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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Self-Imposed Year of Projects: Update #13

It's Sunday in southern Wisconsin and that means it's time for another installment of my Self-Imposed Year of Projects. Apparently, if I'm capable of counting (and sometimes I wonder), this means it's my thirteenth week of updates...and since I update at the beginning of the week, it means I'm heading into my thirteenth week. I think. Yeah, that's right...

Anyway, onward...

Finished Objects (things that are no longer taking up precious needle safe)
1. Claudia: started January 3, 2012; finished January 10, 2012
2. Mama's Simple Skyp Socks: started May 22, 2011; finished January 9, 2012
3. Little Man's Cobblestone Baby Blanket: started July 2010; finished February 2, 2012
4. Dalek Dishcloth: started February 6, 2012; finished February 8, 2012
5. Baby Traveling Vines Socks: started September 18, 2010; finished February 17, 2012
6. Snail Hat: started February 18, 2012; finished February 19, 2012 --> this has pretty much been stolen by Little Man. He loves this hat, even though it's way too big for his head. Oh well.
7. Lothlorien Hat: started January 25, 2012; finished March 5, 2012

WIPs (things taking up my precious needles...again...still...)
1. Mama's Vanilla Socks: (started December 6, 2011)
2. Little Man's Giraffe: (started May 11, 2011) --> I've actually thought about working on this one...I haven't, but I've thought about it.
3. Icarus Shawl: (started March 15, 2010)
4. Honey Badger Don't Give a Shit Socks: (started January 23, 2012) --> I haven't touched these in awhile...I've been working on other things instead of these. Oops.
5. Pine Forest Baby Blanket: (started February 21, 2012) --> I've hit the halfway point with this.
6. Hermione's Everyday Socks: (started March 6, 2012) --> I'll probably wind up doing 12 or 13 repeats of this pattern as opposed to the 18 that it calls for. I think I've got 10 finished...I'll have to count again and try them on to see where they're sitting.

Planned Hats (I'll get there...right?)
1. Odessa
2. Hermione Hearts Ron
3. Habitat
4. Ogre Babies!
5. NIN Hat
6. Pup Tent
7. Godric's Hollow Hat
8. Brandon Ribbed Beanie
9. Raglan Hat
10. Bergen Street Tuque
11. Nolan
12. London Beanie
13. Grumpus
14. Simple Baby Cap #1
15. Candy Cane
16. Little Pumpkin

Other Planned Projects (someday, someday...)
1. Freeport Vest
2. Hippo
3. My Little Slug (still need to purchase)
4. Baby Chalice Blanket
5. Mossy Jacket

So, there you have it.......Self-Imposed Year of Projects #13.

In other random things..........yesterday, we took Little Man to his first Easter egg hunt. Unfortunately, it was a bit on the cold side...and a bit wet. It wasn't raining but the grass was wet and then you throw in the cold...well, it just wasn't pleasant.

You wouldn't know that it was frigid outside...and he had fun.

Hanging with my daddy...

It was definitely cold. You can't see his hands in this photograph but he was basically turning purple on his fingers...poor kid. You can see that his cheeks and nose are red from the cold. He warmed up. He also got a teddy bear for participating. It's his new "car toy" and he seems to like it. He also got about six or seven little plastic eggs but they do not contain toddler-appropriate toys so they're probably going to go to one of my friends' daughters. That's fine. He doesn't need toy yo-yos to swing around (he'll just break the TV)...and he doesn't need stickers, either (he'll just eat them).

Anyway, I hope you're having a lovely Sunday :)


  1. It may have been cold but you sure wouldn't know it looking at Little Man, he looks like he had a great time. Well done on the progress and as ever your list always makes me go "oh thats nice I'll add that to my fav list" lol.

  2. Easter egg hunts are great aren't they? My mil organises one each year for her grandkids, my fil puts real eggs all over their garden, funny thing is they never count them, so there are always a few that won't be found for a few days/weeks. They are only little ones, but the kids have loads of fun...well, so do the adults too!

    I like your style! Love your attitude to the projects you have on the go...wish I was only on week 13 as I'd add a load more on I think!

  3. Look how happy he looks with his basket! Never mind about what's in the eggs it's the fun of finding them, isn't it? Looks like you're making good progress on your list ... but maybe you need to do a hat or two soon?

  4. He had so much fun!
    How do you rotate your WIPS? One a day?
    A mum that I met at my daughter's school is throwing an Easter egg hunt partay this Saturday. We're to bring 12 filled plastic eggs. I RSVPed yes and it will be so much fun for my girls.

  5. Awwwww! Wonderful that he had such a great time! He looks so much like his Daddy in that picture :)

  6. Cute pictures of the little man, brings back memories of long long ago in a planet far far away, lol.