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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Self-Imposed Year of Projects: Update #26

Sunday Sunday Sunday............

Yes. It's Sunday and that means that it's time for another installment of my Self-Imposed Year of Projects. 

This is the beginning of my 26th week. My cohorts are finishing up their first annual Year of Projects. There have been some lovely projects completed, started, and otherwise worked on...and some flops. It's all in the name of challenging ourselves :)

But, I'm six months behind everyone else because I started in January, not July. It's okay though. That's why it's self-imposed.

Anyway, onward......

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
7. Lothlorien Hat: started January 25, 2012; finished March 5, 2012
8. Habitat Hat: started April 10, 2012; finished May 8, 2012
9. Mini Sweet Girl's Pumpkin Hat: started May 31, 2012; finished June 4, 2012

1. Little Man's Giraffe: started May 11, 2011
2. Icarus Shawl: Started March 15, 2010
3. Honey Badger Don't Give a Shit Socks: started January 23, 2012
4. Pine Forest Baby Blanket: started February 21, 2012
5. Hermione's Everyday Socks: started March 6, 2012
6. Sweet Girl's Hippo: started May 10, 2012
7. Mama's Vanilla Socks (round 2): Started June 29, 2012

You'll notice that I've started another project.

I know, I know.....I have no business starting another project when I have six on the needles right now. I did not intend to start this project...but there was a slight glitch in my Late Night Knitting plans this past Friday. I knew I was going to go to The Sow's Ear for my last Late Night Knitting in order to pick up some Badger-themed yarn that I had ordered from the lovely Jeanette (and you can order your own, too). I was planning to show her my Hermione socks (as I'm using her yarn) I grabbed what I thought was the project bag containing said socks.


I grabbed the bag that contained my frogged Mama's Vanilla Socks. Luckily, my needles were still in there. So, what's a girl to do? I started a new pair of socks, of course.

We'll see how it goes using 72 stitches instead of 64...I'll know in a few weeks.

I did spend some time working on other things. I'm somewhere in the middle of the 14th repeat of the last section (I need 18 total)...and then the border rows and I'll be done with the baby blanket. This is a lovely and grand thing. It means that I can block it and ship it off to Maryland for the new baby.

I also worked on the Hippo. I only did a couple rounds on the body but it was one of the projects that was packed away in a box (yes, I labeled it so I could find it faster once we move). I completed a few rounds on my Honey Badger socks, too...and Hermione's Everyday socks...

I'd say that's pretty good, considering that I'm in the midst of PPP (panic, pack, and purge).

Anyway, my plans for the next six months......and I may or may not make it that far. We'll see.

1. Hermione Hearts Ron
2. Ogre Babies!
3. NIN Hat
4. Brandon Ribbed Beanie
5. Godric's Hollow Hat
6. Raglan Hat
7. Bergen Street Tuque
8. Nolan
9. Simple Baby Cap #1
10. Candy Cane

1. Freeport Vest
2. My Little Slug
3. Shaun (as in Shaun the Sheep)
4. Curly Snake
5. Penelope the Empathetic Monster
6. Socks of some sort (something with yarn from Sun Valley Fibers, possibly two-at-a-time, toe-up)
7. Adipose (Ravellenic Games 2012 project for Team Tardis)

I expect that I'll be quiet for a few days as Husband is home from California until Wednesday. I picked him up just a few short hours ago and I get to keep him for a few days longer this time.

I fully expect a trip to Chicago and many other things to happen while he's here. So, forgive me for being quiet. We have a ton of stuff to do...


  1. It was wonderful to read about your projects, and I admire that you can have 6 WIP's. I can't have more than one. I get too focused on getting it finished.

    Can't wait to see the progress of the rest of your list.

  2. I'd say with your PPP going on you did great to get all that done and you know what with PPP I'd say you so deserve starting a new project ! I know I would lol. Enjoy your time with Husband.

  3. You're making great progress. Enjoy your time with your hubby :)

  4. I'll enjoy seeing how you go with your list. I've seen the Hermione Hearts Rob hat several times now, I must go and take a closer look...

  5. I think that's a perfect excuse to cast on, and it's not like its really a new project (I'm enabling here.I'm glad your hubby is home, you deserve some time with him, and enjoy your packing (as much as you can when it's packing!). Hope the move goes well

  6. Can't wait to see the finished baby blanket! The last parts of a blanket can be a tough slog but it sounds like you're inspired to push through! It's such a lovely pattern!

  7. wow you have made great progress so far! way to go!

  8. So what's a girl to said it...cast on. No use wasting time. Well done. You doing well with your list.

  9. You're making great progress with your list.

  10. I cheat on my list all the time (cheaper and less hassle than cheating on my husband) If I were to count the wips floating around here, it would be way more than 7. I admire your self-restraint.

  11. Smart choice to start something. I mean what are you going to do there the whole time? Just sit and watch everyone else knit?
    Are you going to Vogue Knitting Live in Chicago? :O) Wasn't sure if you were here on the West Coast yet. Hit me up when you arrive and are ready to mingle :O).