Sunday, January 11, 2015

Week 2 - A Year of Projects


So last week, I posted about my projects for the year...and commented that there are others waiting in the wings...

and then there are the ones I just decide to do....like the one I finished yesterday....

I read the book, The Mitten to my class....if you have not read this book..it is an Ukrainian folktale about a little boy (or girl) who loses a newly knitted mitten in the snow and animals in the forest discover it and they burrow into it....and I'm not going to ruin the end...there are several versions, but I like Jan Brett's the best simply for the illustrations....in her version the mitten is white....so I decided to knit some white mittens....I have never knit mittens before....I bought the pattern that Renee Anne has used...and made myself some white mittens!  So they are my first completed project of 2015 and will get a post on Friday....

On Monday, I'm going to read The Hat, which is her original story and a follow up...but it involves a red and white sock...not going to knit that...If you haven't read her books, I urge you to.  They are fun and the illustrations are gorgeous....

2015 Completed Projects:
white mittens - 1/10/15

This week, I started back to work on Wednesday and it was a LONG three days, plus the weather was miserable...we got an arctic blast from Canada..and it was around 0 degrees Fahrenheit for most of those three days...many schools had delays and we had snow on Friday and several closed...not us...we have not had a snow day yet..and only one delayed opening...while I love snow days..any that we do have, we have to tack on and make up at the end of the year....when it's a gabillion degrees in our classrooms and brains are just melting (no a/c).  Tomorrow we are suppose to get freezing rain and sleet....let see if we get a snow day for that...

So, because I was back at work, I really didn't craft much....I worked a bit on my Stepping Stones and a bit on my Zuzu's Petals...today I'm thinking of finishing up the Olivia Owl....and then I have lesson plans and correcting to do..I'm very behind..oy vey!

WIPS: Crochet:
Mission Falls Poncho: (Started 2006)
Round Ripple: (Started 2006 (?) Aiden)
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)
Tabard Tunic (NW Diss 2/1/14)

 Knit:
Learn to Knit Afghan: (started 2010): 3 squares done
Light in Shadows (1/14/14)
Garter Path (6/1/14) 
Turtleneck Capelet #2 (8/12/14)  
Willow Fields (9/6/14)  
Shark in the Woods (11/27/14)
Olivia Owl (12/14/14)

Socks:
Kai-Mei: (April 2012)
Faces in Wallpaper (Sept 2013)
Adele Socks (April 2013)
H's Everyday Socks (Jan 2013)  
Johnny's Socks (Jan 2013)
Stepping Stones (1/1/15)
 
Scarves/Shawls:
Splashy Flowers: (May 2011)
Larry Stashbuster Scarf (2012)
 
Bags:
Beach Bag: (started May 2010)  Just needs lining sewn in

 
KAL/CAL:
Fire and Blood (5/4/14)
Outlander MKAL (8/8/14) 
Zuzu's Petals (1/1/15)
Downton Abbey (1/4/15)

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

Projects in Mind - I have the pattern and the yarn  - this list is remaining about the same...I could add a ton to it...but I'm not going to at the moment...I think when I move one of these projects to the WIP category, I will add another project to this list...I like seeing it all laid out..and it is not overwhelming to me..because it's my list and I can follow it or not!

Gifts/Charity: 
Owl for Rose
Hats for friend's babies (ongoing)
Hats for students (ongoing)
Kimberly Skye's tunic
garter for Caitlin

Two Elsa doll/blanket things

Sweaters:
Test Pattern Sweater
Car Coat
Cowl Vest
 
Shawls/Scarves/Cowls 
Rockefeller
Wholehearted
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
Daybreak
Trellis Shawl
Bedford Springs Shawl   
 
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
Sheepy Cuffs
Twisted Rib Mitts and Hat
 
Socks:
Memento Mori
Rubus
Siren Socks

Savory Lace Socks
Autumn Flame
Firebird
Rescue Me, Chin Boy and Show Me the Stars
Twin peaks
 
Bags:
Sarape Shopper
Pleated Purse
Circular Felted Bag
 
Join us at The Year of Projects group over on Ravelry...

14 comments:

Renee Anne said...

Those mittens are a staple pattern now that I've made them five times :) What I like is that I can fudge with it if I want (adding cables or something else) because it's so basic.

mysparemoments.com said...

Looking forward to seeing your white mittens and I hope you don't have too many snow days to tack on at the end of the year.

Lucy Bowen said...

Hope the weather is ok tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing your mittens, they sound lovely in white.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Love those books. Always had fun doing crafts with my kids when I taught kindergarten. :) Some people love snow but I am pretty sure I couldn't live in it. My son has gotten used to it somewhat in Colorado. He said it does have it's benefits, like learning to snowboard, but I think a whole lot of people would like winter to be a very short season. :) Sending warm wishes your way, Tammy

Chrisknits said...

We had that book when my girls were young. Such a sweet book.

ayarnyrobin said...

It has been a long week hasn't it, still I'm sure we will all be in the swing of things by next week. Looking forward to seeing your mittens x

Dee said...

The cover illustration is adorable. Can't wait to see YOUR mitten.

Hope your week is a little less chilly!

*~* Kim *~* said...

Those were some of my favorite books to read to my children when they were younger--especially Brett's versions. I know what you mean about a long week--mine was long and stressful too. I hope we both have better weeks this week! Our weather has been pretty mild so I don't see any snow days in my future. :( Can't wait until you show us your mittens!
xxoxo

*~* Kim *~* said...

Oh and I forgot to ask-- are you a Seahawk fan? I didn't think anyone east of say, Idaho, would be! :)

Quazar said...

The Mitten is one of my favorite children's books! I just bought a copy for my girlfriend's daughter. Can't wait to see your mittens!

Charne aka Meisie said...

Love Jan Brett's books. I buy them just for the illlustrations. Hope we get to see the hat and mittens soon!

Tahnee said...

The weather sounds super intense, hopefully it won't be too bad tomorrow!

Keri said...

Isn't it a wonderful story! I just started using an emergent reader copyramid with my class. The pattern is great too :)

Iris said...

The book sounds lovely - I will have to look out to that one, I think the boys might enjoy it.

Looking forward to the white mittens! :)