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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Y3: Self-Imposed Year of Projects - Update #50

Hello and happy Sunday :)

First and foremost, we survived the nasty rainstorm that came barreling through the area from Wednesday night-Friday morning. Our backyard turned into a very shallow lake for a few hours but the water has mostly drained off....but the yard is an absolute mess! Oh, and the roof leak we had fixed on Monday-Tuesday? Yeah, that didn't take care of the problem. Luckily, our leak is quite small but it's still a leak and it needs to be addressed.

Other places were not so lucky. There were underpasses that were flooded out, parts of several of the main highways were was just a nasty mess around here.

But, it's over and done and we're fine :)

Now, onward to the updatery type stuff.....

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 
27. Waiting for Winter Mittens - Sherri: started November 21, 2014; finished December 3, 2014
28. Sacrificial Goat #4: started September 25, 2014; finished December 13, 2014

Hey, look at that! I finished a thing! To be honest, it looks like the other three and I'll do another FO Friday post about it eventually...but it's done and that's fabulous :)

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
Sorin for Sherri: started December 3, 2014

That means there's one less WIP and I've not started anything new. Aside from finishing up the goat, I spent some time with the Sorin hat. I'm not that far along but it's coming. I'm positive that it won't be in Wisconsin for Christmas but that's okay; I hear Sherri and the kids are going to Florida (the kids don't know yet)...she won't need her hat down there. It'll be waiting for her when she gets back to Wisconsin, I hope. 

And let's all laugh at my silliness....
 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

I have a feeling that none of these are getting finished anytime soon. Oops. I have two more weeks...maybe.......

Hahahahahaha......let's all laugh about that.

Mama, I be like in Zelda!

Kick kick kick...

I hope you're all having a lovely weekend!


  1. Yay to more finishes. Glad you all survived the storm and are okay. Hope everyone is all better this week.

  2. Yeah for something finished..that means you had some you time! Yuck for the flooded more down by the coast and more northwest of us...but the weather was pretty nasty at times....

  3. Glad you all got through the rain storm ok...your boys are beautiful...have a good week x

  4. Wild weather for you too huh? Our temps are all over the place. Last night I stood on the front porch in shirt sleeves ... MID DECEMBER without a COAT! That's CRAZY!

    Stormageddon has a very similar impish smile to Little Man. Bet you've got your hands full there, with the two of them!

  5. Love the pics of your little guys - your most important WIP. :^)

  6. Oh, gosh. When it rains, it pours. It really horrible that you folks out West can't have some moisture in moderation! The boys look adorable. I love seeing updates on them. :-D

  7. Yay on finishing another goat!! Hope the weather starts to improve soon.

  8. The stupid idiots who drive too fast and cause accidents have jacked up traffic today. My husband is coming late because of that. He said it's estimated it'll take him 3 hours to drive those 50 mi.