Sunday, March 1, 2015

Year of Projects - Week 9


Good morning!  I haven't finished anything this week and only worked on a few things...But I did start two new projects....I decided I needed a grey hat, so using the Woolfolk yarn I purchased in November, I cast on Bedrock by Stephen West....and coming home from school on Friday, i decided I needed some new green socks for Monday....so cast on a pair of vanilla socks with Zauberball...although I thought they'd be more stripey and they aren't...and they are really dark...so we'll see how they turn out...

Inside the sock is a nifty little tool called The Sock Ruler, no need to keep pulling the tape measure out...

I also worked a bit on my Far Side of the Moon socks...they look great, but the heel is a new construction called "Fork in the Road" and it needs a provisional cast-on (my first) and I did it, but I have all this extra yarn in between the stitches, so I don't quite get how to do it...I may just do a different heel and move on...I just bought the Fish Lips Kiss Heel pattern...and I also worked a bit on my Adele socks...again..I'm at the heel.....

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)
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

9 comments:

Lucy Bowen said...

I've only tried a provisional cast on once and didn't really get on with it - I'm a bit wary of them now! Like the idea of the sock ruler.

Renee Anne said...

I hope to try toe-up socks someday......someday. Right now, I'm good on the cuff-down versions :)

faith76 said...

The sock ruler looks very useful :) Liking the green.

Babajeza said...

Have you finished the green socks? I knitted a pair of socks with a red zaubeball, and they didn't turn out stipey at all.

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

Love the green yarn and I hope you end up liking it too....maybe after it's done? I only think of shawls when I hear Stephen West...I'll have to back and revisit his page. The sock ruler sounds great....why didn't I think of that? LOL!
I want to try that fish lips kiss heel too....add that to my "never-ending" list. Nice projects!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

My first provisional cast on wasn't hugely successful, but if at first you don't succeed .... Seriously though, it's not a skill you can do without so carry on! I personally like the one where you use a crochet hook to cast on the stitches on your needle, but each to their own. Zauberballe is a slow gradient, so maybe you'll see it by the crown :)

Tahnee said...

One can never have too many green socks. Although based on the ball I'd also expect it to be more stripey, I do like the gradient effect you're getting with the Zauberball now.

Charne aka Meisie said...

Oh I do like the look of that green sock. Will be interesting to see how it 'develops' as you continue! I think I'd get totally lost/confused if I have so many socks on needles at the same time LOL

Corrie B said...

That ruler is so clever!! I really like the look of the green pair, it'll be interesting to see what the second one looks like.