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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Year SIX: Self-Imposed Year of Projects - Update #35

Happy Sunday!

Finished Objects (FOs):
1. Pussy Hat: started January 10, 2017; finished January 16, 2017
2. Hermione's Everyday Socks (v2): started November 14, 2016; finished January 28, 2017
3. Frene Creek Farm Corriedale (spinning): started October 12, 2016; finished January 16, 2017
4. Pikachu Hat: started February 3, 2017; finished February 10, 2017
5. Trusty (v2): started December 22, 2016; finished February 24, 2017
6. Pussy Hat: started February 13, 2017; finished February 27, 2017
7. Pussy Hat: started March 2, 2017; finished March 8, 2017
8. Pussy Hat: started March 9, 2017; finished March 21, 2017
9. Pussy Hat: started March 21, 2017; finished March 30, 2017
10. FlockSock Yarn #1: started April 5, 2017; finished April 5, 2017
11. FlockSock Yarn #2: started April 5, 2017; finished April 5, 2017
12. #initiateknitdesign challenge from ArohaKnits: started April 3, 2017; finished April 11, 2017
13. Knit Picks Bare Palette Fingering: started April 9, 2017; finished April 9, 2017
14. Malabrigo Rios: started April 9, 2017; finished April 9, 2017
15. Nashua Creative Focus Superwash: started April 9, 2017; finished April 9, 2017
16. Pussy Hat: started April 13, 2017; finished April 30, 2017
17. Pussy Hat: started April 30, 2017; finished May 13, 2017
18. Messed Up Moss: started January 4, 2017; finished May 17, 2017
19. Pussy Hat: started May 19. 2017; finished May 23, 2017
20. Pussy Hat: started May 24, 2017; finished May 26, 2017
21. Baby Pussy Hat: started May 26, 2017; finished May 26, 2017
22. Pussy Hat: started May 26, 2017; finished May 26, 2017
23. Bugga Bare (2 matching): started June 3, 2017; finished June 4, 2017
24. Bugga Bare: started June 3, 2017; finished June 4, 2017
25. Bugga Bare: started June 3, 2017; finished June 4, 2017
26. Malabrigo Twist: started June 3, 2017; finished June 4, 2017
27. Malabrigo Twist: started June 3, 2017; finished June 4, 2017
23. Vanilla Socks: started March 30, 2017; finished June 8, 2017
24. Stormageddon's Vest: started October 17 2016; finished June 9, 2017
25. BMFA Handpainted Roving: started March 23, 2017; finished June 23, 2017
26: Malabrigo Sock: started July 3, 2017; finished July 4, 2017
27. Malabrigo Sock: started July 3, 2017; finished July 4, 2017
28. Sanguine Gryphon Traveller: started July 3, 2017; finished July 4, 2017
29. Sanguine Gryphon Traveller: started July 3, 2017; finished July 4, 2017
30. Bonbon for Miss C: started June 24, 2017; finished July 6, 2017
31. Sandy's Palette Merino/Silk Roving: started July 1, 2017; finished July 7, 2017
32. Sandy's Palette Merino/Silk Roving: started July 2, 2017; finished July 10, 2017
33. Miss Babs BFL: started July 11, 2017; finished July 21, 2017
34. Yarn Dyeing Adventures: started August 6, 2017; finished August 6, 2017
35. Unnamed Hat: started August 14, 2017; finished August 24, 2017

I've finished up the hat that I had started and I've added all the yarn dyeing I did. Actually, I added all the yarn dyeing I did as one entry because there are no stash pages for it (yet - I might make them....but not yet). In any case, here's me modeling the new hat (don't mind the ends not woven in or the mint-flavored  lifeline that I hadn't removed yet). 

It's currently still drying. I didn't stomp the water out in a towel so it's taking a little longer to dry. Oh well.

Works-in-Progress (WIPs):
1. Wink: started January 5, 2015
2. Oh, She IS a Bad Nut: started August 11, 2016
3. Fall in San Francisco (prototype 3): started October 4, 2016
4. Smooth Operator Socks: started October 13, 2016
5. Morvarch Aardvark: started January 1, 2017
6. Stomping Grounds collection: started February 26, 2017 (no project page)
7. Hat Design: started March 20, 2017
8. Vanillaish Rainbow Socks: started June 1, 2017
9. Twilight Socks (from blanks): started June 8, 2017
10. Garter Stitch Baby Blanket: started July 6, 2017
11. Veggie Socks: started July 6, 2017
12. New Hat Design (for the unnamed hat above): started August 14, 2016

I had a few projects come out this week. Obviously the hat in the FO section because, well...I finished it. I also worked on the Vanillaish Rainbow Socks, the Garter Stitch Baby Blanket, and the hat design for the aforementioned hat.

