Sunday, January 26, 2014

YOP: Week 4

This week I finished two cowls for myself.  My own Katniss inspired cowl, but in black, and a green cowl to wear for Twin Day at school.  I love cowls.

I am also test knitting a cowl pattern.  I realized last night I missed a couple of yarn overs, but I'm not going to rip it back. with the cowl sitting scrunched around my neck, it will not be noticeable.  I am not a perfectionist, if it won't be noticeable, I'll usually leave the mistakes...This cowl is also green, but in the Land of Oz green from MadColor.  It's the same green as my Green Spring sweater.  

I also worked on my Light in Shadows shawl....It's in Zen Yarn Garden Silk Singles and the yarn is so beautiful to work with..I just ordered a shawl kit from them...

I'm debating whether I want to head to NETA SPA at the end of February.  I went several years's a good weekend trip, but it's a long ride (4-5 hours)..and mostly centered around spinning..which I have no interest beyond the fact that it produces still not sure...

Nerd Wars starts in 5 days, very seems as if this break was so much longer than normal, but it wasn't.....just waiting to start some projects....

This past Thursday and Friday, I finally had a full set of students, after 2 weeks of kids being out sick...but the room next door, 3 kids were sick Friday hoping it doesn't go through my room again.  We do not really have a February break this year (a 4 day weekend) and it is not for several weeks, so really want the flu to go away.....when there is a break, everyone keeps their own germs and the building can get cleaned...

Today I have to correct papers....grades are due by Thursday.....I hate correcting....

So I have now updated my list with all the WIPs started....look at me the WIP Woman!  I am Woman, hear me WIP!!!!!!!

2014 Completed Projects: Gift Cowl 1/3/2014 17/17 Hats for students (December/January 2014) Chicago Mitts (1/15/14) Take Two Cowl (1/11/14)
Take Three Cowl  (1/22/14)
Twin Cowl (1/23/14)  
 WIPS: Crochet:
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.Orange cotton wrap (started ?)
Tis the Season (11/10/13)

Learn to Knit Afghan: (started 2010): 3 squares done
Dr. Who Scarf (11/23/13)
Knit the Sky (1/1/14)
It's a Flesh Wound cowl (1/20/14)

Light in Shadows (1/14/14)
Tutti-Frutti Cowl (12/31/14)
Kai-Mei: (April 2012)
Faces in Wallpaper (Sept 2013) Adele Socks (April 2013) H's Everyday Socks (Jan 2013) Johnny's Socks (Jan 2013)

Splashy Flowers: (May 2011)
Larry Stashbuster Scarf (2012)

Beach Bag: (started May 2010)  Just needs lining sewn in

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

Owl for Rose
Hats for friend's babies

2 Stargate keychains 
1 pair Stargate earrings  
1pair fingerless gloves

WIMs: Projects I have the yarn and the pattern
Baroque Tabard Tunic
Test Pattern Sweater
Car Coat
Cowl Vest
West End Scarf 
Gathering Leaves
Petal Edge Scarf
Filippi Scarf 
Firefly Scarf 
Danube Cowl
Simple City
Fire and Ice
Holden Shawlette
Trellis ShawlBedford Springs Shawl    


Hats and Mitts
Hermione Hearts Ron
Nehalm Hat
Cabled Headband
Cayunga Hat and Mitts set
Ruffled hat and mitts
Evergreen Gloves
Sheepy Cuffs
Twisted Rib Mitts and Hat

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
Twin peaks

Sarape Shopper
Pleated Purse 

Circular Felted Bag


Christine said...

Haha. A cowl for Twin Day. That is awesome.
Nerd Wars has eluded me for some time, and I am taking the plunge for T10... Wish me luck!

Anonymous said...

I hear you woman WIP lol, that made me smile. Lots of green going on and I love cowls to, so much handier than winding a scarf round your neck. It's so tough round this time of year keeping little ones well and in school. I'll be glad to be shot of germs.

aknitwithacake said...

Wow you have worked on lots! I agree with the leaving the missed stitches, I too am not a perfectionist and if no one will notice other than me, then I tend to leave them!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

I hear you about the flu ... Gavin has been sick since December 30th and enough is enough. As for me, I'm taking multivitamins, making sure I get plenty of rest and eating lots of Vitamin C rich products to try to avoid coming down with it again.


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

I need to make some cowls as I don't like turtle necks but my neck gets cold so cowls would be perfect.
My daughter is a teacher and right now she has a toddler sick too and the weather is bitter cold which has helped in a way because they canceled school which helped with the sick days she's had to take.
I too have to start attacking my WIP's as I have let them pile up while doing Christmas presents and birthday yes...we will both be "roaring"..I hope.

Lily Razz said...

Happy to hear the flu has mostly gone.. And wow! If you're not reading fast, you're crafting fast!!! It's getting colder here so I'd also love to make some cowls for me!