Sunday, February 11, 2018

Year of Projects: Week 6


2018 Finished Projects:
Millennial Slytherin Mitts - Jan 6, 2018 
KG AMi - Jan 10, 2018
Shamrock Hat - Jan 20, 2018
Snowflake Hat - Jan 20, 2018

Good Sunday morning!  I am waiting for the Games to begin again today...it's Sunday...they should have them all day!

Haven't worked on much this week...did get the color work done on the Elephant Reserve sweater, but I still have button bands, the bottom border, and sleeves to complete...
and I have to find buttons.....

also worked a bit on the sock test knit....and some on the neverending Jessica Jones cowl....


I've ordered some mini skeins to do contrast heels....not sure I'll do toes....so I just started the heel on my Zombie Valentine socks
For those of you that do the Fish Lips Kiss heel...do you do the whole cardboard thing before hand? just seems like a lot of work.....but I want to use that heel on my Nemo socks....cuz, of course!!!

Not much has changed in the WIPs categories, as I had no finished objects...

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. He is now a sophomore.
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
Fortune's Shawlette - 5/20/17 - Finished ball 2    

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! Added a few rows
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)- stuck on feather and fan edging, have too many stitches, in timeout. Stitch count continues to be off.
Bulky Cowl - this hurts my hands to work on...think I need slippery needles...

Splediferous Blanket - (4/15/17) Roald Dahl club, mitered blanket
Blue Wave - 1/15/18

Socks:
Kai-Mei: (April 2012) - has not changed, 
Carlos and Arne socks (July 3 2015)- using a 9" needle...keep losing stitches. 

Espalier Socks (Jan 10, 2016) - started and stopped...Folding Chairs - (2/17/17) - Her Story plain vanilla
Zombie Latte Socks - (6/27/17) - need some zombie socks come Walking Dead premiere!
Just Keep Swimming - (6/16/16) 
Hudson Bay Socks - (6/21/17)

Muertos - 8/13/17
Twas the Night - 12/24/17


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
Sea Glass (4/13/17) - a Zauberball shawl

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



7 comments:

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Nope, didn't do the cardboard thing-y.... too much fuss and bother.

The elephants are so cute!

Becki said...

Oh my goodness! Those little elephants look adorable. :) Great work on all your projects.

Marsha said...

You are making me want to find self striping yarn now lol. Those socks are so pretty.

I really love the little elephants on the sweater. So sweet.

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

I have not done a FLK heel yet...because I was put off about the whole cardboard thingy! LOL! Maybe I'll try it now that Lyn said she didn't....although she is a professional sock knitter and I'm not. that elephant color work is the cutest ever! I have wanted to try color work and I am now inspired by cuteness overload! The socks are great....Valentine socks...who knew? I am so far behind the times! I haven't even finished my Christmas socks...although in my defense, I ran out of yarn. Look at all your FO's too.....you are really productive! Have a great week and I cannot wait to see more of that sweater.

Lucy Bowen said...

I love your colourwork elephants. I do not do the cardboard part of the flkh. I just start about an inch and a half before the length I want.

Breathing Life said...

love love love the elephant sweater!!!! I do fishlipskiss heel and although I did make the cardboard cutout I find I just make the heel instead of other heels without referring to the cardboard cut out - but then I have my foot with me at all times to measure. lol. I do love it as a heel. Very tidy and fits well.

Stefanie said...

I bought the FLK pattern but have yet to try it out. Maybe I'll try it on the teenager's socks when I'm done with Harry. The designer of the elephant cardigan designed that elephant well. I like how your blue yarn creates separations in the body so everything is defined.