Sunday, June 3, 2018

Year of Projects: Week 22

Wow, haven't done one of these since April!
June 3 - 9 goals:
It's the last two weeks of the school year...that is my goal!

So haven't completed any of the previous goals either, but have added some projects...

June goals:
- finish or close to finish the Kiss Me, I'm Irish
- figure out and work the Fish Kiss Lips heel on Keep Swimming
- possible start moving yarn totes up to attic room, after logging what's in each tote
- swatch for the Waves Tank, then knit
- pull out The Meandering Top and see where I'm at (it's been hibernating)

- cast on for the Tegna top, the Vintersol sweater and the Rainbow Cardi  

So here is my list,  I have added four projects, two pairs of socks and two hats for friends.
My fiend, Danae asked for a slouchy Sockhead is on the needles.  The yarn is from Peggy Jane and is called Farewell, as a tribute to her Mom, who dies of early onset Alzheimer's.  Danae's mom also died from complications of that disease.

 With this yarn, I am making a hat for my friend Deirdre, who is battling cancer.  I going to write HOPE on's just the band, so no progress pictures yet.
Cloudy vanilla sock at the moment
And I cast these on while waiting for my husband in Northampton, Mass (yes the home of WEBS, although I bought this yarn at Northampton Wool, I had already bought plenty at WEBS!)

So I think that is me all caught up now, or as caught up as I'm going to be....

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)
Zombie Latte Socks (Zombie Valentine) - April 8. 2018
Fortune's Shawlette - April 11, 2018
Hudson Bay Socks - April 12, 2018
Chemo Hat for Deirdre - April 16, 2018 

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

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
Farewell Sockhead - 5/13/18
Hope for Falla - 5/4/18

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...
Just Keep Swimming - (6/16/16) 
Muertos - 8/13/17
Games Socks- 2/15/18
I'm Irish - 3/3/18

Cloudy Rainbows - 5/11/18
Northampton Socks - 5/26/18

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


Lucy Bowen said...

Oh enjoy your last couple of weeks of term. We are just returning for our last half term. Your hats are going to be fabulous in those yarns.

Paula said...

I liked Farewell enough that I may need to hunt for some.

My sympathies to your friend. I lost my dad to dementia, so I appreciate a bit of her situation.

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

Beautiful yarns and how sweet of you to do hats for your friends. You have a lot of finishes for this year! I'm beginning to think that the more WIPs you have the more you will eventually finish. Good logic, huh? LOL! Glad to hear you will be out of school this coming week. My daughter finished Friday. All involved are happy...parents, students and teachers! LOL! Enjoy your last week or at least try. Happy Summer Vacation!

Becki said...

What nice gifts for your friends. The thought you've put into the yarn for the projects is so sweet. I hope your final weeks of school go well and you soon find yourself enjoying your summer!