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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Y2: Self-Imposed Year of Projects - Update #50

I'm another week closer to the end of my Second Self-Imposed Year of Projects. It's kind of amazing...I've managed to keep posting and knitting and not losing my sanity that often. I'm so proud of me.

Anyway, update #50......

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
19. Greyson: started July 5, 2013; finished August 27, 2013
20. Pumpkin Cloth: started September 1, 2013; finished September 1, 2013
21. Grandma's Favorite Dishcloth: started September 19, 2013; finished September 22, 2013
22. Grave Cloth: started September 22, 2013; finished September 22, 2013
23. Franken Cloth: started September 22, 2013; finished September 23, 2013
24. Witch Cloth: started September 23, 2013; finished September 27, 2013
25. Rose's Wrist Warmers: started September 4, 2013; finished October 3, 2013

26. Susan's Hat (V2): started October 14, 2013; finished October 18, 2013
27. Little Man's Pumpkin Hat: started October 20, 2013; finished October 23, 2013
28. Freeport Vest: started March 7, 2013; finished October 30, 2013
29. Susan's Hat (V2): started November 3, 2013; finished November 10, 2013

Nothing new to see here....I still haven't washed or blocked or woven in ends on my Freeport Vest but I think I'll get to that sometime this week (after I get presents wrapped and off the spare bed). We shall see...

Works-in-Progress (WIPs)
1. Baby Surprise Jacket: started May 27, 2013
2. Traveling Vines Socks (Adult): started May 31, 2013
3. Dragon's Egg Socks: started September 2, 2013

4. Zombie ViXen Fingerless Mitts: started November 23, 2013

I haven't started anything new, though I'm still debating whether I should. I worked a couple rows on my Baby Surprised Jacket. I'm done with the "Center 90" stitches and am now just working to the end. It's kind of mindless knitting but I do need to pay attention to my increases. I've also (mostly) finished the first of my Zombie ViXen Fingerless Mitts. I still have to do the thumb but I bound off yesterday afternoon and started the second one. I expect I'll have plenty of yarn leftover for....something. Baby socks, perhaps. Or hexipuffs (not that I've made any). Or something else. I'm almost done with the fourth pattern repeat on my Traveling Vines Socks, too...but I was almost done last week and I've only knit a couple rounds here and there. Oops...

And here are the lists of things I (probably) won't get to...

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

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

Designs (which may or may not be soooper seeekrit)
1. Little Man's Baby Blanket
2. Susan's Hat (4 versions) (yes, I've mostly sussed out one version but it's still on this list)
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)

In "real life" news...well, packages keep arriving addressed to Little Man. It's quite apparent that we're not from around here. I think there are five boxes in our spare room that have presents for Little Man contained within. I have to wrap a few of them but, you know, could be worse. I haven't done my Christmas cards. I had intentions of doing them yesterday but we went visiting friends instead. So, that just didn't happen (but it allowed me to finish the first Zombie ViXen and start the second one...). However, I also wrapped presents to ship off to Wisconsin and Washington DC (not that I've sent them yet), Little Man got his Christmas photos done, I took my dress in for alterations, and I bought a pair of dress shoes. 

Oh, and we're still fighting the lingering colds but that's going away.

Oh, and our oranges and lemons froze this past week so we've probably lost most of them. The oranges are okay to eat...they're a bit sour, however. Making juice, though...that's just a bad idea. 

Anyway.....have some recent photos :)

I wearin' my punkin hat!

Painting pictures!

Sleepy boy :)

Hope you've all had a lovely week :)


  1. Yeah I have stuff to wrap up and send to Florida..and possibly write some Christmas cards...

  2. I did our cards today - lots of other bits to do thought!

  3. Would it be awful to do eCards? Our post has just announced a huge jump in the cost of stamps and suspension of home delivery, so eCards are looking really attractive to me right now.

    Little man is so cute when he mugs for the camera :)

  4. This year seems to have flown by and look at all your getting done. Soon coming to a new year of projects for you. Love the pics of little man he's growing so fast!

  5. Yay! Proud of you too! Okay Little Man is just amazingly adorable wearing his punkin hat! Hope your colds will wear off completely very soon.

  6. Sounds like you're getting a few bits herr and yhere done despite the countdown. I've forgotten this morning to bring the Christmas pics to send off dang it.