Sunday, May 26, 2013

YOP: Weeks 18, 19, 20 and 21

Wow...I missed 4 weeks...really didn't think it was that many...so this may be long....

After finishing up Knit and Crochet Blog week....and the end of Nerd Wars, I kind took an unplanned break....I just didn't craft....I read....I read The American Heiress, His Majesty's Dragon and recently finished Redshirts by John Scalzi and started W by James Patterson and Bossypants by Tina Fey.  Those are in my nook, and I just downloaded another series this morning, Wool by Hugh Howey that sounds fantastic...and then the novel The Distant Hours by Kate Morton. 

I also went to the WEBS sale to get Kristin Nicholas new book 50 Sunflowers to Knit, Crochet and Felt.  I knew she was going to be there and wanted to get it signed.  I also picked up another Jessalu bag to add to my ever-expanding collection (but no yarn, the lines were insane!)...In the mail yesterday, I received my copy of Botanical Knits by Alana Dakos.  It's gorgeous!  Alana's Seedling hat was my first completed knit and I love all her designs...I'm going to be making the Cedar Leaf shawlette for my dissertation....Oh and I also recently bought Clara Parkes The Knitter's Book of Socks.  So I really have spent my time reading...

Last weekend I joined the second Cute Critter War while we are waiting for Nerd Wars Tournament 8 to begin.....and I made a couple of small things for that...

Yesterday I was going to go to the Mass Sheep and Wool, but I again have a sinus/ear infection..and it was cold, windy and raining...so I stayed home, watched some marathons and worked on these...

My Adele socks....I had about 3 or 4 rows of the cuff done....now
And my Plum Pudding...I was going to stop this, but I'm gonna go until I run out of the Plum Pudding yarn...I have about a half skein left...so probably one more complete repeat...It now takes about an hour to complete 1 row....I added three rows yesterday....
Oh and I made another baby hat..I love this one...

Now for the update...

YTD Completed:
Crown for Natalie: 1/5/2013
Sparkie the Monster: 1/21/2013
Casseiopia Shawl:  2/9/13
Crikey Cowl: 2/10/13
Feet Blankets: 2/12/13 
Eros the Owl: 2/16/13
Ladder Up: 2/20/13
Chocolate Peep: 2/26/13
Czech Republic flag: 2/27/13
So Cazh Socks: 3/9/13
Deep Blue Seas 3/23/13
Spock bear  3/23/13
Stargate Keychain 3/24/13
Noodle Baby Hat 3/24/13
Bunnies, It Must Be Bunnies 3/30/13

Beaded Camo Sock 4/7/13 (technically done, but need some fixing)
Green Spring  Dissertation for T7  4/21/13
Daffodil 4/27/13
Cotton Baby Hat 4/25/13
Citrus Flower Hat 4/28/13
Cute Critter War: Dragon, Mameshiba, Monkey and Mike (May 2013)

WIPS:
Crochet:
Plum Pudding Round Ripple (started 2007?)
Mission Falls Poncho: (Started 2006)
Round Ripple: (Started 2006 (?) Aiden)
Aran Blanket: (Started 2009): two panels done
Around the World Afghan: (April 2010): about ¼ done
Betty Shrug: I don’t know how long I’ve been working on this, but it only has an arm and a border to go.
Sunrise Sunset Afghan: this has been hibernating awhile, 6 squares done.
The Trellis Shawl (February 2013) - frogged 3/9/13
Orange wrap (started ?)
Citrus Hat (4/27/13)
 

Knit:
Learn to Knit Afghan: (started 2010): 3 squares done

Socks:
Kai-Mei: (April 2012)
Hermione's Everyday Socks (January 2013)
A Heart Full of Love: Johnny's Socks (January 2013)
Adele socks: (April 2012)


Scarves/Shawls:
Splashy Flowers: (May 2011)
Larry Stashbuster Scarf (2012)
Breath of Fresh Air Scarf: (April 2011)
Creekbed: (Feb 2012) - frogged

Bags:
Beach Bag: (started May 2010)  Just needs lining sewn in
Really Big Bag (2011): Stashbuster


Charity: 
Hats:

Misc:
Sunflower: (August 2012) Need a back and to felt


Gifts: 
Owl for Rose
Hats for Beckett

2 Stargate keychains 1 pair Stargate earrings

WIMs: Projects I have the yarn and the pattern
Sweaters:


Baroque Tabard Tunic
Test Pattern Sweater

Car Coat
Cowl Vest


Shawls/Scarves/Cowls 
Bedford Springs Shawl
Rockefeller
Wholehearted

The Age of Brass and Steam
West End Scarf 

Gathering Leaves
Alhambra

Petal Edge Scarf
Filippi Scarf 

Firefly Scarf
Fraxinus Danube Cowl
Simple City

Fire and Ice
Multnomah   Leylines 
Holden Shawlette


Hats and Mitts
Hermione Hearts Ron

Nehalm Hat
Felicity

Stellar
Cabled Headband

Fetching
Cayunga Hat and Mitts set Preposterous
Ruffled hat and mitts

Evergreen Gloves

Socks:

Memento Mori
Rubus

Siren Socks
Hey, Have I Ever Steered You Wrong?

Savory Lace Socks
Autumn Flame

Firebird
Rescue Me, Chin Boy and Show Me the Stars

Bags:
Sarape Shopper

Pleated Purse
Circular Felted Bag 



5 comments:

Renee Anne said...

Yes, ma'am, you have been busy :)

mysparemoments.com said...

Really cute critters ! Love the stripe in the Adele socks and the Plum Pudding looks great. Hope your ear infection/sinus clears soon, those are never fun.

nauget bluff said...

Are you affected by the pine pollen currently coating everywhere? Everybody seems to have sinus infections from it.. I do hope you feel better..I've joined my 1st nerd wars tournie..slightly intimidated by it but will give it my best!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

It's like the dam broke and all the finished objects flooded through :) Sorry about the sinus infection, but if it were I wouldn't be able to stand that much temptation in one spot!

Plum pudding is awesome. It must be a good size if each round is taking an hour :0

Sam I Am...... said...

Cute critters! Let me know what you think of Bossypants....it's on my list of books to read. I love TF!
The stripe colors on your Adele socks is stunning! LOVE! And the Plum Pudding is lovely. Rest up this weekend and I hope you feel better.