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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Y2: Self-Imposed Year of Projects - Update #24

Hello and happy Sunday! It's been relatively boring in the Bay Area this past week. The temperature did stray into the upper-70s on Friday but it was mostly the same every day. I could really go for a thunderstorm right about now. I mean, where I'm from back in Wisconsin, thunderstorms often mean tornadoes...but I love a good thunderstorm. 

Anyway, we're not here to talk about my love of thunderstorms.......

We're heading into my twenty-fourth week of my second self-imposed Year of Projects :)

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
9. Petal Dishcloth: started May 21, 2013; finished May 22, 2013
10. Petal Dishcloth: started May 22, 2013; finished May 23, 2013
11. Mama's Vanilla Socks (round 2): started June 29, 2012; finished May 24, 2013 
12. Petal Dishcloth: started May 26, 2013; finished May 29, 2013

13. Eat Your Monkey Socks: started November 29, 2012; finished June 15, 2013

Do you see it?! I finished my Eat Your Monkey Socks last night :) Since I finished them last night, they haven't been washed, blocked, or photographed. I expect I can have that finished by Friday, just in time for a FO Friday post. I also finished another Petal Dishcloth (a mini-version of the other ones). I'm not bothering to add it just yet...well, maybe. I don't know. I think I have a project page for it...

Works-in-Progress (WIPs)
1. Freeport Vest: started March 7, 2013
2. Baby Surprise Jacket: started May 27, 2013
3. Traveling Vines Socks (Adult): started May 31, 2013

Because I've finished up my Monkey Socks, it means my WIP list is down to three...and none of them are anywhere close to being finished. Oh well. I spent some time working on both the BSJ and my Traveling Vines Socks this week but most of my knitting time was spent on finishing up the Monkey Socks. My Freeport Vest isn't on time out or anything but I just haven't worked on it. I think I really wanted to finish up my socks. 

Unfortunately, it means my WIP list is looking a bit thin and I'm pondering what to CO next. I have a feeling it's going to be something from the "Children's Items" list but I also have a few other things that I'm pondering. Anyone have a vote?

Anyway, it means my remaining lists look like this.......which, now that I'm looking again, seem a bit ambitious. ::sigh::

Children's Items 
1. "Little 16" Newborn Socks
2. Toddler Socks
3. Alvin Sweater
4. A New Sock Monkey
5. Stig
6. Greyson

7. Vested Baby Boy

8. Milo
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)
2. Halloween Creepy Cloths (2)
3. Assorted Harry Potter Cloths
4. Assorted Doctor Who Cloths
5. Grrlfriend Market Bag

(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 and adult-sized as well) - yes, this is a WIP...still working on it...
6. Pinwheel Market Bag
7. Anything else that comes along (I have a notebook or two or seventeen somewhere with potential designs and random ideas)

At some point, I need to start working on a project for the Doctor Who Swap I'm doing...but I'll have to keep that one secret. I haven't started it so it's not like I'm keeping it that secret.....

Anyway, I hope you're all having a lovely weekend! I should be back on Friday with some FO Friday love :)


  1. Well done on getting the monkey socks finished. The milo is a great fun knit, but I really like your viking bag on your list. Ambitious btw is good !. Have fun choosing your pattern and project.

    1. I keep thinking that may be the next project...or, perhaps, Greyson.

  2. Look at all the things you have finished! Well done. If you want a quick knit, like Ruth, I recommend the Milo. I am wondering how the baby surprise jacket is coming? Any pictures or thoughts on the pattern?

    1. I did take photos of the BSJ yesterday when I took photos for this coming Friday's post so I might throw in a WIP Wednesday this week, too :)

  3. Yay for finishing the monkey socks, will look out for them on Friday. And I really like Greyson, Little Man would look very cute in it!Really

  4. I like how your FO list is growing! Three WIPs for me personally is a lot to juggle. It makes me nervous so from this mindset, I'm cool with you having 3 WIPs.