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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Y2: Self-Imposed Year of Projects - Update #32

Happy Sunday!

It's time for another installment of my Self-Imposed Year of Projects. Today marks my thirty-second update for this year. Sadly, not much has happened, is new, or anything of the like...but I'll do what I can to keep it entertaining :)

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. Mini Petal Dishcloth: started June 6, 2013; finished June 10, 2013
14. Eat Your Monkey Socks: started November 29, 2012; finished June 15, 2013
15. Sand Stitch Dishcloth: started June 18, 2013; finished June 20, 2013
16. Roman Stitch (Variation) Dishcloth: started June 21, 2013; finished June 23, 2013

17. Grandma's Favorite Dishcloth: started June 28, 2013; finished July 25, 2013
18. Choose Your Own Adventure Dishcloth: started July 26, 2013; finished August 4, 2013

I did finish up the latest dishcloth. I haven't photographed it yet but it's not quite how I imagined it. I think I need to think about it a bit more. It looks like a new knitter got her hands on some kitchen cotton and forgot what she was doing and threw in other's a bit haphazard. I'm sure we'll use it so I'm not worried about that part. But I think it needs some minor modifications to the idea in my head. Maybe something a little more...planned. But that's not the point! ::sigh:: I'll have to think on it for awhile.

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
4. Greyson: started July 5, 2013

That means my WIP list is back down to four. I expect that I may wind up starting another project soon but we'll see how things play out over this next week. 

I did spend some time on Greyson this past week. All I have left is the neckband. I'm a little worried about it because I'm not good with picking up stitches...and these directions are pretty specific (pick up and knit 3 for every 4 stitches). I also need to make sure my final product is divisible by 4 so I can keep with my 2x2 ribbing...::sigh:: Once it's done, it should be perfect for Little Man (in about 6-12 months)...I know it's big on him now but it hasn't been washed or anything so we're treating it like a delicate piece of glass right now. I expect after it's fully finished that I'll have a better idea of how big it actually is. I also worked on my BSJ this week. I'll have to wind a second hank of yarn soon enough. I really am not looking forward to that, however. My ball winder is.....well, it's a pile and I think it's time to look for a new (really nice) one. I've been eying this one from Strauch Fiber Equipment but I've also been eying this one from Nancy's Knit Knacks. But, back to the BSJ...I'm at the point where you knit three rows plain without increasing or decreasing (right before you start the increases). Or, at least, that's where I was when I wrote this post on Wednesday...I might be a little further along than that but, perhaps not. 

Admittedly, I haven't touched my Freeport Vest or my socks. ::sigh:: It's not that either of them are on time out or anything...I've just been concentrating on other things. 

Anyway, that means my remaining lists look like this:

Children's Items 
1. "Little 16" Newborn Socks
2. Alvin Sweater  
3. Milo 


Items for Me (Selfish Knitting FTW!)
1. Rose's Wrist Warmers
2. Zombie ViXen Fingerless Mitts

Household Items
1. Halloween Creepy Cloths (1)
2. Halloween Creepy Cloths (2)
3. Assorted Harry Potter Cloths
4. Assorted Doctor Who Cloths

(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)

I know I'm not going to get through everything...oh well. I don't mind much right now :)

Here are some photos throughout the last week or so......

New chair, same three hogging it....

"Mama, I paint!"

Let us in, let us in!

I hope you're all having a lovely weekend!


  1. Nothin' like a big, comfy chair to snuggle up with the ones you love. You are making solid progress this week it sounds. Those ball winders are really cool gadgets.