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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Y4: Self-Imposed Year of Projects - Update #7

Happy Sunday! Let's get started :)

Finished Objects (FOs):
1. Elefante: started December 19, 2014; finished December 28, 2014
2. Hat #1 - FoH: started December 31, 2014; finished January 1, 2015
3. Hat #2 - FoH: started January 1, 2015; finished January 4, 2015
4. Hat #3 - FoH: started January 7, 2015; finished January 10, 2015 

5. Hat #4 - Stitch's Rock Hat: started January 16, 2015; finished January 24, 2015 
6. Vanilla Fingerless Mitts: started January 23, 2015; finished February 3, 2015 
7. Paradiddle Hat: started January 24, 2015; finished February 7, 2015

I've not finished any of my WIP projects but I have finished something fibery. After entering a Designalong contest, I decided that I would submit one of my designs for publication. So, I finished up the proposal, the swatch, the schematic, and I sent it in (the submissions need to be in by Wednesday). I don't think I have a snowball's chance in Hell but you know what? I did it. Even if they don't like it, I'm still going to get it written and publish it. 

So there.

Works-In-Progress (WIPs): - carried over from 2014...and maybe earlier...
1. Dragon's Egg Socks: started September 2, 2013
2. Pacific Shawl: started June 8, 2014
3. Snape's Stockings: started August 20, 2014
4. Traveling Socks: started December 23, 2014
5. Wink: started January 5, 2015

Honestly, the only project from my WIP list that saw any action this week were my Traveling Socks...and they didn't get much action. I was too busy working on the knitting and drawing for my submission. Now that the submission is in, I hope to pick up some of these WIPs....or pick something new...

Children's Items
1. George's Vest (for Stormageddon - sock/fingering; solid or semi-solid)
2. Nottingham (for Little Man - worsted; solid or semi-solid)
3. Nottingham (for Stormageddon - worsted; solid or semi-solid)
4. Alvin (for Little Man - worsted; solid or semi-solid)
5. Alvin (for Stormageddon - worsted; solid or semi-solid)
6. Harry Potter Blanket (for The Family - worsted; solid) - from various Harry Potter inspired square blocks
7. Albert the Absent-Minded (for Stormageddon - any weight; self-stripe, variegated, solid, or semi-solid)  *need pattern*
8. Mirkwood (for Stormageddon - bulky; solid or semi-solid)
9. Smaug (for Little Man - worsted; solid or semi-solid)
10. Dandy Sir Cephalopod (for Little Man - any weight; self-stripe, variegated, solid, or semi-solid)  *need pattern*
11. Moe the Mustache Monster (for...someone - worsted; self-stripe, variegated, solid, or semi-solid)

Items for Me (Selfish Knitting, FTW!)
1. Vanilla Socks (using one of my Harry Potter yarns)
2. Drip Drip Drop Socks (using either a solid or semi-solid sock yarn that I haven't decided on yet)
3. Hermione Hearts Ron (sport; solid or semi-solid)
4. Ginny's Cardigan (DK; solid or semi-solid)

Secret Sock Club Bags (Pick a bag at random)
1. Scotch and Soda Scarf (using Briar Rose Fibers Wistful - leftover from my Icarus Shawl)
2. CashSilk Fern Scarf (using a skein of Online Supersocke 100)
3. Jabberwonky (using KP Felici in Abracadabra)
4. If You Know Where To Go (in KP Felici in Green Veggies)
5. Gardener's Socks (using Malabrigo Sock)
6. Paradiddle Socks - my own design (using Malabrigo Sock)

Because I love Husband
1. The Dude

New Techniques (one of the following stranded/multi-yarn kits)
1. University of Wisconsin Ski Hat
2. University of Wisconsin Christmas Stocking
3. University of Wisconsin Button Beanie

Christmas Presents
I have absolutely no idea what's going to end up here, if anything. I suspect something will end up here and I might pull it from other lists but we shall see. Maybe I won't do any Christmas knitting. Maybe all I'll wind up doing is Christmas knitting. I suppose this is a wait-and-see section :)

1. Susan's Hat
2. Traveling Vines Socks
3. Little Man's Baby Blanket
4. Paradiddle Socks (see Secret Sock Club Bag section)
5. Stitch's Rock Collection (of Hats) (see FO #4 above)
6. Paradiddle Collection of Hats 

With only five WIPs, I feel a bit naked, especially as two are in hibernation, and all five are long-term projects. I know people that can whip out socks like no one's business...I can't. I've tried but it just doesn't work for me. So, three pairs of socks, a shawl, and a cardigan...those are long-term projects in my knitting world.

I suspect that I'll be starting something new this week...and probably something small and/or quick. I think I need the little pick-me-up that doesn't involve my own designs. We'll see how things go. 

In other random events, Stitches West is this coming weekend. I'm hoping to go on Saturday, at least, but it's all dependent on whether a friend has her baby. She was actually due yesterday but her children are not known for doing things on schedule. So.......we wait. And wait. And hopefully baby comes soon. Yes, it's a very selfish reason but I don't care. 

Um....what else what else what else........oh, here are some photos :)

I swear he can smile nicer than this!

Sleeping late...again...

Look Mama, no hands! (sitting unassisted for about 30 seconds)

Sonic schmonic. This needs to go in mah mouf!

I hope you've all had a lovely week! Oh, and the fingerless mitts have reached their destination :)

1 comment:

  1. Good luck on your design submission! Love seeing your handsome boys.