Sunday, April 8, 2018

Year of Projects: Week 14

Good morning!  I am planning on vegging at home today.....last night, I had a great time at a get together at my friend Maureen's house.  She invited the knitters/crocheters that go to Knit Night on Thursdays and a few more friends....
So much fun!

Since this past week was super busy and exhausting with parent conferences and then I had a wicked flareup on Wednesday, not much got worked on.  But this week is Spring Break, so I'm sure I'll have better update next week.  I know I missed last Sunday, but such is life....

This week, my goals are:
- to finish the Zombie Valentines
- finish or close to finish the Kiss Me, I'm Irish
- Finish the first sock on Hudson Bay
- figure out and work the Fish Kiss Lips heel on Keep Swimming
- wind the yarn for the two sweaters planned
- possible start moving yarn totes up to attic room, after logging what's in each tote

In addition, I have to make a poster for my friend, do the taxes (last year I can do the simple form on my own), clean the house.

So we'll see how far I get on these...wish me luck, as I am a procrastinator!!!!! 

2018 Finished Projects:
Millennial Slytherin Mitts - Jan 6, 2018 
KG AMi - Jan 10, 2018
Shamrock Hat - Jan 20, 2018
Snowflake Hat - Jan 20, 2018
Elephant Reserve - February 11, 2018
Bunny Hat - February 12, 2018
Blue Wave - February 12, 2018
Folding Chairs - March 4, 2018
Jessica Jones 2 - March 7, 2018
Chicken Scratch Sock (test knit) - March 8, 2018 (only one sock)

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    

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'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

Selbu Mitts - 3/26/18

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...
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
Games Socks- 2/15/18
I'm Irish - 3/3/18

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


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

Fire and Blood (5/4/14) - not anytime soon
Outlander MKAL (8/8/14)  - possibility of finishing this..the yarn is so yummy


Minding My Own Stitches said...

That knit night looks like so much fun! When I lived in the city I used to Maan’s it to the one hosted by a LYS on occasion. I’ve been thinking about hosting one out here if only there were more knitters around.

Sorry to hear about the flare-up... hope that’s behind you now!

Mereknits said...

That does not sound like much of a break! That seems to be how my weekends are, rush, rush, rush and and maybe an hour to play with yarn. I hope you get everything done and you enjoy your time off.

Becki said...

Oh your Knit Night sounds (and looks) like fun! Enjoy your spring break and some yarny goodness!

Stefanie said...

That sounds a lot of fun, hangin' out at someone's house to knit. When I was in SF, two of the knitters had meet ups at their house once in a while. Now it's too much of a trek to drive up 44 miles. I haven't been able to meet up w/the monthly, local group b/c of schedule conflicts.
I will watch the Divergent movies when I can. Of course they're "Hollywoodized." Yeah, the second book was okay at times for me but by the end I understood its direction. I'm a bit underwhelmed about the whole secret thing.

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

What great fun and look at all the goodies! Enjoy your week off and I hope you get everything accomplished that you want and have fun in the process! I have a Multnomah in time out....I have a problem with shawls evidently. I have yet to try the FLK heel and also contrasting heels and cuffs and/or toes. I think that's another pattern...afterthought heel. You go girl!

Marsha said...

Knit night looks so fun. I am jealous. It sounds like more fun to do it at someone's house than in a public place like they do here.

You many ambitions for this week. I wish you luck and look forward to next weeks post to see how you did.

Breathing Life said...

Looks like your knitting friends are a hoot! And yes, taxes. I have to get on that too. Hope your procrastination went as planned. Or not! lol