Sunday, April 19, 2015

YOP: Week 15

Good morning!  So I've been on Spring Break all week...and my busiest days are these last three!  Today I'll be heading to Rhode Island for the of the wonderful things about living in New England is the close proximity to many states...seriously...I can visit 3 different ones on day trips..and several others over a weekend...I've driven around our country, it's not so easy to do in other regions...
Yesterday we went to two different Record stores, as it was Record Store Day...the Hubs used to own an independent record store....he bought some classics...Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and Bill Withers....although we did not buy any vinyl.... I bought things to add to my growing geek collection in front of my computer...and some yarn...we ended up at a little strip mall that had a yarn store, a record store and a used book a great deli/restaurant!  It was a good day!
I got the bobble head Daryl Dixon, a mini Iron Man and Black Widow and Spock...already had a Michonne and walker, a gnome, a Stargate Jaffa, and Ewok and the green thing to the side is a Glurt, a Lego Mixel.....I have another Mixel to build that looks like a dragon....

So onto the projects...I finished another one this week...a test knit for a blogger friend....which I totally kept forgetting to do.  It's an easy pattern and super stretchy!  I'll keep the hat for myself, as it fits and the Hubs deemed it cute...(he's not a particular fan of hats!)

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
Speckled Eggs 4/11/15
Stitch's Rock Collection Hat 4/16/15

I have been itching to crochet...and I think I'm going to work on a fingerless gloves kit I have from A Hundred Ravens...

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)

I have spent this week working on my Hawk's got a couple more hours, then it'll be done...and my Far Side of the Moon sock kick is starting to peter out....sigh...and I have at least two more second socks to make!

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)

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)   

Splashy Flowers: (May 2011)

Larry Stashbuster Scarf (2012)
Beach Bag: (started May 2010)  Just needs lining sewn in

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!

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

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 Shawl
Bedford 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
Savory Lace Socks
Autumn Flame

Rescue Me, Chin Boy and Show Me the Stars
Twin peaks
Sarape Shopper
Pleated Purse
Circular Felted Bag


Renee Anne said...

What? No photos of the test knit? I give you all the permissions in the world to share share share :)

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

Sounds like you enjoyed your break! Good for you. I'm just revving up for socks but we'll see how long that lasts,lol!

Lucy Bowen said...

Sounds like a good break was had! And your hubby liked the must show us!

Gracey is not my name.... said...

I didn't know if we could share yet...I will!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

I just love driving road trips! We just took the snow tires off today and I'm already thinking about heading out on the open road! Record day sounds like fun!

Christine said...

Day trips! Love them... Currently trying to map a fibre filled one for myself!

Leyla Alieva said...

Sounds like your trip was lovely! I love going places, too.

Kim said...

Well your strip mall find sounds like the perfect location! I live in a portion of the country where traveling to many other states as a day trip does not happen. Living in Seattle, we are able to travel to Portland Oregon in about 3 hours--then it is about 3-4 hours the other direction to the Canadian border--and 6 miles to the east to get to Idaho! I want to visit New England in the worst way! My sock knitting kick is just getting going, hopefully it will last long enough to finish at least a pair!