I only got through a few rounds of the sock during swimming lessons and, obviously, I'm still on the cuff...but progress is still progress.

The blanket continues to grow but I've finished up the first ball of yarn, which is exciting. I have three more to use and I have no idea how larger or small this blanket is going to wind up being in the end. And I have no idea what I'm going to do with it.

Moving along.......

17 UFOs in 2017
1. Wink: started January 5, 2015
2. Oh, She IS a Bad Nut: started August 11, 2016
3. Fall in San Francisco (prototype 3): started October 4, 2016
4. Frene Creek Farm Corriedale (spinning): started October 12, 2016; finished January 16, 2017 **DONE**
5. Smooth Operator Socks: started October 13, 2016
6. Stormageddon's Vest: started October 17, 2016 **DONE**
7. Hermione's Everyday Socks (v2): started November 14, 2016; finished January 28, 2017 **DONE**
8. Trusty (v2): started December 22, 2016 **DONE**
9. Design: Susan's Hat
10. Design: Little Man's Baby Blanket
11. Design: Paradiddle Socks (aka Little Drummer Girl)
12. Design: Pacific Waves Hat
13. Design: Fall in San Francisco Hat
14. Stash Inventory (photos, in Rav database) **DONE**
15. Dystopian Novel
16. Doctor Who blanket (1)
17. Doctor Who blanket (2)


Children's Items:
1. Stuffed toy for Mr. K (SIL's foster child)
2. Stuffed toy for Miss E (SIL's adopted daughter)
3. Stuffed toy for TAZ (brother's daughter)
4. Undetermined hat for Little Man
5. Undetermined hat for Stormageddon
6. Mittens for Little Man
7. Mittens for Stormageddon

Items for ME (selfish knitting FTW!):
1. Park Slope (fingering, specifically Mountain Colors Crazy Foot)
2. Worsted weight house socks (worsted, of course - maybe something like Lumberjack)
3. Classic Silk Mayfaire Camisole (Miss Babs Northumbria with modifications)
4. Evangeline (worsted; solid or semi-solid)
5. Lichen (Aran or Sport/DK; solid or semi-solid)
6. Moyen Age (fingering; one of my Vice Yarns? Zen Yarn Garden Serenity 20?)
7. Ginny's Cardigan (DK; solid or semi-solid)
8. Drip Drip Drop (sock; solid or semi-solid)
9. Celtic Myths (worsted; solid)
10. Jag in Garter Stitch (DK; 2 colors)
11. Cobh (fingering; 2 colors)
12. Offhand Lace (bulky; solid or semi-solid)
13. Whitman (DK; any color)
14. Flax (worsted; any color - Misti Alpaca Harry Potter-esque one?)
15. Hoar Frost (Wollmeise that's wound in the bag)

Christmas/Charity Bin:
1. 198 Yds of Heaven (worsted; solid)
2. Comfort Food (Aran; solid)
3. Tombreck (worsted; solid or semi-solid)
4. Premie Spiral Hat (DK; any color)
5. Pumpkins & a Pattern (any weight, any color - gauge doesn't matter)

1. Susan's Hat *started* - need new prototype & write pattern
2. Little Man's Baby Blanket *started* - write pattern
3. Paradiddle Socks - need prototype & write pattern
4. Pacific Waves Hat *started* - need another prototype & write pattern
5. Fall in San Francisco *started* - need another prototype & write pattern
6. Stormageddon's Baby Blanket - need prototype & write pattern
7. Cabled pullover (grey look-alike sweater) - need sketch, grading, swatch, prototype, & write pattern
8. Christmas stocking for Little Man - need charts, prototype, & write pattern (maybe)
9. Christmas stocking for Stormageddon - need charts, prototype, & write pattern (maybe)
10. Christmas stocking for Husband - need charts, prototype, & write pattern (maybe)
11. Stomping Grounds collection (everything: charts, prototypes, swatches, etc.) *started*

