YOP 2/24/13- Slow but Steady

Once again the progress report is slow but steady.  I think what’s happening here is the annual funk I get in around the beginning of March combined with cabin fever and the rush to finish all.the.things at work.  It will pass.  And until it does I keep plotting ways to escape.  We have been talking about a long weekend in Vegas but the price seems to have increased significantly in 2 days time.  So that has me looking to other locations… Florida? Nassau Bahamas? Mexico? I dunno, but it’s definitely cabin fever. I’ll report in later if we pick something or just wait it out like usual.

In the mean time, knitting progress is slow but steady.  I finished my Bella’s Mittens this weekend and have made some nice progress on my Merlia scarf.  Also finished another skein of yarn.  I think that’s been my favorite thing lately spinning I mean, because I can definitely see some huge improvement in my abilities.  Now I’m at the point where I’m starting to spin with projects in mind as opposed to spinning just for spinning’s sake. There is definitely a whole new level of satisfaction involved in finishing a project that’s mine from start to finish! I expect my next year of projects will involved a lot more knitting out of my own yarn…

So, now for the official progress report:

Socks (1 pair per month is my goal)

  1. Deranged Dad Socks (f/k/a Argyles for Dad) Cast on 7/10/12, on hiatus as of 8/13/12
  2. Celtic Beaded Socks Completed 8/9/12
  3. Baldersquash (Smart Ass Knitter’s World Domination Club June 2012 pattern)
  4. Plain socks for dad (another Orgy of Greed gift) Cast on 9/10/12, Finished 11/18/12
  5. Masonic Lodge Cast on 11/18/12, finished 12/27/12.
  6. Jaywalker (still lovely but in danger of being replaced)
  7. Helen Socks Cast on 12/29/12, Moving along nicely on sock #2
  8. Hoot & A Half Still haven’t decided if this one’s staying put or going to make way for a different pattern
  9. Lenore  Cast on 12/29 , finished 2/11/12
  10. Winding Road Socks Cast on 8/16 Finished 9/9/12
  11. Terpander Cast on 12/29/12
  12. Staked  Cast on 12/30/12 Finished 2/1/13.


  1. Insouciant
  2. Camden Place Cardigan Started 10/9/12, Finished 11/11/12
  3. Ink (Formerly Emma’s Chemise)
  4. Elphaba the sequel

Shawls, Scarves, etc

  1. Irish Hiking Scarf Cast on 7/28/12, Completed 7/31/12.
  2. Whipoorwhill– Cast on 9/15/12 Finished 11/20/12
  3. Jagged Edge – Cast on 11/23/12, Finished 1/4/13
  4. Shawl Test-Knit for one of my Harry Potter House Cup friends. To be cast on at the beginning of March (Formerly Pogona)
  5. Ruffle Scarf for April (OoG) Cast on 11/17/12, Finished 11/18/12
  6. Wingspan– Cast on 8/17/12 off 8/24/12
  7. Boneyard– Cast on 7/21/12, off 8/15/12
  8. Charlie Chevron Scarf– Cast on 9/12, Cast off 9/17
  9. Clapotis Cast on 7/8/12, off 7/25/12
  10. Ruffle Scarf for Janesa Cast on & Finished 11/18/12


  1. Dead Fish Hat– Joey (OoG) Cast on 12/4/12, Finished 12/7/12
  2. Dead Fish Hat Maddy (OoG) Cast on 1/5/13, Finished 1/6/13
  3. Dead Fish Hat Audra (OoG) Cast on 8/14/12, Off 8/17
  4. Dead Fish Hat Onna (OoG) Cast on 10/26/12, Finished 10/27/12
  5. Irish Hiking Hat for Scottie Cast on 7/31, Finished 8/1
  6. Turn A Square for Mr.Me (OoG) Cast on 11/12/12, Finished 11/13/12
  7. Turn A Square for James (OoG) cast AND finished on 11/11/12
  8. Space Princess Hat for Zig Cast on 11/15/12 Finished 11/17/12
  9. Scatness Tam  Cast on 1/18/13, Finished 1/26/13.

