Sunday, March 22, 2015

Year of Projects - Week 11

Good morning, my fine bloggy friends!  It is still dark here and I am up very early on a Sunday morning....my sleep was all screwed up this weekend....

and...it snowed here again yesterday!  We were suppose to get flurries to maybe an inch...it snowed almost 24 hours and we got a couple of inches....but then the sun came out and melted most of it away.....I'm hoping this is the last hurrah!
So the crocus picture I posted on Wednesday?  Same spot yesterday...

So onto the fibery things....it's socks..all the time now...it's all I want to make....when I decide I need a go to project, I start a new pair....but I'm also playing around with them...see the first several pair I made were too big....so I am making many more (cough, currently 7 pair on needles) but am trying to figure out how to fit them to my foot...I have strange feet....and I'm sorry, they are too much effort to gift to anyone else at the moment.....they are mostly a vanilla pattern, but I'm playing with heels and cuffs, etc...I just did a short row heel..and plan on doing an eye of partridge for the next pair....I have two first socks done...and two more close to being done...then to cast on the second socks....I'm leaving notes on my Rav project pages...
Speckled Eggs, sock 1
Far Side of the Moon and Adele socks...sock 1....Now the FSOTM socks were for a KAL...however I got stuck on the heel..Fork in the Road, which called for a provisional cast-on...well I figured out how to do that, but I had a lot of yarn between my caston and the where I needed to knit....I couldn't figure it out...and even went to my LYS for help..and she wasn't sure either...so I scraped it and made a short row heel....but the hazards of knitting with black yarn...
Can you see that?  I somehow knitted a round...but I have extra yarn at the start of the round...so I knitted four sides and that yarn on my finger is from the first side.....so I have to tink it back and take up the slack...I've done this twice now....

The Adele socks are old...and crinkly, as they were very big when I first started them...I have frogged them and restarted them...I'm going to do a eye of partridge heel on these, as I did on Hermione's socks...

Since I have SO MUCH beautiful stripy type yarn...I'm good with vanilla socks....plus they really are helping me practice my sock knitting abilities....I also have a pair of toe-up I need to put some effort into this week...

2015 Completed Projects:
White mittens - 1/10/15
Quick Crochet Cowl - 1/12/
15
Stripes Cowl - 1/22/15
Frosty, the Snowman - 1/24/15
Head Wrap - 1/24/15
H's Everyday Socks 2/7/2015
Stepping Stones 2/17/15
Ita's Shawl 2/18/15

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.
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)
Hawk Baktus  (1/19/15)
Bedrock (2/23/15)

Socks:
Kai-Mei: (April 2012)
Faces in Wallpaper (Sept 2013)
Adele Socks (April 2013)
Johnny's Socks (Jan 2013)
Irish Tea (Feb 2015)
Those Socks (2/27/15)
Speckled Eggs (3/2/15)

 
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)
Far Side of the Moon (1/16/15)


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

10 comments:

Babajeza said...

We woke up to snow too this morning. Thankfully, it's gone by now. :-) Have a nice week? What about spring break? Regula

Marsha said...

When you say you have strange feet. I am not sure what that means. I too, have had problems with getting socks to fit perfectly until I found the pattern "car socks" on Ravelry. You might give that a try and might just have to mess with the size of the needles to make them fit right. I think you are doing fantastic and yes, socks are additive.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

We had a dusting of snow this morning, but the large snowbanks are finally receding and the roads are dry and bare! Spring is definitely coming!!

Love the speckled egg socks. I'd guess almost all new sock-knitters make their socks too big. I certainly did for the first year of sock knitting. Nowadays I tend to knit medium to large legs, then lengthen the heel flaps for my pointy heels and then narrow the feet to a small circumference. I seldom knit short-row heels because they tend to create more shallow heel cups which don't fit me!

Erin Grant said...

It snowed here too yesterday.. but is all melted today.. I love the socks.. its the one thing i am afraid to learn to knit.

Lucy Bowen said...

Love all your socks - you will conquer that heel!

nicole spring said...

Love the socks!! I saw your comment over at Mamma4earth's latest post and had to tell you - oh my goodness your story somewhat mimics mine. I saw jaws around the same age while visiting Florida (from NY) and went searching the oceans for Jaws. My mom said I even sat and watched the credits to see who played jaws in the movie. Who knew such a film could spark my lifelong love and desire to protect sharks as well as allow me to pass this passion down to my son!

Tahnee said...

So many lovely socks, I especially like the speckled ones.

Charne aka Meisie said...

Those 'speckled egg' socks are so pretty! You sure like multiple sock projects at the same time! I'm sure I would get hopelessly confused!

Iris said...

Great progress on those socks!

Black yarn is such a pain to knit with, isn't it? I'm using black for a cardigan and I'm really struggling.

Leyla Alieva said...

Lovely socks!