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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Y3: Self-Imposed Year of Projects - Update #51

Happy Sunday!

Today marks my 51st update for the year. Next week, pending I get the enough writing time, will be the wrap-up for the year...which will probably mean a lot of photos. All those FOs will need to be revisisted or something. We'll see how things go.

But today, it's just a regular update :)

Fnished Objects (FOs)   
1. Windschief: started January 3, 2014; finished January 10, 2014     
2. Welcome to the World Newborn Hat: started January 10, 2014; finished January 11, 2014   
3. Five Hour Baby Sweater: started January 16, 2014; finished January 29, 2014  
4. Baby Surprise Jacket: started May 27, 2013; finished February 2, 2014  
5. Welcome to the World Newborn Hat: started February 4, 2014; finished February 4, 2014 
6. Milo: started December 25, 2013; finished February 9, 2014
7. Zombie ViXen Fingerless Mitts: started November 23, 2013; finished February 19, 2014
8. Traveling Vines Socks: started May 31, 2013; finished March 3, 2014
9. Babbeh Hat: started March 3, 2014; finished March 6, 2014
10. Hurricane Hat: started April 22, 2014; finished May 15, 2014
11. Hoo Hat: started May 19, 2014; finished May 20, 2014
12. Hoo Hat: started May 20, 2014; finished May 21, 2014
13. Stormageddon's Stripey Hat: started May 22, 2014; finished May 23, 2014
14.  Greyson: started May 29, 2014; finished June 17, 2014
15. Waiting for Winter Mittens: started July 20, 2014; finished July 25, 2014  
16. Oreo Socks: started March 8, 2014; finished August 5, 2014
17. Waiting for Winter Mittens: started August 8, 2014; finished August 12, 2014
18. Sacrificial Goat: started July 27, 2014; finished August 16, 2014
19. Swirl Hat: started August 5, 2014; finished August 20, 2014
20. Sacrificial Goat #2: started August 16, 2014; finished August 24, 2014
21. Sacrificial Goat #3: started August 27, 2014; finished September 1, 2014
22. Baby Stormageddon: started after December 17, 2013; arrived 5:04pm on September 2, 2014
23. Waiting for Winter Mittens - Cameron: started October 9, 2014; finished October 24, 2014

24. Graham for Cam: started October 27, 2014; finished November 11, 2014 
25. Waiting for Winter Mittens - Jazzlynn: started November 11, 2014; finished November 17, 2014
26. Barley for Jazzy: started November 17, 2014; finished November 20, 2014
27. Waiting for Winter Mittens - Sherri: started November 21, 2014; finished December 3, 2014
28. Sacrificial Goat #4: started September 25, 2014; finished December 13, 2014

29. Sorin for Sherri: started December 3, 2014; finished December 16, 2014
30.  Swatch for The Dude: started July 16, 2014; finished December 19, 2014

I finished up a few things this week. The Sorin hat is finished, washed, blocked and ready to be shipped off to Wisconsin. The rest of the items were already sent but the hat and matching mittens would not dry fast enough (thanks to all the rain we've had, it's pretty damp around here lately), rather than make the kids wait, I shipped off their stuff and I'll ship the hat and mittens later.....after I get proper photographs and an FO Friday post :)

I also finished my swatch for The Dude Sweater for Husband. It honestly should not have taken me so long to make this swatch. It was 6"x6" before I washed 1x1 ribbing. There's no reason it took five months other than I was working on other things. 

And I made a dishcloth. It's not on the list because it's just another Grandma's Favorite. Nothing exciting.

 Works-In-Progress (WIPs)
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. Elefante: started December 19, 2014

During the last week, I've worked on a few random things. Aside from finishing the hat, the swatch, and the dishcloth, I also worked on, or attempted to work on, all of these projects. I'm working what is probably my last pattern repeat on the first of my Dragon's Egg Socks, then I have to do the toe, which shouldn't take that long. I have to work on these without children around because I have to read charts and all that. I also pulled out my Pacific Shawl but I could not seem to brain what was going on (though I think I understand it now). I need to put a lifeline in and then I'll revisit it. Again, one for "no children/distractions" knitting because of the charts. Snape's Stockings were taken out, admired, and put back for the time being. I have a feeling I'll be hitting these hard again soon enough. Although I have to read a chart, it's the kind of chart that you can memorize for a couple rows and that's a bit easier than the kind where I have to look at it on every single row. And then.......I started a new project :) Elefante is going to be for Husband's niece for her 3rd birthday (this summer). I figure I can knock it out in six months....maybe significantly less than that. I've already got the four legs done and I'm working on the body. There's nothing too taxing about it (yet). I may change my tune when I get to the ears...because the ears are crocheted. ::sigh::

 And here are my "OMGLSGWTFBBQ ARE YOU THINKING?!" lists....(let's all laugh!)

Children's Items
1. Nottingham
2. Shaun
3. Gramps Cardigan (need to purchase - $6)
4. Smaug Hat

Items for Me (Selfish Knitting, FTW!)
1. Hermione Hearts Ron
2. Godric's Hollow Hat
3. Jabberwonky (which is in a SSC Bag) *
4. Gallifrey Fingerless Mitts
5. Weeping Angel Socks *
6. Stormont
7. Drip Drip Drop (which should be in a SSC Bag, but isn't...I should remedy that) *

* I'll probably only pick one of these but, you know, choices and all...

Secret Sock Club Bags
(These bags are already set up with pattern and yarn - I just pick one at random. Because I've started looking at Year 4, I know what I have in these bags right now...but I'm not going to share all of them until I start Year 4 in a couple weeks. Boo on me but yay?)

1. Little Man's Baby Blanket
2. Susan's Hat (adult and child versions)
3. Assorted Dishcloths
4. Traveling Vines projects (adult socks, baby socks, scarf, hat, fingerless mitts, shawl, etc.)
5. Pinwheel Market Bag
6. Anything else that comes along at the right time

This past week has been rainy and filled with things like leaky roofs (ours), backyard lakes (again, ours), and lots of Christmas shopping (by me). I spent some time out with the boys this week, doing  some Christmas shopping in the rain. I hope everything is taken care of...and that I didn't forget anything (I'm pretty sure I didn't but we'll see). Husband was out late two nights this past week, one to see the new Hobbit movie, and the other because something crashed at work. It was okay though as I spent five hours without children on Thursday afternoon (and the previous two hours with only the baby). Glorious! 

Anyway, expect a pretty substantial post next week, including photos.....if I can get it all to come together :) 

I hope you've had a good week and weekend and all of that!  


  1. It sounds as though you have been very busy! I'm looking forward to seeing your round up post.
    Hope you all have a lovely Christmas x

  2. You are almost there! I am looking forward to your "round-up" post ;)

  3. I'm with you, so posting my end of year next week.....I hope you and the family have a wonderful holiday! I can help with the ears if needed....

  4. You are brave to go to the mall with the boys this time of the year. I am staying away right now. Yay on almost finished dragon egg socks!

  5. You have been busy beavering away on lots of things. Looking forward to next weeks post so I hope it all comes together for you. Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas.