Sunday, August 14, 2016

YOP: Week 33

Okay, so I had several questions on my last post....here goes...

Many people commented on my list....my list is not only Works in Progress, but also (WIM) Works in Mind...these are usually projects I have the pattern and the yarn already...I add to this list, but rarely subtract from it....

One of the reasons I keep this list, is I am trying to work on things that are ready.  I have wound many skeins of yarn, but then this happens....
Another question I had was how do I keep them all straight?  When I pick up a project that I haven't worked on in awhile...Post-its are my friend!
I also have been trying to be better at keeping notes in the project section of Ravelry...and I do have a stitch counter on my phone, but really I tend to use the Post-its the most...

How do I pick which one to work on?  Well, that really just depends on the day....I have a lot of sock projects, but I tend to put them aside when I get to the heel....so that's how they accumulate....lately I've been trying to work on the ones closest to a finish....but my Reyna is languishing, because I don't like doing the purl sides and all those SSK.....sometimes, it's just what do I feel like working on?  This is why I rarely work on things for other people...I don't want to be on anyone's deadline....and realistically, I am a procrastinator....this is my fun time, it shouldn't cause me stress....so I just go with whatever I feel like...even if it means like yesterday...the freakin HOTTEST DAY OF THE YEAR and I pick up my Stopover to work on....

So no finishes this week, but I did put a few stitches in several projects....
Stopover - I was following the pattern on my tablet, but had to print it out, because I was changing the arm counts a bit...
My Shelly Valentine...this one, I actually had no idea where I was in the pattern...I had to backtrack myself and figure it out...I have now put notes in Ravelry.
Meandering Top - This is in a magazine and I have post-its and notes written on the pattern....this I worked on quite a bit, but it's all short rows right now, so it doesn't look like I did much...
This started as a sock, so I just cast-on K2, P2...but I decided they would be AWESOME fingerless mitts, so kind of making it up as I go along...no notes for it, but it's pretty easy to read...I'm making them long....
This is one of those..OMG..everyone is doing it projects...this is the Carlos and Arne self stripe pattern yarn that was so hard to get for awhile....yeah, I should be doing the heel, but I just keep going round and round...I have another ball of this...
Raspberry Beret - At the beginning of the week, only the brim was done...I've worked a lot on this.  It's such gorgeous yarn!
My Glenn Lives socks...which I know is not happening, but I'd like them done for the new season...I have a skein of If Abe Dies, too....and I should get on those too :(
And my mindless cowl...just going around and around.....

Completed Projects:
The Dork Socks (technically 2015) 12/31/15
Screw You Rainbows socks (1/6/16)
Quick Pink cowl (1/7/16)
Yoda (1/10/16)
Bulky Cowl (1/19/16)
Jacinta Capelet (2/28/16)   
 
Turtleneck Capelet #2 (3/31/16)  
Fortune's Shawlette (7/12/16)  
Irish Oak (6/19//16) 
2 baby hats (7/27/16)
Baby Rattle (8/4/16)
Edgy Carol (8/7/16)

Works In Progress:       
WIPS: Crochet:
Round Ripple: (Started 2006 (?) Aiden)
Around the World Afghan: (April 2010): about ¼ done
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
Shark in the Woods (11/27/14)
Vanilla fingerless mitts (12/25/15)
Zombie Vixen mitts (10/17/15)  
Stopover KAL (2/7/16)
Raspberry Beret (4/21/16)
Garter Path Shawlette (5/30/16)
Swinging with Winkle (6/4/16)  

Meandering Top (5/20/16) 

Socks:
Kai-Mei: (April 2012)
Johnny's Socks (Jan 2013)  
Carlos and Arne socks (July 3 2015)
Espalier Socks (Jan 10, 2016)
Glenn Lives (2/1/16)
Live Long and Prosper (4/14/16)
Spring is in the Air (2/16/16)

  Scarves/Shawls:
Splashy Flowers: (May 2011)
Larry Stashbuster Scarf (2012)
Light in Shadows (1/14/14) 
Willow Fields (9/6/14) - on the decreases now
My Shelly Valentine (2/10/16)
Reyna (May 3, 2016) 
Edgy Carol (2/14/2016)

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

 KAL/CALs:
Fire and Blood (5/4/14)  
Outlander MKAL (8/8/14)  
Downton Abbey (1/4/15)
 
