It's a new year, but some things never change, and one of these things are Jo's wonderful SALs on every corner of the year! I somehow managed to be quite on time for this first checkin of the year, but I am not so confident that isn't going to change either...well, we'll see.
In this SAL, we, the stitchers, get to chose the subject each month, and a most fitting topic for the new year is 'new starts'. I have been good and only had one new start this year (and I hope to keep it this way for a while, apart from a few smalls that I can finish right away). The one start I had could not wait any longer because it's a Temperature SAL - the same one Jo herself did last year, in fact, I'm using the same colour chart she did. If you don't know what that is: It's a free pattern created by Hetti which is divided in 365 blocks of 5x5 stitches (some are a little bigger than that), one for each day of the year. The colour chosen for each day depends on the temperature - I am using the avarage temperature in each day to even out 'spikes' in both directions. Here are the first five days I stitched this afternoon:
It was a lot of fun to do these first few stitches, and I'm kind of bummed I can't stitch more right now! I don't know if it's just the 'high' of having a new start, the colours, or being back to my favourite fabric (32ct Murano <3), but I'm really enjoying this one.