Friday, July 8, 2016

A year of projects



I am joining another blogging challenge. This one is running from July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017. So, yes, I am already late to the party!

First we are to come up with a list of Knitting or Spinning projects for the year, and then every Sunday blog our progress.

So, here is my list:


Since I am late to the party I will include the project I finished yesterday, but would have been on my list if I had written this July 1.

0) Prince potholder Done

1) I am making another sweater/shawl in a lighter/finer yarn. It is gray with splotches of pink and blue. About 8 inches done on back to date. Update - July 15 - frogged. July 18 - started with different pattern and needles. Done

2) I need to finish the second diamondback sock - a sock made almost entirely of short rows! Done

3) A multi-coloured Elizabeth Zimmerman Baby Surprise Sweater - my second. - done

4) Spin all the fibre I have in my craft room - this is not as daunting as it seems. I have about 700 gms of fibre.

5) Card and spin the fleece I was given a year ago. It is washed - but is languishing in a brown paper bag.

6) Make the Nurmilintu Shawl - done

7) Knit two pairs of plain socks for my dh. His feet are size 9 but very very very very very wide - Done.

8) Finish my sock yarn blanket. It was been on the go since February 2014. I have 685 squares done, out of the needed 780. And then there is the edging! Done

9) Crochet Yoda. - done - and a stormtrooper too!

10) Finish knitting my stitch sampler shawl (see item 4 as I am knitting this shawl with only hand spun. I am on row 42 or 98 rows.) done

11) A purple baby hat for charity. - done

12) One pair of Baby diaper pants - done

13) Hemp potholder - Done July 18

14) A felted yarn bowl - Gave away yarn to little school in small community

15) Zodiac potholders - two done

16) Two pairs of socks for me - one Cookie A pattern - done, and the other Virrat Streams - done because I want to learn the riverbed architecture.

17) More Izzy dolls

added since I started:

18) C2C doll blanket - crochet - Done

19) Mosaic socks -Done

20) Peace Cowl x3 - Done

21) Uncia Shawl with London Loops yarn - Done

22) Charity knit socks for Covenant House - done

23) Illusion knit potholders - Done (6 to date)

24) prepare and spin 3 baby doll fleeces

25) make sweater out of above fleece

26) Tibetan socks out of homespun - done - 3 pairs

All of these projects I have the yarn or fibre for and I am committed to stash busting until December 31, 2016.
Update - Still no yarn purchases as of March 7, 2017.

Then?

Then all bets are off!

30 comments:

  1. Ooohhh, love the list. Had to chuckle about the stash busting until the end of 2016. So happy to have you joining us. Will be good to have new faces here.

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    1. So far the stash busting has been going well - I think I can last till December (although knit city is October so I will have to show restraint)

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  2. Great list, will be interested in seeing the spinning progress, it fascinates me.

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    1. It fascinates me too, but I am loving doing tourdefleece. Spinning everyday helps me see the progress I am making.

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  3. I look forward to getting to know you this YOP year. And I, too, look forward to seeing/reading about your spinning. Welcome to this year's party! :)

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  4. What a lovely list - I do like to see a bit of spinning! And socks are a particular favourite of mine.

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    1. I LOVE knitting socks - I have soooo many pairs now. and so many patterns I still want to knit.

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  5. The only 700 grams of fiber and stash busting til end of year made me smile. I like that you gave yourself plenty to do but that nothing was unobtainable. At least I don't think spinning 700 grams is going to take forever and a day but then I don't spin....

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    1. I can spin 50 gms in a couple of hours so I think I can manage it.

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  6. Welcome to the YOP year, no such thing as late starters. I love the list and can't wait to see all the makes and spinning when it comes. I'm smiling at the stash busting also :)

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    1. I am smiling about my stash busting too, but can't wait to be able to buy some more fleece. If I get all that I have spun I will allow myself that. ;)

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  7. What a great list. I have spinning on my list too, but I have to learn HOW to spin first, lol. So I'll be watching out for your spinning posts to give me the 'nudge' in that direction.

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    1. I am definitely a beginner. I took lessons in the fall of 2014, but didn't do a lot of spinning in 2015. Tour de Fleece has definitely got my spinning juices flowing again.

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  8. Terrific list! I like that you are using what you already have in your stash. Glad you are joining us :)

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    1. thank you. It is good to be here and stretch my blogging topics.

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  9. I love "year of" knitting projects! I do them all the time and never finish, but they're great motivation for me. Can't wait to see your progress!

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    1. I think this is just the push I need to get my blogging juices flowing again.

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  10. Nice list. I have always been fascinated with spinning but I already have too many hobbies. My husband tells me I need to pick one and focus on it lol I told him my focus is yarn... or thread, well, sometimes rope or cord too. I'm sort of focused. I look forward to seeing your progress!

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    1. funny! I am spinning so I can knit more because fleece is much cheaper than yarn!

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  11. Sounds like a great idea and looks like it will give you a good interaction platform. Will be checking your progress so good luck with it all. I'm on a crochet project right now. I made myself a bunting strip last year with Merry Christmas on it so I'm making one for each child. Well that's the plan!

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    1. That is a cool idea. I made knitting Christmas lights one year which were fiddly but fun all the same.

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  12. You have a great list here. Cookie A is such a math genius and her sock patterns are terrific. Monkey is popular and I recently knitted up a pair of Hederas for a KAL.

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    1. Thanks for the tips. I have one of her books so I will see if Monkey is in there. I do love math so a friend said I would love her socks.

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  13. You're so organised ! My craft and yarn cupboard looks like a feral cat fight took place in there...

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    1. The joys of being retired - plus this blogging challenge and Tour de Fleece and my stash busting challenge all helped me get organized. But trust me, most of my house and yard look like all hell has broken loose. ;)

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  14. Gee, that's a long list! It will be fun to follow your progress.

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    1. slowly getting through it (but I keep adding more projects...teehee)

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