Nothing like the turning over of the calendar to give you new perspective on the knitting, right? This was a good week. As the real world resumed a normal pace (which is to say utterly frantic for two days followed by a relaxing 3 day weekend) the knitting world took shape for me.
The Winter term for the Harry Potter Knit & Crochet House Cup officially opened on Tuesday and I’ve already tuned in 2 projects with a third ready to go and a fourth on the needles. Not bad for 6 days work, right? As happened last term, it didn’t take very long for my list of projects to go once I read the class prompts. I am still planning to do more spinning for class homework since it’s great for earning bonus points, but so far everything I’ve turned in and have ready to go is knitting- finished Jagged Edg (detention), knit a blanket square (which I didn’t add to the list… Think I should?) to send off to one of my nest mates for a little baby snake in the making, completed a pair of shark mittens (photos on Friday, I promise. Cuz when I wore them to dinner last night they got all kinds of rave reviews. They are full of win) and a fish hat should be ready to turn in either today or tomorrow. Then I’m finally going to cast on my Scatness Tam with my home-spun and dyed yarn. I have been absolutely itching to cast this on for a couple of weeks now but I decided it would be better to get the last fish hat out of the way before I get back to my favorite kind of knitting… SELFISH knitting!
So, now for the official tallies:
Socks (1 pair per month is my goal)
- Deranged Dad Socks (f/k/a Argyles for Dad) (Orgy of Greed gift) Cast on 7/10/12, on hiatus as of 8/13/12
Celtic Beaded SocksCompleted 8/9/12
- Baldersquash (Smart Ass Knitter’s World Domination Club June 2012 pattern)
Plain socks for dad(another Orgy of Greed gift) Cast on 9/10/12, Finished 11/18/12 Masonic LodgeCast on 11/18/12, finished 12/27/12.
- Jaywalker (still lovely but in danger of being replaced)
- Helen Socks Cast on 12/29/12
- Hoot & A Half Still haven’t decided if this one’s staying put or going to make way for a different pattern
- Lenore Cast on 12/29 as a swatch
Winding Road SocksCast on 8/16 Finished 9/9/12
- Terpander Cast on 12/29/12
- Staked Cast on 12/30/12
Camden Place CardiganStarted 10/9/12, Finished 11/11/12
- Ink (Formerly Emma’s Chemise)
- Elphaba the sequel (This may end up on the needles in February as an Order of the Phoenix mission entrant)
Shawls, Scarves, etc
Irish Hiking ScarfCast on 7/28/12, Completed 7/31/12. Whipoorwhill– Cast on 9/15/12 Finished 11/20/12 Jagged Edge– Cast on 11/23/12, Finished 1/4/13 Finally finished! This one nearly did me in! It was a fun knit but at the end it just seemed to go on forever! But it’s done, blocked and turned in for January Detention points!
Ruffle Scarf for April (OoG)Cast on 11/17/12, Finished 11/18/12 Wingspan– Cast on 8/17/12 off 8/24/12 Boneyard– Cast on 7/21/12, off 8/15/12 Charlie Chevron Scarf– Cast on 9/12, Cast off 9/17 ClapotisCast on 7/8/12, off 7/25/12 Ruffle Scarf for JanesaCast on & Finished 11/18/12
Dead Fish Hat– Joey (OoG) Cast on 12/4/12, Finished 12/7/12
- Dead Fish Hat Maddy (OoG) Made some serious progress on this watching the Packer game Saturday night. Should be finished by days end but I didn’t want to wait to find out before I posted! Cast on 1/5/13
Dead Fish Hat Audra (OoG)Cast on 8/14/12, Off 8/17 Dead Fish Hat Onna (OoG)Cast on 10/26/12, Finished 10/27/12 Irish Hiking Hatfor Scottie Cast on 7/31, Finished 8/1 Turn A Squarefor Mr.Me (OoG) Cast on 11/12/12, Finished 11/13/12 Turn A Squarefor James (OoG) cast AND finished on 11/11/12 Space Princess Hatfor Zig Cast on 11/15/12 Finished 11/17/12
- Scatness Tam The shark mittens and fish hat came first but I hope to have this one in the needles later this week
Just To Prove My Insanity
- EBI No progress to report
Tir Chonaillcast on 8/24, Finished 10/1/12 Ball SackCast on 7/12/12. Cast off 7/13/12 Tir Chonaill Trivet– Cast on 9/19, Cast off 9/20 Stocking Garters– Cast on 9/14, Finished 9/15 Nerwin/Batmeanie Caston 11/24/12, Finished 11/26/12 Modified Turn a SquareCast on 12/1/12 Finished 12/2/12 Cabled Square Hat Caston 12/2/12, Finished 12/3/12
Harry Potter House Cup Projects
Skull & Crossbones Dish ClothCast on 10/1/12, Finished 10/1/12 Granny Square Dish ClothCast on 10/8/12, Finished 10/8/12 Teeny Tiny SnowmenCast on 10/12/12, Finished 10/12/12 Winter Hiking HatCast on 11/29, Finished 11/30 Shark MittensCast on 1/4/13, Finished 1/5/13– quick knit for a Quidditch project- my submission for the Hogsmead team- the Hogsmead Horn Sharks. The final Fish hat on my Giftmas list is coordinating with this one for a Flying turn in this week.
Progress To Date:
Projects on the original list: 34
Projects on the list now: 48