Sunday, April 16, 2017

Year of Projects: Week 5/14/15

Well geesh...I skipped two weeks.........just a lazy, lazy bum and didn't want to get on the computer.....ETA:  it is now Week 14, so I skipped MANY weeks! And now another week has passed! 

Wow this weekend was one for crazeeeeee dreams! And not sleeping well....

Have I crafted...yes, a bit here and there....but having a bit of ADD about my projects....I'll pick one up...knit/crochet a few rows and then switch it out for something new....maybe I just need a palette cleanser and need to start something new.....Will be picking up yarn today for a new something...so maybe that....

So let's start from here....week 14: I spent many weeks not crafting, between the pain...and report cards.....this week report card grades were due and I also caught a stomach virus! UGH!  If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I am on a new medication: Simphoni Aria, which is a biologic, so I have had two infusions so far....the first caused severe swelling and my hand was bruised for over a week...so no crafting happened then...the second went much better....I get the next in May...overall, I feel better, but I still have days of pain, especially in bad weather....it could take several months before it works to it's potential....we'll see
I am still having some ADD about projects...so my crafting mojo has come and gone, come back a little bit....I don't "really want to" (said in a very WHINY voice) work on any of my projects...but I also know, they are OUT of CONTROL at the moment!  I have decided I WILL NOT (Scout's Honor - yes I was a Scout) join any KAL/CAL this year.....but man that Find Your Fade has kind of been calling...but I KNOW it'll take me Y.E.A.R.S to finish that!!!!!!!

So let's see some of the things I have done!  I haven't finished a thing since February!
ETA:  Well that's no longer true, as this was my vacation week, I finished a few projects...you cna check them out at this post...if you are inclined....

  2017 Finishes:
1/7/2016 P_ssyhat for donation
1/11/17 Quick Yellow Crochet Cowl
1/25/17 Quick Block Cowl
2/11/17 Lucy For Gfyindor hat
2/13/17 Zombie Valentine Socks
2/18/17 Zombie Autumn socks
2/20/17 True Blue Pussyhat
4/8/17 Four Bunny Butts
4/9/17 Lucy's Bunny Hat
4/9/17 Hipster Wurm
4/13/17 Live Long and Prosper socks

Works In Progress:         
WIPS: Crochet:
Round Ripple: (Started 2006 (?) Aiden)-not sure he'd want this anymore, being a high school freshman and all, but I think I'll finish it for him.
Around the World Afghan: (April 2010): about ¼ done - I looked at this recently and I'm still liking it, so I'll keep it...maybe make it a baby blanket instead.
Sunrise Sunset Afghan: this has been hibernating awhile, 6 squares done. I still love the look of this.
Tabard Tunic (NW Diss 2/1/14) - Haven't made a final decision on this yet.

Throwback Poncho 2/19/17


 
Knit:
Learn to Knit Afghan: (started 2010): 3 squares done, I put this in the giveaway yarn bags..not thrilled with colors....will use squares at school for water bottles..
Shark in the Woods (11/27/14)- I really love this, but it's a lot of cabling and I'm not a fan..about 1/2 done.
Vanilla fingerless mitts (12/25/15) - Think I'm going to frog and do different mitts or crochet them.
Zombie Vixen mitts (10/17/15)- why I may crochet the others...have these and still working on them, again cabling
Garter Path Shawlette (5/30/16)- I have frogged this a couple of times...
Swinging with Winkle (6/4/16)- I love this so much!  Just need to finish it!

Meandering Top (5/20/16) - Totally forgot about this...could get it done to wear in spring...I think I was debating whether to do the bottom ruffle...it's not a good placement for me...


Multnomah (8/21/16)- hmm, love the pattern and color will match just about anything...
Warm Neck (8/2/16)- almost done...this was my go-to mindless project, so need to get back to it..

Bulky Cowl - this hurts my hands to work on...think I need slippery needles...
Slopes Sweater- (1/1/17) 

Socks:
Kai-Mei: (April 2012) - has not changed, did not take new picture

Carlos and Arne socks (July 3 2015)- using a 9" needle...keep losing stitches.

Espalier Socks (Jan 10, 2016) - started and stopped...
Spring is in the Air (2/16/16)- I love these, need to finish them!



I've got 10 sock WIPs going on!  I frogged one....not all of them are even on the list....ETA: frogged a second one and finished two. BUT, I started at least two more...I'm not even sure at this point...

Scarves/Shawls:
Splashy Flowers: (May 2011) - add a motif scarf, don't see that being finished soon...
Light in Shadows (1/14/14) - I love this so much...need to start the new direction, so need to sit down and figure it out..

Willow Fields (9/6/14) - ran out of yarn, waiting on yarn 
My Shelly Valentine (2/10/16) - should finish for this year's Valentine's Day, yeah, that did not happen


 
Bags:
Beach Bag: (started May 2010)  Just needs lining sewn in, I used it this year without the lining...so may just call it a day on this....

 KAL/CALs:
Fire and Blood (5/4/14) - not anytime soon

Outlander MKAL (8/8/14)  - possibility of finishing this..the yarn is so yummy

So I have finished a few projects and started a few more....I think I have about three projects not on this list or on Ravelry yet that are now WIPs......eh...it is what it is.......hopefully I'll be back next week with a more up to date list....

 



4 comments:

Breathing Life said...

Ouch! That was for your hand. And 'ugh'! That was for the flu. Glad you are back posting and I am interested in your projects and postings. Glad you are back with us.

Lucy Bowen said...

I love your finishes especially the bunny hat. The socks are great too. I too like to have several WIP's on the go, although not quite that many!

Stefanie Ng said...

Don't beat yourself up too much. You can't help it with your pain. You get done what you can.

Becki said...

I've been in a start-a-new-project-every-week mode for over a month now. And new things keep calling to me, too. I love the Find Your Fade Shawl, and having seen one on a podcast recently, I was amazed at how long it is. Super fun looking!