Sunday, April 7, 2019

Year of Projects - Week 14

Good morning!  I actually have no updates this week, but I didn't want to skip another week.

It was parent conference week, so it was an exhausting week....I am finally recovering....

Did you hear about what happened to A Hundred Ravens?  They are awesome indie dyers out of New Hampshire.  They were in Dallas, Texas for the Dallas Fiber Festival and had their trailer stolen, which had everything in it!

Luckily, the thieves donated over 1000 skeins of yarn to a local charity.  A crocheter that works at the charity knew that was unusual and did some they were able to recover part of their stock.  The other vendors cobbled together a booth for them and they were able to recoup some of their loss....there have been two gofundme set up...

and another one

This one has met its goal and they will be able to replace their trailer.....

There is also a raffle organized by the vendors at DFF, $30 for a ticket....not sure that one is still happening, as they are pulling the winners today.....

A Hundred Ravens are a great bunch of people....I do personally know them, as I've bought from them at fiber shows and also they are one of the vendor booths we use as a meetup for New England Fiber Festival....

Since my stash is split between two places, this was the only AHR yarn I have with me...
That's Maleficient on their Iacos base and Peggy Gradient set, inspired by Hamilton.

So no new finishes, no new cast-ons, and no more week before Spring Break, when I plan on working on bunches.....but we all know how plans go....

I'm going to be starting a blog about The Homestead....I'll post a link when it goes up....

2019 Finishes!!!!!
Muertos: 8/13/17-1/19/19
Who Socks: 10/7/18-1/22/19 (the Who socks were never on my list)
My Shelly Valentine: 2/10/16-2/9/19 (almost three years exactly!!!)
Alpaca Fun: 2/24/19-3/3/19
Green is the Best: 12/23/18-3/10/19
Willow Fields: 9/6.14-3/16/19

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

Venetian Cowl (July 1, 2018)

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)- 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!
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

Beekeeper Cardigan - 7/1/18 
Lucy's Elephant - 7/24/18, ripped out and restarted next size up 1/26/19

Kai-Mei: (April 2012) - has not changed, 
Espalier Socks (Jan 10, 2016) - started and stopped...
Games Socks- 2/15/18
Cloudy Rainbows - 5/11/18 

Sunny Skies - 5/12/18
Box O'Chocolates: 2/9/19
Snow Day: 3/4/19

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..

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