1. Faerie Mountain Fibers Crazy Batt
2. Wash & start processing Alpaca fleece from Lambtown
3. Wash & start processing Merino fleece from Lambtown

1. Stitch markers
2. Make sure my vintage patterns are in Ravelry (Workbasket magazines, leaflets, etc.)

This past week was Little Man's first full week of school. It was different. We had a good schedule worked out when he was in Kindergarten. The boys and I would walk to school and be there by 8am, do drop off at 8:15am for Little Man, Stormageddon and I would walk home, get in the car and go to the gym (be there at 9am), do a workout, be showered and such by 11am (11:30am at the latest), leave to pick up Little Man at noon, pickup was at 12:30pm, and we'd be home by about 1pm. It worked. Then we could get on with all the other things in life.

With Little Man not getting out of school until 2:35pm, we have an extra two hours (which includes lunch), which is throwing us off. But, it does give me two extra  hours to work on stuff for the auction without Little Man. He's self-sufficient but when he's done with school, he wants to hang out and have attention, which is perfectly fine and normal. So, those extra two hours are kind of a blessing. However, we're still working on getting settled into the schedule.

Monday started out like this:

This has been going on for at least five months now. Unfortunately, he's gotten a bit more....well, he likes to try to sleep sideways in the bed, which does not work for either Husband or I. It's a good thing he's cute.

Also, Monday gave parts of North America an eclipse (or a partial eclipse). Here in the Bay Area, we got a partial eclipse. Unfortunately, it was cloudy for most of it but it did clear out enough so you could see part of it. I did get a couple photos...sort of. None of them were all that good. Oh well. Stormageddon was not interested (other than wondering why I kept going outside and taking photos of the sky). He was busy watching Masha & the Bear.

The rest of the week was pretty benign, actually. I did some work for the auction, Husband worked from home on his usual day, Little Man got creative with Legos.....

Apparently that is a Wither (it's from Minecraft). He was building a bunch of different Minecraft things out of Legos (of his own making, not the sets). He even put together a couple sets of his own.

On Thursday, Little Man and I spotted this little moth on our walk home from school. I think it must be moth season or something because there are many around, and not just the white ones I'm used to seeing, obviously. If anyone knows what this one is.....

On Friday morning, Stormageddon and I had a coffee date with some of the other moms/dads we know from school. Little booger stole my hat and it was too cute not to photograph.

I actually have one of him in my hat and my sunglasses but you can clearly read the school on the hat soooooo, I opted not to share that one.

Later that day, I discovered we were out of dog food so we made a trip to Target where, of course, he wanted to sit on the ball.

Yesterday, Husband's windshield was supposed to get fixed but when the guy got there to pick up the windshield, it wasn't they're having to reschedule. ::sigh:: But, it meant our afternoon was free so we went to the local Chili Cookoff & Homebrew Competition. Husband met some of the guys from one of the local homebrewer's associations....and he's joining because why not. We also ate good chili, the boys played on one of those inflatable slides, and even I drank beer. Oh, and we saw someone super famous in disguise (Husband called him out on it in private as he was shaking his hand. Husband said, "Sorry sir, your prosthetics are showing," and he was like, "Oh shit...I was really hoping no one would be able to tell" and Husband told him that he wasn't going to out him and that it was quite good). I recognized the voice but I couldn't place it, which drove me nuts. Husband told me in the car and I felt like an idiot. ::sigh:: But, I'm not going to out him either.

So, that's our benign week. I hope you're all having a lovely weekend. I think we're going out for fancy dinner tonight. It's the other "half" of my win from this past school year's auction wherein I went to the Sheep to Shawl event at Elkus Ranch as part of my winning bid. The other part was a gift certificate for one of the restaurants nearby. We've been there once before and it was really good. So, we're going again.

I hope to have an FO Friday post this week, if only because there are yarns that were dyed....we'll see. 


  1. Yes back to school routines take a while to set in. Glad you are making the best of your time. They grow up so fast. And you even got some knitting done. Your go girl!

  2. Love the hat...great colors and the sock yarn too! Good for you with the yarn dying! Sounds like you had a fun week even with school starting!

  3. It sounds like a perfectly peaceful week. :) Hope you had a wonderful fancy dinner Sunday night.

  4. So exciting about Stormageddon at school! and that hat looks awesome.