the December monthly report, before we get too far into the new year! See past reports here.

Just like in November, almost all of my sewing this month was making drawstring bags. I made a couple of the Laundry size from the pattern to wrap gifts in, which is always a good stash buster. This one I made for my Dad using prints from Norikda.

And here is the second Laundry size I made, this one from Geometric Bliss for my Mom.

The Laundry size can be found in the pattern here: Lined Drawstring Bag Pattern

In December I wrapped up the lined drawstring bag sew along with two more tutorials. First up was a tutorial for a new size, that fits a wine bottle. Find it here: Wine Bottle Drawstring Gift Bag Tutorial

And the last tutorial and post for the sew along was for adding a pocket to the outside of the bag. Find it here: Lined Drawstring Bag Tutorial: Adding an Exterior Pocket

To keep myself accountable for my stash goals, I track my yardage for fabric and yarn each month. Read more about how I track here. Here is how I did in December:

December Fabric
Used up: 8.25 yards
Brought in: 0 yards
Net: -8.25 yards
Year to date: -25.25 yards

December Yarn
Used up: 334 yards
Brought in: 0 yards
Net: -334 yards
Year to date: -334 yards

Nothing too exciting to end the year with fabric wise. I didn't buy any fabric this month and I managed to finish a few things. Beyond the bags that I made in December, I also made a little curtain for our office as well as a couple sets of placemats. I was very happy to finish up a knit just in the knick of time!

My colorwork mittens were my lone knitting finish for the year, and I finished them around 9pm on December 31st, just in time! They're fully lined so they're nice and toasty, I've already been wearing them quite a bit. I finished the outside mittens last year I think, and finally got around to knitting the linings this year. Don't know why I let them linger for so long, the linings didn't take too long. Pattern is the Sweet Nectar Mitts by Tanis Lavallee. For more details on these see my ravelry page here: Sweet Nectar Mitts

Right before the holidays we got our first snow storm of the season. Always magical!

George bunny snacking!

Have a great month!

1 comment :

  1. how sweet jeni. thanks for your post. how old is george now?
    bestest of the new year to you and your husband.


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