Apparently it's Tuesday and I 100% missed getting this post written for Sunday. My days are still all melding together so this isn't terribly surprising. Regardless of my background reasoning, I'm here fairly close to Sunday so I don't feel all that guilty for being a day or two late...let's get going!
Oh, and a reminder: all project/pattern/yarn links direct back to Ravelry so if Ravelry is not a safe place for you, do not click on the linkys!
FOs (Finished Objects)
1. Greenwood Fiberworks Dark BFL (Viktor): started 28 June 2020; finished 17 January 2021
2. Boo-Yah: started 26 January 2021; finished 27 January 2021
3. Minecraft Socks: started 12 August 2020; finished 6 March 2021
4. Alpaca (Viktor): started 17 January 2021; finished 17 March 2021
5. Dyeing Project: started 9 April, 2021; finished 9 April 2021
6. El Panal Cowl: started 5 April 2021; finished 29 April 2021
7. Rose City Rollers: started 7 March 2021; finished 1 June 2021
8. Unknown Wool (Viktor): started 26 June 2021; finished 27 June 2021
9. Abstract Fibers Merino Tencel (Viktor): started 27 June 2021; finished 29 June 2021
10. Frabjous Fibers Merino Top (Viktor): started 30 June 2021; finished 2 July 2021
11. Allons-y Fiber Arts Merino (Viktor): started 4 July 2021; finished 7 July 2021
Tour de Fleece has ended as of yesterday. I actually did quite a bit of spinning but it was all front-loaded. After my last (frustrating) spin, I didn't actually spin anything else. Oh well.
My totals for the TdF were:
1. Unknown Wool: 59 yds total, worsted weight
2. Abstract Fibers Merino Tencel: 255 yds total; DK/worsted weight
3. Frabjous Fibers Merino Top: 357 yds total; sport weight
4. Allons-y Fiber Arts Merino: 591 yds total; fingering weight
That's not terrible, considering. I probably could have finished quite a bit more if I hadn't lost steam 10 days early. I finally figured out the yardage on the Allons-y Fiber Arts Merino on Friday. Like those bobbins sat for 9 days before I wound them off onto the niddy-noddy and washed them. They're currently still drying.
WIPs (Works-in-Progress) *these are carried over year after year, as 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. Purl & Loop Weaving Project: started 28 August 2018
8. Herbivore: started 15 November 2018
9. Linen Stitch Scarf: started 2 June 2020
10. Vanilla Socks: started 9 August 2020
11. Sand Drift Blanket: started 17 January 2021
12. Flax for Stormageddon: started 29 April 2021
13. Rose City Rollers: started 1 June 2021
Honestly, it was a light week for crafting of any kind. I maybe worked on the Rose City Rollers......maybe. I couldn't even tell you for sure. I know it was brought with me to various places but that doesn't mean I actually worked on them.
1. Messed Up Moss: started March 2009 - write pattern as PDF (iterations: first, second)
2. Susan's Hat: started 31 August 2010 - need new prototypes & write the pattern (iterations: first, second, third, mini, fifth, sixth)
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: first, second, third)
6. Fall in San Francisco: started 18 September 2016 - need new prototype & write pattern (iterations: first, second)
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: first, second)
9. Paradiddle Socks: started 19 October 2017 - write pattern (iteration: here)
1. Christmas Stocking for Husband
2. Christmas Stocking for Little Man
3. Christmas Stocking for Stormageddon
4. Baby Blanket
5. Stomping Grounds Collection
Items for ME (Selfish Knitting FTW!):
