Sunday, October 25, 2020

Year of Projects: Year 7: Week 44

 Good morning!  It is October 25th here and I have not blogged since September 6th!  Wow!  

I've had some health issues and actually right now I am quartining.........I was exposed to someone who tested positive.  I cannot go back to work until November 2. I was tested on Friday, but have not received the results yet....and the testing was....unpleasant...

I didn't craft for awhile, but started working a couple weeks here goes...

I have finished 4 projects since I last blogged, but only 1 of them was on the list:

This is the Perfect Pockets Shawl, this is my friend Deirdre.  She has been battling cancer for the second time.  She seems to be clear right now, but has a really bad case of the shingles.  I knew she would love the's got POCKETS!!  All the info is in the link to my project page on Ravelry.

I made a trio of hats for a baby of a previous student.  I had previously made the Yoda hat (and they just posted pictures of him in it on cute!) But I also made him a Zombie hat and a Pumpkin hat.  His father is a fan of The Walking Dead....

The last finished object was my Rhinebeck Rainbow socks.  The yarn is White Birch Fiber Arts.  I bought it two years ago at Rhinebeck.  I started the socks in October of 2019, so a year later I finished them....the heels gave me some trouble as I started a FLK heel and didn't like it.  So I changed to s slipped stitch heel.  But I got some big holes in the corners....So I sewed them up when I finished them.  I completed them another pair of socks down...but so many more to go...

These are showing up a bit darker than they actually are, but the colors do run dark.  The heel is West Yorkshire Spinners in a grey....

I also started a pair of socks with some yarn I bought on LYS day in September.  I will show that one next week.  I will also give a stash update....

I have been posting short videos for the Hexed Halloween Calendar from Teeny Button Studio.  I received 12 mini-skeins and a full skien to open on Halloween....these are very short

I also posted a new podcast video's from October 11...and it took this long to finally get it uploaded...if you are interested.

If you watch a video, please give me a like, and maybe a subscribe.....I'd love a comment...

I'll see you next week!

2020 Completed Projects:

Merry Knitmas - 1/25/2020
Box O' Chocolates - 2/23/2020
Sunny Skies - 2/29/2020
Dobby  - 2/20/2020
Gnomes - 2/20/2020
Wow Factor - 3/22/2020
Wow Factor 2 - 3/24/2020
Chrono Hat - 3/24/2020
Showoff - 3/27/2020
Breeze - 4/9/2020
Wise One Hat - 4/18/2020
Lightsaber - 4/18/2020
Snoopy and Woodstock -5/9/2020
Candy Corn Zombody - June 7, 2020
Patons Blue Ragg - June 14, 2020
Cloudy Rainbows - June 15, 2020
Beekeeper Cardigan - June 28, 2020
emPower People - July 9, 2020
Grinchmas Socks - July 18, 2020
Shortie Socks - August 22, 2020
Beach Bag - August 22, 2020 (finally lined, bag was finished in 2010!)
Seasside Espadrilles August 23, 2020
Slushie Cowl - September 4, 2020
Kai-Mei socks - September 6, 2020
Perfect Pockets Shawl - September 20, 2020
Zombie Hat - October 3, 2020
Pumpkin Hat - October 12, 2020
Rhinebeck Rainbow Socks - October 24, 2020

Works In Progress:         

WIPS: Crochet:
Round Ripple: (Started 2006 (?) Aiden is now a maybe I finish it for him to take to college?
Around the World Afghan: (April 2010): about ¼ done - I'm not even sure where this is at the moment, with projects in two places.  I'll think on this.
Sunrise Sunset Afghan: this has been hibernating awhile, 6 squares done. I still love the look of this. Don't think this is at the Homestead, will have to check.
Tabard Tunic (NW Diss 2/1/14) - Haven't made a final decision on this yet.

Venetian Cowl (July 1, 2018) I love this, but the stitch just takes a Loooong time!
Billy shoes - Jan 1, 2019

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) - Started the second one, past the thumb point..
Zombie Vixen mitts (10/17/15)- still working on them, again cabling, review these, maybe done for St, Patrick'S Day
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, frogged the mitered and changed the pattern (jan 12, 2020)
Selbu Mitts - 3/26/18
Wee Cria - 3/18/2020
On the Go-veralls - 
Boxy - 9/1/2020

Espalier Socks (Jan 10, 2016) - started and stopped...
Games Socks- 2/15/18
Snow Day: 3/4/19
Merfolk: 7/25/19
Monster Mash: 8/16/19 (cuff started awhile ago)
Whammed Socks Dec 7, 2019
Me Too - March 31, 2020
Blue Spruce Socks - April 1, 2020
Hello Sunshine - June 14, 2020
Arne & Carlos - September 13, 2020

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..
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
Knits4Comfort Advent Shawl 12/13/18
Zomboni - January 1, 2020 (restarted Jan 18)
Van Gogh - January 18

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