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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Y3: Self-Imposed Year of Projects - Update #10

First and foremost: my laptop is back in fabulous working order. Husband replaced the hard drive (with a solid-state hard drive) and added more RAM, then told it to restore from the backup. It's much more fabulous now :) Well, it does what I want it to, anyway...

Secondly, it's Sunday and that means it's time for another installment of my Self-Imposed Year of Projects. 

Finished Objects (FOs)     
1. Windschief: started January 3, 2014; finished January 10, 2014       
2. Welcome to the World Newborn Hat: started January 10, 2014; finished January 11, 2014     
3. Five Hour Baby Sweater: started January 16, 2014; finished January 29, 2014    
4. Baby Surprise Jacket: started May 27, 2013; finished February 2, 2014    
5. Welcome to the World Newborn Hat: started February 4, 2014; finished February 4, 2014   
6. Milo: started December 25, 2013; finished February 9, 2014  
7. Zombie ViXen Fingerless Mitts: started November 23, 2013; finished February 19, 2014
8. Traveling Vines Socks: started May 31, 2013; finished March 3, 2014
9. Babbeh Hat: started March 3, 2014; finished March 6, 2014 

Since last weekend, I've finished two projects. Oh, and I blogged about another one. I've finished up my first prototype of my Traveling Vines Socks...I think I'm going to self-publish this one but I haven't quite decided yet. I suppose I need to finish the other two sizes first, though. Anyway, I also started and finished a hat. I think it's for Little Man but he doesn't seem too keen on wearing it...little booger. Hopefully he'll change his mind about it. 

 Works-In-Progress (WIPs)

1. Dragon's Egg Socks: started September 2, 2013
2. Oreo Socks: started March 8, 2014 

Yeah, I'm down to two WIPs again. And they're both socks. I started a pair of vanilla socks using some Trekking XXL in Mint Oreo...hence, Oreo Socks. I think I still have plans for another project but I cannot decide which one. I've had someone suggest that I should start a shawl...and I probably will as soon as I find the yarn I plan to use. I think I've even decided that. I'm kind of proud of myself...

My remaining lists...

  Children's Items
1. Mini Socks
2. Swirl Hat
3. Elefante
4. Hoo Hat
5. Otis Baby Hat
6. Nottingham
7. Shaun
8. Sea Turtle (need to purchase - $2)
9. Poppy
10. Gramps Cardigan (need to purchase - $6)
11. Greyson
12. Smaug Hat
13. Simple Newborn Hat

Items for Me (Selfish Knitting, FTW!)
1. Hermione Hearts Ron
2. Godric's Hollow Hat
3. Jabberwonky (which might be in the SSCB below but I don't remember)
4. November Leaves (need to purchase - $5)
5. Gallifrey Fingerless Mitts
6. Weeping Angel Socks
7. Stormont
8. Drip Drip Drop (which might be in the SSCB below but I don't remember)

Secret Sock Club Bags
(These bags are already set up with pattern and yarn - I just pick one at random and no, I don't remember what I put in there right now...I can go look later, if you're really interested. I really probably should...)

Sweater for Me
1. Ginny's Cardigan
2. I Heart Cardigans (need to purchase - $6CAN)
3. Moyen Age (need to purchase - $7)
4. Julissa (need to purchase - $6.50)
5. Ardys

Shawl for Me
1. Pacific Shawl
2. See You in September
3. Boneyard Shawl

1. Little Man's Baby Blanket
2. Susan's Hat (adult and child versions)
3. Assorted Dishcloths
4. Traveling Vines projects (adult socks, baby socks, scarf, hat, fingerless mitts, shawl, etc.)
5. Pinwheel Market Bag
6. Anything else that comes along at the right time

Now that my laptop is fixed, I should be getting around to my Stitches West haul type post and maybe a few other random things. Also, I don't know that I ever showed photos from our cruise over New Years. Or maybe I did.....I still need to get some of the photos from Husband in order to do that, however. Oh well. 

Anyway, I hope you've all had a lovely weekend and such :) 


  1. Yeah for fixed computer...and I so totally want to see Stitches acquisitions!

    1. I think that will be a WIP Wednesday post....if I find enough spoons to take care of it :)

  2. Hooray for computer savvy husbands! Love it when the machine is ramped up with RAM. You are doing such a great job on keeping that WIP list real.

    1. I hate having so few WIPs...I feel so naked. Also, both of them are on tiny needles and that drives me nuts! I need some bigger needles for more instant gratification :)

  3. Welcome back!

    I would love to test the travelling vines socks for you if you are going to make it an official pattern!

    Also, don't you hate it when our goal to make cute sensible hates for our kids back fires and they don't even want to wear them!?!

  4. Really glad the laptop is fixed :-) Can't wait to see the Stitches haul.

  5. Great job on the wip list down to only two again. It's great having you back :)

  6. Yay for Husband fixing your laptop! I love how you're so into socks.. wish I could make socks.. Down to two WIPs, way to go!

  7. SSD! Yessssss! Bet it's speedy now! And finishing two projects in the last week - that's awesome! You are on a roll now!