Just To Prove My Insanity

  1. EBI No progress to report
  2. Tir Chonaill cast on 8/24, Finished 10/1/12
  3. Ball Sack Cast on 7/12/12. Cast off 7/13/12
  4. Tir Chonaill Trivet– Cast on 9/19, Cast off 9/20
  5. Stocking Garters– Cast on 9/14, Finished 9/15
  6. Nerwin/Batmeanie Cast on 11/24/12, Finished 11/26/12
  7. Modified Turn a Square Cast on 12/1/12 Finished 12/2/12
  8. Cabled Square Hat Cast on 12/2/12, Finished 12/3/12
  9. Slytherin House Colors Hat Cast on 1/12/13, Finished 1/17/13

Harry Potter House Cup Projects

  1. Skull & Crossbones Dish Cloth Cast on 10/1/12, Finished 10/1/12
  2. Granny Square Dish Cloth Cast on 10/8/12, Finished 10/8/12
  3. Teeny Tiny Snowmen  Cast on 10/12/12, Finished 10/12/12
  4. Winter Hiking Hat Cast on 11/29, Finished 11/30
  5. Shark Mittens Cast on 1/4/13, Finished 1/5/13
  6. Come Together Cast on 1/11/13, Finished 1/12/13
  7. Wrought Iron Mitts– Cast on 1/23/13, Finished 1/27/13
  8. Merlia Scarf Cast on 1/27/13 I’m on repeat #4 or maybe 5. Coming along nicely and I FINALLY finished the first skein of yarn!
  9. Ahoy Princess Beret The other part of my Broom- This may end up coming off the list depending on how much I accomplish on the scarf. It was added to up the yardage for the HPKCHC BROOM project but I an not sure I’ll finish the scarf at all let alone get the yardage I need os the hat that was added just to up the yardage may come off in the end.
  10. Wrought Iron Mitts the redeux  (the red ones) cast on 2/1/13, Finished 2/3/13.
  11. Bella’s Mittens Casting on 2/17/13, Finished 2/23/13
  12. Cabled Slouch Hat, Cast on 2/9/13, Finished 2/10/13.  Love this one, too! It was knit using one of my first useable skeins
  13. Baby hat
  14. Baby hat
  15. Cabled Headband Cast on 2/8/13, Finished 2/9/13. This was ultimately a test knit for the alterations I’m going to make on the pattern for my Bella’s Mittens.

Progress To Date:

Projects on the original list: 34

Projects on the list now: 59

OTN 3/15

Completed 45/59


9 responses to “YOP 2/24/13- Slow but Steady

  1. I vote for AZ, and I bet I can find four seconds pretty easily.

    • Actually it was realizing that niggling feeling about the first weekend I was pricing was niggling because we have girls night on the calendar that week!

      • See…it’s not all bleak in March! I’ll even try and sneak some warm weather and sunshine in my suitcase.

  2. Slow but steady is good, looking forward to seeing if you hop off for a weekend and looking forward to seeing some things from your own yarn.

  3. That’s a really great way to look at the spinning thing. I’m a bit stuck because I’m spinning for spinning’s sake … I’m not good enough yet to spin with an end project in mind. I’d better get back to it!

    We all have the February blahs around here. But the days are getting longer and the sun’s feeling warmer, so I expect we’ll feel more upbeat in the next several weeks 🙂 Have fun if you dash away somewhere!

  4. I’d say come to the west coast, but it’s pretty grey out here right now. No snow, though 🙂

    Spinning is so addictive– I’m finding it easier to not increase my commercially spun yarn stash because I love knitting with my own yarn so much. I’m not where you are, skill wise, not even close, but you’re definitely an inspiration!

  5. Steady is good. Have fun planning a get away

  6. I just try to sit during the february blahs…cuz with the first hint of spring..then I want start all kinds of projects and usually exhaust myself..

  7. I think its AWESOME you are making your own yarn. I really do hope to get to that point in my abilities.

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