So, WOW. It’s kinda been a while since I updated my progress, let alone my blog! My excuse the first weekend of April was being too busy soaking up sun that produced actual warmth in Fabulous
Lost Wages Las Vegas. The thinly veiled excuse was a quick anniversary get away (we celebrated our 13th on April 1st) but the reality was a desperate need for sun. Wisconsin has been in short supply lately, especially the variety that produces actual heat. The trip was made even more fun by the fact that one of my best friends (I’m a lucky girl, I have 2! This one’s the sister I never had) and her hubby met us out there for part of the weekend. There was far too much sun, fun and booze to be had to bother blogging- I’m sure you understand.
Last weekend, though. I really have no excuse for that one. Sometimes lazy wins. Or maybe it will sound better if I put it a different way… I was too busy knitting to stop and update my project list! Yes. That sounds much better! And it’s not entirely untrue! Work has been nuts lately, too, which has left me little attention span at the end of the day so I’ve chosen to use what’s left to further progress on the list than to spend more time on the computer. This may continue to hold for a while or it may not. Time will tell.
As for the knitting, progress is slow but steady on Ink. The raglan increases seemed to take years instead of a couple of weeks but they are finally done and I’ve separated the sleeve stitches onto holders for the time being. Ravelry Red Malabrigo Sock was an excellent choice for this sweater. The color is rich enough to be interesting but still show off the cables very nicely and, as always, the yarn is a joy to knit with. I was hoping I could get most of the way through it in April and I’m not sure that’s going to happen but I’m enjoying the knit so I’m just going with it right now.
The only other thing on my needles right now is the vanilla sock. I’m working the gusset so it might actually be a whole sock by the end of the week. Or, since I’m only working on it at lunch, it might not. Either way, it’s something to knit and that’s really all I need in the world!
So anyway, the list as it stands today:
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. 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 TerpanderCast on 12/29/12, Finished 3/25/13 StakedCast on 12/30/12 Finished 2/1/13.
- Plain Jane Movie socks- needed a quick grab to work on at the movie, vanilla socks cast on in the dark. Good times. Cast on 3/16/13
Camden Place CardiganStarted 10/9/12, Finished 11/11/12
- Ink Cast on 3/25/12. Finished the raglan increases on 4/17 and am plugging away on my new Signature Needles!
- 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, Still napping
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- napping. I love the scarf, no question, but I’m haivng a hard time working on something this specifically winter oriented right now. So it’s napping.
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 Bear SweaterCast on 3/15/12, finished 3/20/13. Baby Bear hat– Cast on 3/20/13, finished 3/23/13 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: 58