1. Rose's Wrist Warmers (DK weight - using Aran instead; hand-dyed Malabrigo Twist?)
2. Perianth (fingering weight - Knitcircus Trampoline in The Whole Enchilada)
3. Stranger Things Hat (worsted - Malabrigo Rios in Archangel)
4. Autopilot (worsted weight - Sincere Sheep Cormo Worsted or htNEVELE Worsted in Reveire)
5. Fine Tune (fingering weight - uses minis so maybe a rainbow type one with the Canon Hand Dyes?)*
6. Flax (worsted weight - Misty Alpaca in the Harry Potter colors)
7. Park Slope (fingering weight - Mountain Fibers Crazyfoot in Shamrock)
8. Undone (bulky - maybe the reclaimed yarn from the Freeport Vest?)
9. Socks (fingering weight - Bob knows I have enough so I should use it - maybe with the CSM)
10. Sockhead (fingering weight - I have tons...pick something!)
11. Age of Brass & Steam (Handspun purple/white barber pole)
12. Radiate Shawl (fingering weight - Artfibers Carezza maybe?)
Children's Items/Knitting for others
1. Honey Badger: (worsted weight - black & white acrylic I have banging around the stash)*
2. Mittens for Stormageddon (worsted weight probably)
3. Maybe a Flax for Little Man...maybe...
4. Mittens for my grandmother (worsted, purple...she loves purple)
1. Garter Chevron Blanket (KP Mighty Stitch - may need to get some more black or white)
2. Diagonal Knit Dishcloths (cotton of some sort)
3. Reusable Produce Bag (cotton or acrylic of some sort - worsted)
4. Grandma's Favorite Dishcloth (cotton or maybe bamboo, depending on the use)
Other Fibery Endeavors:
Oh....where to start........we have been cleaning and purging this week. Not necessarily a lot, just little things here and there. Like we managed to condense our pantry into a space roughly half the size and get rid of a shelving unit. I went through my hanging clothes and my workout clothes. I have a bag to go to donation and a couple of things that went into the garbage. I've tossed out unused/partly used beauty products (hairspray, specifically). We've been eating food from the freezer/pantry and working around what we have. I got rid of some expired food (canned mostly). Since we have AC, I pulled out the box fans and window fans and am giving them to people that need them because we sure don't. We're getting rid of our popcorn maker because we never use it. Little things we can do in a half-hour. The boys are doing it, too. Sort of. Little Man went through all his books and we got rid of quite a few. He still has a ton but we got rid of a lot. I need to do the same with Stormageddon but he's a bit more resistant to getting rid of books. He loves his books, even if he's way too old for them. I may need to do it when he's not looking.
Husband took this past week off because he just needed the break. We did some things around the house, like the purging and organizing and such, he played some video games, we got caught up on Loki, he watched some more Star Wars: The Clone Wars (sometimes with me, sometimes not), we did some yardwork...but mostly, he took the week off to relax, which he kind of did. I'm not entirely sure he's capable of relaxing while at home. He sees things that need to be done and decides to do them. I'm scared for his future retirement. He's going to drive me nuts.
I took the boys to the park last week, which was much needed. They need to play with other kids and this pandemic has been pretty brutal on them. Little Man also went to a birthday party on Sunday, an actual in-person event!
Even though he's had little training, he's pretty good with a bat-like object for hitting piñatas. The kids all kept trying to cheat and look at first. Eventually, because they had all taken at least 3 whacks and nothing was happening, we let them open their eyes.
We also spent some time power washing our fence. We have lived in our house for just over 8 years now and the fence has never been fully power washed. So, Husband and I worked on it in spurts. It turned out pretty well, honestly. We got 8 years of smog and grime off, which helped. It's not perfect by any means but definitely better.
In addition to that, Little Man started learning how to knit this past week. He's been after me for a few weeks and I finally pulled out some yarn and started a hat for him (the ribbing). Then I taught him to, "stab, strangle, scoop out the guts, and throw him off a cliff." He's doing pretty well. I have a video on my Instagram if you want to see him in action. He does a few stitches, then I'll do a few (so there's evident progress). He's doing pretty well.
And lest you think Stormageddon has been hiding....he set up the chess board for him and Daddy to play. Now, remember, he's only 6 and has never really played. He saw the board set up once and played once. I think he did pretty well at setting it up by himself. He knew to put the pawns in the front. Everything else was kind of....well, he did pretty well.
Anyway, I hope you've had a lovely week and weekend! I will hopefully have more interesting things to say next time. Or not. We'll see how things go.