So, it would seem I’m once again chasing the pack where blogging is concerned. I finally got all the goods to the tax accountant so things at work are settling down a bit. This will hopefully mean good things for the blogging time! Of course the bigger road block has been balancing time between the computer and the crafting. Mostly I’ve chosen the knitting and spinning. And in the last 2 weeks, mostly the spinning. There’s not been a lot of movement on the project list. I’ve finished another pair of socks, am on the 2nd of the 4th pair for my Winter Term HPKCHC OWL and have started the shawl that I’m attempting as a test knit. The scarf I was hoping to finish for the BROOM is not so likely to be finished but I’m still loving the scarf and knitting along happily on it.
The shawl, well, that is something of another story all together. I excitedly cast it on on the 1st, so excited to get started, but it tried to make me crazy from the get go. It’s a 6 row repeat on a lace pattern that just refused to cooperate. So after no less than 7 failed attempts, I finally managed ONE repeat before I borked the 2nd row of the 2nd repeat. Considering the pattern calls for 80 repeats of this one chart, it was not looking good. So I set it aside and focused on socks. But last night something made me want to try again. So I did. And I quickly managed 4 repeats without much trouble at all. SO I’m hopign this means good things. For tonight I’m trying to get through the toe and start the pattern on my 2nd Terpander sock so that I’m ready to work on that one at lunch tomorrow but then maybe I”ll work on the shawl at home. Or the scarf. Or maybe the Epic Blanket of Insanity. I dunno. But I’ll figure it out.
Anyway, the the official progress report for the last 2 weeks:
Socks (1 pair per month is my goal)
- Deranged Dad Socks (f/k/a Argyles for Dad) 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 SocksCast on 12/29/12, Finished 3/10/13
- Hoot & A Half Still haven’t decided if this one’s staying put or going to make way for a different pattern
LenoreCast on 12/29 , finished 2/11/12 Winding Road SocksCast on 8/16 Finished 9/9/12
- Terpander Cast on 12/29/12
StakedCast on 12/30/12 Finished 2/1/13.
Camden Place CardiganStarted 10/9/12, Finished 11/11/12
- Ink (Formerly Emma’s Chemise)
- Elphaba the sequel
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
- Shawl Test-Knit for one of my Harry Potter House Cup friends. To be cast on at the beginning of March (Formerly Pogona)- Cast on 3/1/13
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 HatMaddy (OoG) Cast on 1/5/13, Finished 1/6/13 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 TamCast on 1/18/13, Finished 1/26/13.
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/BatmeanieCast on 11/24/12, Finished 11/26/12 Modified Turn a SquareCast on 12/1/12 Finished 12/2/12 Cabled Square HatCast on 12/2/12, Finished 12/3/12 Slytherin House Colors HatCast on 1/12/13, Finished 1/17/13
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 Come TogetherCast on 1/11/13, Finished 1/12/13 Wrought Iron Mitts– Cast on 1/23/13, Finished 1/27/13
- 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!
- 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.
Wrought Iron Mitts the redeux(the red ones) cast on 2/1/13, Finished 2/3/13. Bella’s MittensCasting on 2/17/13, Finished 2/23/13 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
- Baby hat
- Baby hat
Cabled HeadbandCast 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