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Monday, May 4, 2020

Year NINE: Self-Imposed Year of Projects - May the Fourth Be With You! (Update #18)

Yes, yes, I know I'm a day late. Again. But it's May the Fourth and it's fine. Let's get going, yeah?

FOs (Finished Objects):
1. Ewetopia Stripey Socks: started 15 November 2018; finished 29 January 2020
2. Tiny Turtle: started 7 November 2019; finished 30 January 2020
3. Mirkwood: started 9 February 2020; finished 17 February 2020
4. Campfire Socks: started 17 October 2018; frogged 9 April 2020

Close but nothing yet. 

WIPs (Works-in-Progress) (These are carried over year to year if needed):
1. Wink: started 5 January 2015
2. Shetland Neck Wool (support spindle): started 8 September 2017
3. Returning: started 14 January 2018
4. Faerie Mountain Fibers Crazy Batt (EEW Mini): started 13 April 2018
5. Granny Square Blanket: started 28 April 2018
6. UW Ski Hat: started 11 July 2018
7. Abracadabra Socks: started 7 August 2018
8. Purl & Loop Weaving Project: started 28 August 2018
9. Herbivore: started 15 November 2018
10. Multi-Colored Merino Top (Viktor): started 16 January 2019
11. Prototype Something Something Raindrops: started 11 April 2019
12. Sockhead: started 8 January 2020
13. Baby Yoda: started 14 March 2020

I only worked on one project this past week: the Baby Yoda sweater. My DPNs arrived from Webs late this week, not sure which day but Husband told me yesterday. And they were the correct size. So, I was able to continue on where I had left off on...Thursday, maybe. So, I've finished the hood, the ears (which need to be attached), the body of the sweater up until I attach the sleeves, and I've almost finished with the first sleeve. With any luck, I'll finish this up soon enough. 

But that was it for knitting, sadly. 


Design WIPs:

1. Messed Up Moss: started March 2009 - write pattern as PDF (iterations: firstsecond)
2. Susan's Hat: started 31 August 2010 - need new prototypes & write the pattern (iterations: firstsecondthirdminififthsixth)
3. Little Man's Baby Blanket: started July 2010 - need new prototype & write pattern (iteration: here)
4. Chunky Scarf: started 6 October 2012 - need new prototype & write pattern (iteration: here)
5. Pacific Waves Hat: started 9 March 2016 - need new prototype & write the pattern (iterations: firstsecondthird)
6. Fall in San Francisco: started 18 September 2016 - need new prototype & write pattern (iterations: firstsecond)
7. Stomping Grounds Collection: started 26 February 2017 - need prototypes & write patterns 
8. Unnamed Hat Design: started 14 August 2017 - need various weight yarn prototypes & write pattern (iterations: firstsecond)
9. Rastarmulke: started 20 November 2017 - write pattern (iterations: firstsecond)
10. Paradiddle Socks: started 19 October 2017 - write pattern (iteration: here)

Children's Items:

1. Oliver for Stormageddon (worsted weight - Stunning String Studio from Stitches West 2018)
2. Minecraft Socks for Little Man (fingering weight - Tosh Sock in Plaid Blanket?)
3. Honey Badger: (worsted weight - black & white acrylic I have banging around the stash)*
4. Mittens for Stormageddon (worsted weight probably)
5. I Love Stockinette Baby Bibs (worsted - cotton, acrylic, something)

Items for ME (Selfish Knitting FTW!):

1. Autopilot (worsted weight - Sincere Sheep Cormo Worsted or htNEVELE Worsted in Reveire)
2. Rose's Wrist Warmers (DK weight - using Aran instead; hand-dyed Malabrigo Twist?)
3. Perianth (fingering weight - Knitcircus Trampoline in The Whole Enchilada)
4. Pembroke Scarf (fingering weight - Fresh From the Cauldron Schoodic Sock in Sookie)
5. Flax (worsted weight - Misty Alpaca in the Harry Potter colors)
6. Park Slope (fingering weight - Mountain Fibers Crazyfoot in Shamrock)
7. Socks (fingering weight - I have tons...pick something!)
8. Washcloths/chewcloths (worsted weight - cotton)
9. Sockhead (fingering - I have tons...pick something!)
10. Age of Brass & Steam (Handspun purple/white barber pole)


1. Christmas Stocking for Husband
2. Christmas Stocking for Little Man
3. Christmas Stocking for Stormageddon
4. Baby Blanket


1. Wonderland Dyeworks BFL
2. Mixed BFL
3. Allons-Y Fiber Arts Merino, Trilobal Nylon, Silk
4. Alpaca (from Lambtown 2014)
5. 100% Bamboo 


1. Sock Blanks
2. Anything else I find along the way

Other Fibery Endeavors:

1. Create project bag inventory
2. Update library inventory (on Ravelry)
3. Update stash inventory (on Ravelry)
4. Stitch markers
5. Destash as necessary
6. Stash Fit

This past week was a bit......challenging. I feel like Stormageddon is falling through cracks because I don't get to spend as much time working on schoolwork with him as I do with Little Man. Little Man is very easily distracted and has major issues with executive functioning. He is, after all, my child. I wind up spending most of the morning with Little Man, trying to get him through his schoolwork and Stormageddon just isn't interested. Even if I have him sitting next to me, he still doesn't want to work anyway. So, I'm kind of stuck at this point and I'm not sure what to do and since this is new for everyone, no one knows quite what to do. 

So, here we are. 

The neighbors across the street brought over flowers the other day. 

They smell amazing. I can't even convey how they smell. They're just amazing.

We also bought a fire pit (a cheap one) so we could sit outside and have fire. 

Stormageddon found a rollie pollie (pill bug, whatever you call them). It just climbed right on him without a care in the world. It even climbed over to me and then back to him. We put it back outside after he showed me. 

I ordered a couple of masks from Erin Lane Bags and they arrived. I wore this one to Costco. It has Larry saying "well s#it" on it. That's about how I feel about everything in general right now. 

Aside from that, Husband and the boys set up the tent in the backyard on Saturday and went "camping." I was supposed to do it but my body decided a migraine would be a better use of my time. Sadly, it's coming back again. I think it's allergy-related but I'm not positive. 

We also had some visitors on our neighbor's roof yesterday. 

I mean, we have ducks in the neighborhood (we're close to the bay, a PG&E substation, and a golf course) but they don't usually hang out on the neighbor's roof. I watched these two fly in, hang out, and then they flew off maybe fifteen minutes later. 

So, that's what's been going on around here. I hope you've had a lovely week and weekend. Maybe I'll get this right next week but don't count on it. I used to be really good at it.....I don't know what happened. ::sigh:: 

1 comment:

  1. Sorry you get migraines. E gets them once a month usually. Such fun for the boys, the tent and exploring bugs.