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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Year SIX: Self-Imposed Year of Projects - Update #51

Hello, happy Sunday, let's get mooooooving already!

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
36. Veggie Socks: started July 6, 2017; finished September 8, 2017
37. Wasabi for Mr. K: started September 17, 2017; finished September 25, 2017
*38. Twilight Socks (from blanks): started June 8, 2017; frogged September 26, 2017
39. Baby Hat Prototype: started October 23, 2017; finished October 31, 2017
*40. Neck-Down Base Shawl: started September 10, 2017; frogged November 16, 2017
41. Vanillaish Rainbow Socks: started June 1, 2017; finished November 17, 2017
42. Rastarmulke: started November 20, 2017; finished November 21, 2017
43. Mittens for Little Man: started November 25, 2017; finished December 2, 2017
44. Bugle for Miss E: started December 3, 2017; finished December 8, 2017
45. Boo-Yah: started September 25, 2017; finished December 10, 2017

I'm going to admit it: I've been extremely lax on my FO Friday post(s). I need to get on that. I did finally finish up the little ghost this past week. It was embarrassing. I had the actual knitting finished, the piece was stuffed, the ends were woven in......and it took me from the end of October until this past week to make his wee little face.

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. Garter Stitch Baby Blanket: started July 6, 2017
9. New Hat Design (for the unnamed hat in the FO section): started August 14, 2016
10. Shetland Neck Wool on Support Spindle: started September 8, 2017
11. Gamer Bag: started September 28, 2017
12. Paradiddle Prototype: started October 19, 2017
13. Rasta Ski Cap: started November 25, 2017

I'm close to finishing the Rasta Ski Cap. I've reached the point where I need to decide if I'm going to make it slouch or not....and probably not. So, there's that. I also worked a little bit on the Paradiddle Prototype. I had to rip back to the beginning of the pattern section because I had an obvious inability to count. Luckily, I put a lifeline in so I was able to rip back and not screw it up. 

Other than that, not much happened with knitting this week.


Children's Items:
1. Stuffed toy for TAZ (brother's daughter)
2. Undetermined hat for Little Man
3. Undetermined hat for Stormageddon
4. 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)
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  *started* - 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 - Old Navy hooded sweater with cable) - 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*
2. Something from the stash...(lord knows I have plenty)

1. Stitch Markers
2. Make sure my vintage patterns are in the Ravelry database (Workbasket magazine, leaflets, etc.)

We had a busy week around here. Little Man had his school play on Thursday night and Stormageddon finally had his two separate evaluations for speech & language. Those were outside of normal operation and threw off the entire week.

I did the usual: go to the gym every day (except yesterday), attempt to get some things done around the house, attempt to take care of some auction stuff, and cook all the food. But Wednesday, Stormageddon had his first evaluation. Little Man was picked up from school by one of his friends, I ran errands after Stormageddon's testing (while Little Man was at his friend's house), Little Man had swimming lessons, and then we went to the gym late (because of Stormageddon's testing in the morning). 

My boys at swimming lessons. Little Man wasn't quite in the pool yet and Stormageddon was his usual crazy self. I gave him my phone to keep him from screaming and kicking and such.

Thursday was kind of a busy day, but only because of Little Man's play. We had the afternoon free and Little Man took the opportunity to cuddle with Puppy. They're buddies and always will be.

For Little Man's play, he was the "Mirror Man" in a play called "Snow White's Bad Day." He got to tell the Queen that she wasn't the fairest in the land (very cheekily, I might add) and the Queen got to slap him. It was so adorable. The video is 10 minutes and I'm not posting it. But here he is, in all his shiny glory. 

Prior to going to school for his play, he lost another tooth. I say, "lost" but, really, I pulled it out because it was ready and he was scared. He wanted to save it for show & tell so I had him write a note to the Tooth Fairy that basically said not to take his tooth yet. ::sigh:: Silly boy.

Friday was another weird day. Stormageddon had his second evaluation. I snapped one quick photo during his testing.

We were about 10 minutes into this session when I got a phone call. My phone was on silent but I saw it ringing and told them I needed to take it as it had the principal's name as the "Maybe: [insert principal's name]" on the caller ID. It was, indeed, the office at Little Man's school. He was in the office because he was saying his tooth hurt. It was slightly wiggly and he'd been messing with it. I told him there wasn't anything I could do as Husband was unavailable and I was at a different school getting Stormageddon tested. I told him he was going to have to suck it up. And he did. 

When I picked him up, I asked him how his tooth was feeling and he said it was sore. I looked in his mouth and his front tooth was obviously wiggly. I asked him what he did and he said he hadn't done anything. But it was really wiggly.

Yesterday morning, we fought and fought and I finally was able to pluck it out of his mouth. It was still in there pretty good. Currently, he has three gaps in his mouth. To be fair, one is partially filled in by a new tooth. He's lost a total of five teeth now. 

Unfortunately, it appears I've caught some sort of plague. I've got the cough, the chest congestion, and itchy/scratchy sore throat. It sucks. I'm really hoping it's from the ick we've had around here. It's been hazy and smoggy and my body has not been liking it very much. I'm really hoping it's from that and not an actual illness. We'll see. 

Next week will be my last update for the year, followed by a wrap-up post the week after :) Then it will be January and time for a new year! Hope you've all had a lovely weekend :)


  1. Such a busy time for moms like you with your active boys. Can't wait to read your wrap up and then your plans for 2018. Happy Christmas to you and yours.

  2. Damn virus going around; I hope you get well soon. I LOVE how Little Man was the mirror and part of his class play. Is this evaluation for Stormaggedon to start preschool?

  3. Mirror Man sounds like a great role... I bet he was very cheeky :) Gorgeous photo of Little Man with the puppy. I hope all the results with Stormageddon are as hoped. Do try to rest and take care of yourself. No fun to be sick over Christmas. Merry, merry to you and yours!

  4. What a busy week you've had! Hope you feel better soon - so many nasty bugs going round at the moment.

  5. I love Storm's new look! (Had to look twice to make sure it was him.) I love the shorn look on little boys' heads. And how that prickly top just begs to be rubbed. I hope you get well quickly and that you all have a great Christmas.