Sunday, September 22, 2013

YOP 37 and 38

Still having trouble finding time to craft....just so tired when I get home, usually in bed by 8:30-9:00,  But I have been reading and have finished up a couple of books....since it's easier to read, even when tired...I won't make mistakes that I need to go back and fix.....

I have not finished anything, but I have worked on something.  My sister is hosting an exchange student from Pakistan....I went over on Friday night to meet him...this boy is INCREDIBLE!!!  He will graduate this year, at 16.  He has been a youth delegate to the UN.  He is concerned with sustainable development.  He has also been a Goodwill Ambassador.  He was chosen to go with President Obama on a trip to Malaysia, but the exchange program won't let him go, because he would be leaving the country.  He is just an amazing kid....and really very nice, too.... I knew he was coming from Pakistan...and his 16th birthday was on September 20, so I started making him a hat, in the high school colors....he has never seen snow, so this winter will be a surprise for him!

Since I missed WIP Wednesday, I'll post what else I have "on the hook/needles"

Faces in the Wallpaper socks from the Super Sock Scarefest.  Haven't gotten far with them...

This is where my Age of Brass and Steam is at...there is still a lot of yarn left...

This will be cast on soon, as soon as I am done with Ali's hat today...which means I need to wind some yarn again....speaking of which...
This is what I did last weekend....all yarn previously wound is now in a bag with the pattern name, and in a plastic I can just grad the bag, grab the needles/hook and cast on....

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 NW
So Cazh Socks: 3/9/13
Deep Blue Seas 3/23/13
Spock bear  3/23/13 NW
Stargate Keychain 3/24/13
Noodle Baby Hat 3/24/13 NW
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)
Demented Owl and Mameshiba (CCW2 May 2012) 
Monkey for Alexis  6/8/13 (NW)
Car blanket for me  6/15/13 (NW)  
5 Monkey Head Keychains (June 19, 2013)
Snorkle (June 19, 2013)
Wilkey's Cowboy Hat  (June 27, 2013) NW
Spring Lariat (June 27, 2013) NW
Plum Pudding Starghan (June 25, 2013) NW
Christian's Beanie (July 18, 2013) NW
Jello Flowers (July 21, 2013) NW
Black Beanie (July 31, 2013)
Bag Hat (August 6, 2013)

Cedar Leaf Shawlette (August 2013) NW
Spring Buds
(August 2013) NW
Eyeglass case (August 2013)
Charity hat (August 2013)

Lacy Mitt Gloves (August 2013)
The 8 Beanie (August 2013) NW
Ice Cream Cozy (August 2013) NW
Mice (September 2013)
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)

Learn to Knit Afghan: (started 2010): 3 squares done
Kai-Mei: (April 2012)
Hermione's Everyday Socks (January 2013)
A Heart Full of Love: Johnny's Socks (January 2013)
Adele socks: (April 2012)

Faces in the Wallpaper (Sept 2013)

Splashy Flowers: (May 2011)
Larry Stashbuster Scarf (2012)
Breath of Fresh Air Scarf: (April 2011)
Creekbed: (Feb 2012) - frogged
The Age of Brass and Steam   

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


Ali Winter Hat (9/21/13)

Sunflower: (August 2012) Need a back and to felt
Water Bottle Cozy

Owl for Rose
Hats for Beckett 
2 Stargate keychains 
1 pair Stargate earrings  
WIMs: Projects I have the yarn and the pattern

Baroque Tabard Tunic
Test Pattern Sweater
Car Coat  
Cowl Vest
Bedford Springs Shawl
West End Scarf 
Gathering Leaves  
Petal Edge Scarf
Filippi Scarf 
Firefly Scarf 

Danube Cowl
Simple City
Fire and Ice
Holden Shawlette

Hats and Mitts
Hermione Hearts Ron
Nehalm Hat  
Cabled Headband

Cayunga Hat and Mitts set 
Ruffled hat and mitts
Evergreen Gloves
Sheepy Cuffs 

Memento Mori  
Siren Socks
Hey, Have I Ever Steered You Wrong?
Savory Lace Socks  
Autumn Flame
Rescue Me, Chin Boy and Show Me the Stars

Sarape Shopper
Pleated Purse Circular Felted Bag 


Anonymous said...

Wow he sounds like a great young man, hope he enjoys seeing the snow. Great looking hat and I'm sure he will love it! Hope your days settle and you fit in more crafting time.

Renee Anne said...

Here's a thought about the hat for the exchange student: send a small bottle of thick lotion along with it for his ears. No, I'm not joking. When I was in high school, one of our exchange students was from Costa Rica and had never seen snow. His ears got red, flaky, and raw from the cold. The only thing that seemed to help was his hat and petroleum jelly on his ears.

Christine said...

Mmm.... Pre bagging and labeling what the cakes are for.... I may have to run with that idea too....

Cute hat for the student too!

Kepanie said...

It was interesting to learn about this exchange student. He is amazing and I wish him the best. It's great how you made him a gift. I think it's cool how you wound all your yarn before hand! Man, discipline.

kim said...

That's a great idea to bag and label your yarn ready for when insiration strikes. I'm sure your exchange student will love his knitted hat.......even more so if it snows.

Ylva said...

I love that idea, to bad each yarn up with it's pattern (name) to just grab later. I think I would fail this though since I would just change my mind too often..

Marsha said...

Great idea to bag and label your project bags with the patterns. Makes it so much easier to just grab and go.

The exchange student sounds like an amazing young man. I am sure the hat will be appreciated once the weather turns cold.

Caffeine Girl said...

I am working those long days at school, too, and I'm wondering how you had the energy to organize all that yarn!

Emma (GirlAnachronismE) said...

Wow, he will be excited to see snow, and I love that you're making a hat for him. I bet he'll really appreciate it.