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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Y3: Self-Imposed Year of Projects - Update #48

Happy Sunday!

I have just four more weeks left for this year. I've already started thinking about next year's projects and a few more things I have planned for this year. Or, rather, things I need to finish up soon...Christmas presents and the like. But that doesn't mean I haven't been dreaming of next year's list...

Anyway, let's get to it :)

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
23. Waiting for Winter Mittens - Cameron: started October 9, 2014; finished October 24, 2014
24. Graham for Cam: started October 27, 2014; finished November 11, 2014

25. Waiting for Winter Mittens - Jazzlynn: started November 11, 2014; finished November 17, 2014 
26. Barley for Jazzy: started November 17, 2014; finished November 20, 2014

I've not finished anything new, which isn't unexpected. I do owe you all a FO Friday. I had planned to do it this past Friday but the week got away from me and then you throw the Thanksgiving holiday in there....yeah, it just didn't happen.'s going to happen this Friday, instead :)

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
5. Sacrificial Goat #4: started September 25, 2014
6. Waiting for Winter Mittens - Sherri: started November 21, 2014

Any knitting I've done this week has been on the mittens. I've finished the first and started the second. If I can find the time to knit, I should have the second one done fairly quickly. But, you know, the path to Hell is paved with good, let's not all hold our breath :)

And now, we can giggle like mad at these lists....

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...just a few weeks left, why bother?!)

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

In my edition of "The Real World: California," things have been rather nuts around here. I feel like I'm running to keep up and I'm not quite catching up.....ever. We finally went and picked up Stormageddon's birth certificate this past week. I've only had the paperwork filled out for the last six weeks...I just needed to drive to the south side of town and pick it up. Also, mountains of laundry...I have so much laundry to do but I'm still catching up on the laundry I just did. I hate the laundry cycle, actually. And then, I'm trying to get caught up on all the dishes from Thanksgiving...but we're also piling on the regular dishes...and it's a cycle. I'm almost caught up with that, however. Just in time for it all to come tumbling over again. ::sigh:: Story of my life.

Aside from trying to play catch-up, Little Man got sick Friday night. He had been saying all day that he was cold and had an occasional non-productive cough but was otherwise acting normal. Friday night....he was laying in our bed with the iPad, not even watching anything, hot all over but huddled up in a blanket telling me he was cold. I couldn't get an accurate temperature on him but I know it was over 100°F. He was so hot even his bare feet were burning up. I gave him Tylenol and his "Bee Stuff" (Zarbee's Natural Children's Nighttime Cough Syrup) and then ran to CVS to pick up some more medication, a new thermometer (which I didn't do - $55 for a non-contact was too much to stomach when we got it on Amazon for $16), and Gatorade. While I was gone, he puked :( He then fell asleep in our bed and rather than move him, I slept in the back room with Puppy and Stormageddon, and Husband slept by him. He didn't puke again and was feeling much better by yesterday morning. He was still running a fever but he ate some toast and had some Gatorade.

Anyway, my laptop keeps closing my browser window as I'm writing this so I suppose it's time to end.......


  1. Hope that's all the sick bug will be for Little Man it's no fun for them or Mom and Dad and oh isn't it fun to dream of new lists, I've been dreaming of new lists but only because I happen to be about to change my list half way through the year. Don't remind me of the vicious circle that is laundry and wash up - grrrr

  2. Must have been a week for sick kids. My older DS home from school in Thursday. Poor kid.

    I love your secret sock club. I am doing that this year too... My goal is 12 pairs if socks in 12 months.

  3. Yes, thinking of my list too....and poor Little Man......I hope he feels better fun being sick at the holidays....I am finally getting over my latest I did some more reorganizing of the stash...all the yarn that is actually wound for projects is together, so that might drive my list for next year....

  4. You've finished SO many things!! Impressive :)

  5. Oh boy, the joys of motherhood and juggling two. Sorry the Little Man was so sock. Poor baby. They're defenseless against body bugs. You seem to be hanging in well. You're a strong mama.

  6. ohh poor little man... hope he is back to being full of beans real soon x

  7. Hope little man is better soon - my son has had the bug this week, but I think he is over it now. Looking forward to your round up and new list!

  8. Poor little man! Hopefully it doesn't spread through the family! I've been eager to cast on new things, but as I signed up for a Sock Knitting race and Cookie A's sock club for 2015, I'd better not get too far ahead of myself!

    Paper plates! That's what we do for Thanksgiving!