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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Self-Imposed Year of Projects: Update #41

Sometimes, it still amazes me that I'm as far into my Self-Imposed Year of Projects as I am. I mean, I'm heading into my forty-first week of projects. That just seems crazy to me!

Anyway, let's get moving...

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
10. Pine Forest Baby Blanket: started February 21, 2012; finished August 4, 2012
11. Sassy Girl's Simple Baby Cap #1: started August 4, 2012; finished August 5, 2012
12. Double Bump Dishcloth: started August 9, 2012; finished August 11, 2012
13. Go Pack, Go!: started August 18, 2012; finished August 22, 2012
14. Woven Rib Dishcloth: started August 25, 2012; finished August 26, 2012
15. Little Granite Dishcloth: started August 27, 2012; finished August 28, 2012
16. Alternate Andalusian Dishcloth: started August 29, 2012; finished August 29, 2012
17. Not-Too-Scruby Dishcloth: started September 7, 2012; finished September 14, 2012
18. Ruffled Feathers Pinwheel Blanket: started September 12, 2012; finished September 24, 2012
19. Plain old boring "normal" dishcloth (no project page): started September 22, 2012; finished September 28, 2012
20. Raglan Hat: started September 28, 2012; finished September 29, 2012

21. Nolan for Nellie: started September 28, 2012; finished October 1, 2012
22. Garter Stitch Scarf: started October 5, 2012; finished October 5, 2012

1. Little Man's Giraffe: started May 11, 2011
2. Icarus Shawl: started March 15, 2010
3. Hermione's Everyday Socks: started March 6, 2012
4. Sweet Girl's Hippo: started May 10, 2012
5. Mama's Vanilla Socks (round 2): started June 29, 2012
6. Hypnotic Dream Dishcloth: started October 3, 2012

I'll be honest...I feel like I haven't done much knitting this week. I know I have but it just seems like I'm not knitting enough. I've spent most of my knitting time finishing up the Nolan Hat, though I've also spent some time with the new dishcloth and my Icarus Shawl. 

Speaking of my Icarus Shawl, I have less than 50 rows left before I'm done :) We'll see how that goes. At this point, I'm either slowly decreasing or keeping the same number of stitches. I haven't bothered to actually check. As long as everything turns out right by the midpoint and at the end of the rows, I haven't worried about it.

I worked a couple rows on the Vanilla Socks (and increased from 64 sts to 72 sts) but nothing really noteworthy is going on there. I'm just busy working until I get to the heel :) I also knocked out a scarf on Friday during Little Man's nap. It's nothing special. Just a plain, garter stitch scarf done on US #15 needles with bulky yarn. Oh, and I only had 57 yds. to work with so it wouldn't have been that long anyway. It should be perfect for a 5 year old.

I think I need to pick out a new hat to work on :) 

PLANNED HATS (at least three more - 12 total)
1. Hermione Hearts Ron
2. Ogre Babies!
3. NIN Hat
4. Godric's Hollow Hat
5. Bergen Street Tuque
6. Candy Cane

So, that brings my totals to this:

Finished: 22 projects
Works-in-progress: 6 projects
Planned: 3-6 projects
Totals: 31-34 projects.......

Anyway, that's all I really have for this week :) I hope you're having a lovely weekend and that the next week brings you fun and entertaining things!


  1. Ooh garter st in bulky yarn? Bulky really rocks and just has this look and style that no other yarn can match.

    1. I totally agree!!!! Sounds perfect for a 5 year old x

    2. I love bulky yarn because it goes quickly :) And it's perfect for a 5 year old, especially if it's acrylic or superwash :)

  2. How is working with US#15s? They always look so giant in the store!

    I think your accomplishments for the year are quite inspiring :)

    1. When you go from US #1s to 15s, it's a bit much. They are huge, I won't lie...but they make things go so much faster :)

  3. I thinkyou're doing amazing on your list, way more than I managed in a year. And I'm so excited for the Icarus Shawl, hope you get it done this week!

  4. Wow, that's pretty good for a quiet week! Good luck finishing the shawl.