Sunday, July 8, 2018

Year of Projects: Week 27

Hmm...don't think I've done much this week...I did blog a few times all ready, so that may be why...and we were experiencing a heat wave and I just did not have the desire to knit or crochet.....

So let's take a look at those lists...

July goals:
- finish or close to finish the Kiss Me, I'm Irish
- figure out and work the Fish Kiss Lips heel on Keep Swimming
- swatch for the Waves Tank, then knit- cast on for the Tegna top,
- swatch the Vintersol sweater and the Rainbow Cardi 
- finish the Beekeeper Cowl
- finish the Ventian Cowl (?)
- finish the Colourscape Cowl 
- start kid gifts, bear sweater, elephant sweater, sheep hat, girl sweater

I have taken a  few things off the list and added a few things to the goals list.  I have four kids I need to make gifts for...two newborns and two - two year olds....I'm making sweaters for two of them, maybe three and a hat for the fourth one....we'll see....

I started two KAL/CAL...the four day Beekeeper one...this was my progress at the end of three days, so it's going to take longer than four...
My Venetian Cowl is just going to take awhile...the stitch, while looking tall, creates a short fabric, so it takes a long time to finish anything..
And the Colourscape Cowl got another color....
That is pretty much all I worked on for WIPS.....BUT......

Looky there I have a finish...I did finish the Sockhead hat for my friend Danae
Folded and unfolded for a more slouchy fit. 
Yarn is Peggyjane Fibers in Farewell
Needle: US 0 or 2.00 mm

So that is it for this week...and of course my crazy lists just keep getting longer....I hope to finish, at least the Colourwork Cowl this week...we'll see....

 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 

Farewell Sockhead - July 4, 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 - would like to finish for the fall
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) - Took it out, at the separation of arms, looks really big!
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...
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 

Sunny Skies - 5/12/18
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


Breathing Life said...

I love how your beekeeper is the colour of honey. So sad about the sudden death of your friend's son- so very sad.

Lucy Bowen said...

The hat is beautiful. The beekeeper is coming along nicely - four days seems ambitious for anyone that has other things to do!

Ella said...

Your WIPs look great, especially the Venetian Cowl.

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

So sorry about your friend's awful to lose a child no matter what age. I've been watching the drama unfold in Thailand trying to get those young boys out of the cave. Those parent must be frantic.
LOve the sockhead....I've had that one on my list for several years now. Beautiful yarn too. The cowl is gorgeous ...the 2nd project and again beautiful yarn. I think you got quite a bit done!

Ali McDonough said...

I love that hat!!
Ali @SimplySummerStreet

Becki said...

That Sockhead slouchy hat is really fun looking. I love the colors!

Ruby Dolling said...

Such a pretty yarn for the Sockhead hat! You have a lucky friend.

Sharon said...

Love the Sockhead Slouchy hat, such fun colours. You have achieved a lot this week.

Leftycrafter said...

Cool sock head hat. Your friend is very lucky to have you as a friend. You have some very nice WIPs going on. I think you got quite a bit accomplished this week.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

The hat is lovely. Nice colorway. You sure have a very long project list. I never have any idea what I'm doing.

Sandy said...

WOW....your list is fantastic, and did you forget you need to sleep sometime, lol LOve the look so far of your beekeeper KAL. I have many projects in the works, but have really been focused on just one.......sorta of switch for me.

Allison said...

I do the beekeeper cowl. I can't wait to see the finished project. Although how they think it's a four day project is beyond me. My list is always growing but that's a good thing right? Always on the lookout for new fun ideas!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Cute hat - I like it slouchy!

Baby knits should be fun! Sometimes I wish I had babies to knit for ;)

Weekend-Windup said...

All your projects looks beautiful and colorful. Keep going:)

Iris said...

Great projects, and I really really love the colour of your 'Beekeeper' - so rich and gorgeous!

Stefanie said...

I like the yarn you used for that beanie. I'm thinking about joining up w/YOP again. It's marinating.