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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Y3: Self-Imposed Year of Projects - Update #36

Happy Sunday :)

After last week's shenanigans, we are all home and attempting to get settled in and used to the "new normal." We actually didn't even get discharged from the hospital until last night so, obviously, I didn't get my post written and this and that so I'm posting while Stormageddon's napping. He'll be awake soon, though.

Fnished 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
10. Hurricane Hat: started April 22, 2014; finished May 15, 2014
11. Hoo Hat: started May 19, 2014; finished May 20, 2014
12. Hoo Hat: started May 20, 2014; finished May 21, 2014
13. Stormageddon's Stripey Hat: started May 22, 2014; finished May 23, 2014
14.  Greyson: started May 29, 2014; finished June 17, 2014
15. Waiting for Winter Mittens: started July 20, 2014; finished July 25, 2014  
16. Oreo Socks: started March 8, 2014; finished August 5, 2014
17. Waiting for Winter Mittens: started August 8, 2014; finished August 12, 2014
18. Sacrificial Goat: started July 27, 2014; finished August 16, 2014
19. Swirl Hat: started August 5, 2014; finished August 20, 2014
20. Sacrificial Goat #2: started August 16, 2014; finished August 24, 2014 

21. Sacrificial Goat #3: started August 27, 2014; finished September 1, 2014
22. Baby Stormageddon: started after December 17, 2013; arrived 5:04pm on September 2, 2014 

I finished a Sacrificial Goat last Monday but I haven't had time to post about it because I finished Stormageddon on Tuesday :) So, perhaps I can get in a FO Friday post regarding the Sacrificial Goat...but in the meantime, know that I've finished another one.

  Works-In-Progress (WIPs)
1. Dragon's Egg Socks: started September 2, 2013
2. Pacific Shawl: started June 8, 2014
3. Swatch for The Dude: started July 16, 2014
4. Snape's Stockings: started August 20, 2014

Because I was in the hospital most of this past week, the only project that made it to said hospital were Snape's Stockings.....not that I had a lot of knitting time anyway! I'm almost done with the leg on the first sock. The nurses were all impressed by the knitting...they also all loved the Swirl Hat I brought with me. I may make a few more for the NICU, where Stormageddon spent some time the past few days. 

Yes, baby spent some time in the NICU. He had slight jaundice and needed to be under the Bili Lights and those are located in the NICU. So, I would visit him for nursing/feeding and cuddle a little, come back to the room and knit or sleep or eat, wash, rinse, repeat. We were finally discharged last night after some blood test results (regarding the jaundice). 

Children's Items
1. Elefante
2. Nottingham
3. Shaun
4. Gramps Cardigan (need to purchase - $6)
5. Smaug 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. Gallifrey Fingerless Mitts
5. Weeping Angel Socks *
6. Stormont
7. Drip Drip Drop (which might be in the SSCB below but I don't remember) *

* I'll probably only pick one of these but, you know, choices and all...

 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...but, honestly, nah...)

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

I imagine things are going to be quite up in the air for at least a few weeks/months. I expect that I'll still knit here and there and I'll try to update when I can but, really, the focus is going to be on the new version of normal :)

I hope you've all had a lovely week/weekend :)


  1. Glad you're home and settling in. Find your rhythm and do what you can.

  2. Oh wow, I totally missed that post! Go figure it would all happen on a week I was busy and not blog reading, congratulations on littler little man he's such a cutie and I'm glad to hear you are home and all is well and that your all settling into new normal life, it soon becomes so normal you don't even remember what was before. Congratulations again.

  3. Congratulations! I clicked through and he looks like a darling! Like Kepanie, I'm glad to hear you're home and all are doing well. Good luck finding your new normal!

  4. Congratulations and so glad you are all healthy and doing well! How does little man like having a brother? I can't believe you got knitting done at all so good for you!
    I love your idea of secret sock bags and now that I'm pretty sure I'll be a life long sock knitter, I want to do that too.

  5. So glad you and baby are home and doing well. Rest when you can and craft when you can. You will be very busy with two wee ones to tend to. We will catch up with you as you can do that too.

  6. I think the 1 FO is enough this week ;-) Glad all is well and you are both home safe.

  7. Glad to see you are home, it took me a while to settle in to the rhythm of having two but it all sort of clicked in the end:)