Misc:
Sunflower: (August 2012) Need a back and to felt 
 
Projects In Mind: Gifts/Charity: 
Hats for friend's babies (ongoing)
Hats for students (ongoing)
Kimberly Skye's tunic
Two Elsa doll/blanket things

Sweaters:
Test Pattern Sweater (in magazine)
Car Coat (in magazine)
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
Brush Creek Cowlette  
Watershed  
Waterkant
The Brownstitch gradient
Leftie
Bigger on the Inside
Oeste  
Out of Gas  
Sweet Potato Twist  
Nefertem  
Falling Bobbins 
Danielle Shawl  
The Doodler
 
Hats and Mitts
Lace Kelly (soakbox)
Isabeau 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   
Transitional Color Mitts
Almond Comfit
Lady Violet's Dinner Gauntlets  
Wurm  
Autumn in Garrison
Baa-ble Hat

Socks:
Memento Mori
Rubus
Siren Socks
Savory Lace Socks
Autumn Flame
Firebird
Rescue Me, Chin Boy and Show Me the Stars
Twin peaks
Wizard of Oz socks
Black Widow's Socks

August Pocus
Waterkant 

Watermelon 
Monkey

Dalekamium 
Knit From Stash patterns

Dr. Who socks
 
Bags:

Sarape Shopper
Pleated Purse Circular Felted Bag

13 comments:

Cyra said...

Oh yes, procrastination is in my life too. But looking at all of your lovely projects shows that you have had a fun week.
I should think that you have a super large collection of needles judging by how many projects are on them at the moment, lol.
The Carlos and Arne yarn is gorgeous, and knits up a lovely design. I have yet to discover how to 'go round and round' in knitting, before I could attempt anything like these.
Keep up the good work here, I love all your eye-candy.

diannamcheck said...

So many great projects to choose from!!!

Renee Anne said...

I always worry with Post It notes because they can fall off. I've been looking for the full-sheet Post Its with no luck. ::sigh:: That's why I also have notes in the notes app on my phone. I just have to make sure the boys don't get at it and delete everything.

Lucy Bowen said...

Lot's of lovely projects. I too have several and work in a similar way, whichever takes my fancy or is most appropriate. I do take notes and scribble all over the pattern, but may have to change to post it's!

Stefanie Ng said...

The Dory pic me made laugh because I've been kind of that way this year also. It sounds like you're really organized and that is smart to use Post-Its to remind yourself where you had left off of a project.

Ruth said...

Love it because that is just what a hobby should be about, bringing you enjoyment. I love seeing all your wips and what you'd like to do, it's always wonderful and I never quite know what I'm going to find when I visit, it's like visiting Aladdins Cave.

Becki said...

I hear you on feeling a negative kind of pressure when making something for someone else. I love making things as gifts, or giving away something I've made. But I really dislike making something on a "commission" basis. Or when the other person knows I'm making the thing. Crocheting (and now, maybe knitting) are my hobbies! My pleasure-givers. I have no system, really, on what I work on when. I'm very much a "see pretty project, make pretty project" sort of gal. I love all your pretty projects!

Breathing Life said...

I like the idea of WIM. I have mamy of those too!

Elka said...

I think I may have mentioned this before but I know people who work on a different project for every day of the week. I personally don't think I would ever finish anything because if I wasn't really enjoying working on something I would make Tuesday my rest day forever and ever and ever and that project would never get finished.

I recently had somebody return something I made for them, on request, for modifications. It really soured me on knitting for others

Elka said...

I think I may have mentioned this before but I know people who work on a different project for every day of the week. I personally don't think I would ever finish anything because if I wasn't really enjoying working on something I would make Tuesday my rest day forever and ever and ever and that project would never get finished.

I recently had somebody return something I made for them, on request, for modifications. It really soured me on knitting for others

Marsha said...

Lots of projects to go to. Glad the post it's work for you. They never do for me, I have to use my phone and my app I have to keep track of all my projects and where I am at. Plus, my phone is always with me and I don't need a pencil or pen (I am quite scattered at times)

Holly Hollyson said...

I now have tonnes of unfinished projects :/ I get so sidetracked by other things! But I do go back to them every now and then. Love that self striping yarn!

Donna J Capps said...

Wow, my head is spinning from all of your projects but to be honest it is just because they aren't my projects. I only have lots of projects going at one time and skip around too. I do the same thing with books or different hobbies. I often have a handful of crochet projects going, a knit project or two, and a cross stitch and a bevy of books. Some people just like to change the channel a lot.