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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Y2: Self-Imposed Year of Projects - Update #49

Is it really Sunday again? As of this writing, I feel like Sunday came way too fast...but I also feel like this past week has just dragged and dragged. Mostly likely this is because Little Man and I have been sick. He was exposed to Hand, Foot, & Mouth at Thanksgiving and he wound up getting it. And then, last weekend, he was further exposed to a little cold that his cousin had. I got it first and then he got it. ::sigh::

So, don't expect a lot to be happening around here...because not a lot has been happening.

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

I've not finished anything new and I'm not a bit sorry about it :)

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've also not started anything new. I honestly didn't knit much this past week due to the plague going through our house but when I did knit, I worked on my Traveling Vines Socks (in the middle of the fourth and last repeat for the leg) and my Zombie ViXen Fingerless Mitts (working through the thumb gusset increases). Nothing exciting going on there. 

It also occurred to me that all of my projects are done on rather small needles. I've been thinking of starting something on larger needles so I can give my hands a break from the small needles...but I really don't want to start anything new. Perhaps a dishcloth is in order...or perhaps I should take up hooking?

I don't know.

My remaining lists (hahahahahahahaha!) look like this:

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)

That's really all I have for this week. I hope you've all had a lovely weekend :)


  1. Sorry everyone has been sick..hope you are all well by the holidays...

  2. I hope you are beginning to feel better - a dishcloth is always a good break and doesn't take long!

  3. Sounds like a horrible week :( I hope you'll feel better soon, in time for Christmas at least!

  4. Take it easy and feel better. I've been tempted to start a crochet ripple blanket, but maybe I'm suffering from the same thing as you? ... small needle apathy :(

  5. Yikes! I heard that childhood disease is no fun. Sorry you had to go through that.

  6. Hope everyone feels better next week!

  7. Sorry to hear that everybody was feeling poorly.. Hope you're feeling a bit better now..

  8. I'm dreading looking at my list of resolutions from last year. I've been severely derailed most of this year. Fortunately, we're close to the beginning of 2014, so I can try again. I hope you all feel better soon!

  9. I'm dreading looking at my resolutions for 2013; I've been derailed most of the year. Fortunately, I get a fresh start soon. I hope you all feel better soon!