Sunday, October 20, 2019

Year of Projects: Year 6, Week 41

So, it's been a couple of weeks.  I had nothing to show for awhile, and also some personal stuff going on.....I finally have some projects...and the personal stuff is working itself out.....

The big news is I finished my poncho!!!!  I love it so much!  The inspiration was a poncho my mom wore back on her honeymoon in 1968.  I have a picture somewhere, but haven't been able to locate it.  Her's was a sage green, I'm sure acrylic.  My mom says she thinks my dad bought it in NYC for her.  Here is my version:
This first picture was taken at Rhinebeck on Saturday.
And a headless closer shot.  I really love it so much!  The cowl took over a year to make.  It's just tedious.  The rest of the poncho flew off the hook...
And I finished a hat made with Loopy Mango Worsted held two together.  I can't decide on the pompom
Supposedly I should have been able to make a baby hat also, but I'm running out of yarn.  Probably because I used some for the pompom.  I'm going to rip it out and make a smaller size.  I made the toddler size, but I'll do a newborn size instead....
I've also started two new pair of pair, I actually thought I'd get done for Rhinebeck...that did not happen....
Rhinebeck Rainbow from White Birch Fiber Arts.  Her show colorway last year.   Her booth was a weird set-up this year.  It was 4 tunnel like structures.  It was hard to maneuver.  I didn't shop her booth, as I'll see her in two weeks in Springfield.
I cast on this on October 1.  I'm joining in on Amy Florence's Christmas sock knitting....This yarn is Oink Pigment's Merry Knitmas.  It's billed as self-striping, but it seems to be striping one half green and one half red...we'll see if it stays that way...hmmm

This has taken all day to write, as pictures took awhile to upload..Until next week!

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
Lucy's Zebra 7/5-7/6/19
Black Widow Shawl 5/5/19-7/12/19
Lucy's Elephant Reserve 7/24/18-8/2/19
Shark Socks 7/28/19-8/12/19 
Swedish Block 8/20/19 - 8/24/19
Garter stitch block 8/24/19
Samples 8/28/19 finished
Throwback Poncho October 12, 2019
Mixed PomPom Hat October 13, 2019

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.
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
Brainzzz - 10/1/18 
Merry Knitmas - 10/1/19
Rhinebeck Socks - 10/6/19

Kai-Mei: (April 2012) - has not changed, 
Espalier Socks (Jan 10, 2016) - started and stopped...

Candy Cane June 21, 
2017Games Socks- 2/15/18
Cloudy Rainbows - 5/11/18 

Sunny Skies - 5/12/18
Merry Xmas - Box O'Chocolates: 2/9/19, frogged 7/21/19
Snow Day: 3/4/19
Merfolk: 7/25/19
Monster Mash: 8/16/19 (cuff started awhile ago)

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


Leftycrafter said...

Gosh....your mom and I must be close in age. I too had "the poncho". Yours is very pretty. Love those colors. I am anxious to hear about Rhinebeck. I doubt I will ever make it there so will vicariously through others.

Breathing Life said...

The poncho looks great and how wonderful you got to go to Rhinebeck. One year I hope to get there with my sister. Part of my bucket list for sure.

kathy b said...

You look wonderful!!!!! Fantastic poncho. Oh oh oh Great JOB!
and yarn that starts with OINK is so cute!!!

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

I'm really not a poncho gal but that one is awesome! You got to go to Rhinebeck! Yay! Love all your yarns and the hat is looking so cute. I hope all has worked out for you and that the week ahead is glorious for you!

Stefanie said...

Your poncho's awesome and yay for going to Rhinebeck. Glad you treated yourself.

HighlandHeffalump said...

He poncho looks great, as does the hat with it in the first photo. As for the other hat I prefer the dark faux fur Pompom on it. I keep meaning to catch up on Mina’s vlogs (knitting expat) from Rhinebeck and then I like to watch Kristy Glass Knits to see everyone’s Rhinebeck sweaters. I’m doing Amy’s KAL too so that’s nice a fellow yopper is, I’m intrigued by the semi circle stripe.

Becki said...

Your poncho looks terrific. How great that your inspiration was one worn by your mother so long ago. Gives me hope that someday my sons will look back at pictures of us and think we we're cool. Even though we weren't I hope they imagine that we were. ;^)

Babajeza said...

Very nice poncho. I like the neck part very much. It was worth the time.

Paula said...

I usually don’t care for ponchos, but yours looks great! The part that was so tedious for you really makes it special. Well done.