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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Y2: Self-Imposed Year of Projects - Update #17

Happy Sunday!

It's been a bit of a crazy week around here. I can't believe it's already Sunday when I feel like it was just Tuesday. Or Friday. Little Man and I had a pretty full week. We did some running around a couple times, twice to the mall in San Bruno, one for a trip downtown, and, of course, a trip to Target. It seems that no week around here is complete without a trip to Target. I was very excited to discover that there's a Cinnabon at the mall in San Bruno. The ones in Madison closed long before we moved and I was always sad that I couldn't have it. I can now :) 

On top of that, this past week was the Fourth Annual Knitting & Crochet Blog Week. I spent some time writing and scheduling my posts the week before so I wouldn't forget. The first year I participated (the second year), we were in the hospital for part of it because Little Man got sick. Thankfully, nothing like that this year! 

Around the house, things are coming along. We got a shed yesterday so we could, perhaps, park a car in the garage! I don't know that we actually will as Husband's motorcycle takes up quite a bit of room...but it's a start. I haven't done much unpacking lately but I have done some organizing and purging. I need to get a couple ads up on Craigslist to get rid of some of my books, particularly my college textbooks that I doubt I'll need (they're 10 years out of date at this point). I suppose I should go through my yarn, too....but that will go on Ravelry first.

Anyway, we're not hear to talk about all that...well, we are but not right now. Right now, it's time for my Self-Imposed Year of Projects update. This marks the beginning of my seventeenth week and I'm proud to say that my inner bee has shown itself this week......

Finished Objects (FOs)
1. San Francisco Fog Fingerless Mitts: started January 2, 2013; finished January 10, 2013
2. Don't Blink: started January 16, 2013; finished January 16, 2013  (links to one I made last year using the same yarn)
3. Dalek Dishcloth: started January 16, 2013; finished January 21, 2013 (links to one I made last year using the same yarn)
4. Woven Rib Dishcloth: started February 8, 2013; finished February 11, 2013
5. Icarus Shawl: started March 15, 2010; finished February 14, 2013
6. Little Granite Dishcloth: started February 16, 2013; finished March 2, 2013

7. Grandma's Favorite Dishcloth: started March 4, 2013; finished March 27, 2013
8. Garter Stripe Baby Socks : started March 3, 2013; finished April 4, 2013
Not that I've finished anything..........
Works-in-Progress (WIPs)
1. Mama's Vanilla Socks (round 2): started June 29, 2012
2. Eat Your Monkey Socks: started November 29, 2012
Freeport Vest: started March 7, 2013
You may have noticed something missing, however. I had a "come to Jeebus" talk with myself this week about Little Man's Vest. I like it, I think it's a well-written pattern, I like the colors and yarn I chose......but I didn't swatch and it was coming out way too big and I just don't feel like doing the math to make it work in a larger size. Also, I haven't touched it in a couple weeks. So, it went to the frog pond. I think I'll probably make it using the same yarn but I intend to properly swatch and I have a feeling that it'll end up either going in my Etsy Shop (if I ever get it going) or it'll be a baby shower gift for someone. Or something. No, I'm not pregnant. 

I spent some time with my Freeport Vest this week. I'm on my third ball of yarn and have just started doing the second half of the waist shaping (where I'm increasing back to my starting number of stitches). If it keeps going the way it does, I'll probably only need five or six balls of the main color. I'm pretty sure I bought ten (I went by what the pattern told me I'd need and then another ball extra). That's fine. I'm sure I can think of something else to do with the remaining balls of yarn. 

I also worked a little bit on my Monkey Socks. I'm almost done with the heel flap and turn on the second sock...the one I told you I was finished with two weeks ago. *ahem* Moving on....

I'm also busy working on the decreases of my Vanilla Socks. That's a pretty mindless project except for knowing if I'm decreasing or not. Once I'm done decreasing, I have plenty of stockinette before I do the toe decrease and such. 

Oh, and I've also got a plain dishcloth on the needles. I didn't bother to add it to my WIP list and it probably won't end up in Ravelry. It's just another one of the dishcloths. They're dead easy to make and I find them useful for swaps and gifts. It seems everyone wants them and no one likes making them. I've only got three WIPs going, I have the urge to start something new again. Nevermind that I've been doodling out designs, too. I finally found my knitter's graph paper so I may be able to properly chart out the scarf that's running around in my head. We'll see. I need to find the right yarn for it, first. I don't want to make it out of something that's going to either lose the design or be the wrong material (i.e., I don't want to make this out of cotton or laceweight yarn, probably a solid or semi-solid color). So, there's that. There's also the socks and the market bag I have in my head. I might actually make the bag first. I don't know. I want to cast on all the things. Now. Right now.

Or maybe I should look at these.....

Children's Items 
1. "Little 16" Newborn Socks
2. Baby Surprise Jacket
3. Toddler Socks
4. Alvin Sweater
5. A New Sock Monkey
6. Stig
7. Greyson (need to purchase)

Items for Me (Selfish Knitting FTW!)
1. Rose's Wrist Warmers
2. Viking Bag
3. Campfire Socks
4. Red Dwarf Socks
5. Zombie ViXen Fingerless Mitts
6. Ardys

Household Items
1. Halloween Creepy Cloths (1) (need to purchase)
2. Halloween Creepy Cloths (2) (need to purchase)
3. Assorted Harry Potter Cloths
4. Assorted Doctor Who Cloths
5. Grrlfriend Market Bag
6. Petal Dishcloth

Designs (which may or may not be sooper seekrit - obviously the sooper seekrit ones aren't listed)
1. Little Man's Baby Blanket
2. Susan's Hat (4 versions)
3. Assorted dishcloths (set of 12?)
4. Traveling Vines Scarf
5. Traveling Vines Socks (baby for sure, maybe adult-sized as well)
6. Pinwheel Market Bag
7. Anything else that comes along (I have a notebook or two or seventeen somewhere with potential designs)
Anyway.......I hope you're all having a lovely week and, if you participated in Knitting and Crochet Blog Week, that you're calming down a bit from the high :)
I will, hopefully, be back sometime this week with photos of WIPs. We'll see. 
Also, if you haven't already, click on the FREE YARN link to the right of this post (if it's still there - and it should be) for a chance to win some yarn!

1 comment:

  1. Lots of juggling here. Good things going on.