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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

WIP Wednesday: Wait, WHAT?!

Happy Wednesday :)

Wait, what? I'm posting on a Wednesday? I've done squat for WEEKS and I'm bothering to post on a WIP Wednesday?

Yeah. I thought it was time and I have time and photos so I'm doing things like posting on a WIP Wednesday. So, let's see the goods already!


This is the first of my Oreo Socks. I'm almost to the toe decreases...almost...I keep knitting on these and I feel like they just DON'T. GET. LONGER. ::sigh:: Soon, my precious, soon. I'm making it up as I go along. Basically, it's a vanilla sock over 72 sts with about 1-1/4" of 2x2 ribbing at the top. The heel flap is the Modified Eye of Partridge Heel from Hermione's Everyday Socks, done over 36 sts. I'm using the Rounder Heel from Heels by the Number, which gives you a bunch of different heel turn options, depending on what sort of shape you want. I, personally, like the Rounder Heel...but admittedly haven't tried all of them (and probably won't except to test them out). I'm also using the Double Gusset Heel Decrease that I've used before. These socks are on the short side (for me - which is really short for most people) but that's what I was going for. Oh, and just for fun, I'm using Zitron Trekking XXL in Mint Oreo :)


I started a hat yesterday. In this case, it's the Hurricane Hat. I'm not very far into it but, again, I did just start it yesterday. The pattern wants you to CO 81 sts and when you join, you're supposed to knit the last and first stitch of the round together to give you 80.....but I just CO 80 sts and went from there. I also didn't do the M1 in the correct place. I did it at the beginning of the round instead of at the end of the round. Not that it matters much. I also did a round of plain knitting before I started the spiral pattern. Whatever, it works. I'm using Cascade 220 Superwash in Moss Agate for this one (I had something like three skeins in my stash so I'm using them up). And no, this pattern was not on my Year of Projects list. Sue me.

Anyway, I'm linking up with Tami :)

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Y3: Self-Imposed Year of Projects - Update #16

Happy Zombie Jesus Day :) Sorry, that's all I can think about on Easter...but it's Easter and I'm running late and there's really nothing going on. In fact, I'd venture to say that things are the same as last week: I'm working on my first Oreo Sock and that's about it.

Perhaps I will pop back in this week with photos from Little Man's first kite flying experience (if I can get the photos from Husband or get them off the camera myself)...and maybe some photos of what I've actually been working on. Or not. We'll see how things go. Stormageddon is making me rather tired as of late. So, between the holiday this weekend and Stormageddon and regular life.......well, I'm tired. It happens.

Anyway, I hope you've all had a lovely weekend :) I hope to be not so boring soon....

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Y3: Self-Imposed Year of Projects - Update #15

The weekend is getting away from me far too quickly. I have a friend from college here for a few days so we've been off doing things...yesterday, we drove up to Napa for the day (it it took far too long to get home), later today, we'll head over to Half Moon Bay (mmmm, fresh crab)...other than that, we don't have any major plans. But, knitting time will be limited for at least half of this week.

Pretty much everything is the same as last week. I'm just working on my Oreo Sock. I have about an inch and a half until I start working on the toe decreases. Nothing exciting.

Anyway, perhaps I'll be back mid-week or something. We'll have to see how things go...

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Y3: Self-Imposed Year of Projects - Update #14

I'm a bit behind this morning. Happy Sunday! Let's just get right to it :)

Finished Objects (FOs)     
1. Windschief: started January 3, 2014; finished January 10, 2014       
2. Welcome to the World Newborn Hat: started January 10, 2014; finished January 11, 2014     
3. Five Hour Baby Sweater: started January 16, 2014; finished January 29, 2014    
4. Baby Surprise Jacket: started May 27, 2013; finished February 2, 2014    
5. Welcome to the World Newborn Hat: started February 4, 2014; finished February 4, 2014   
6. Milo: started December 25, 2013; finished February 9, 2014  
7. Zombie ViXen Fingerless Mitts: started November 23, 2013; finished February 19, 2014
8. Traveling Vines Socks: started May 31, 2013; finished March 3, 2014
9. Babbeh Hat: started March 3, 2014; finished March 6, 2014


Nope, nothing (new) to see here...

 Works-In-Progress (WIPs)
1. Dragon's Egg Socks: started September 2, 2013
2. Oreo Socks: started March 8, 2014
3. Baby. 


Nope, nothing (new) to see here either! I finished up the heel flap, turn, and picking up stitches for my Oreo Sock and I maybe got the first decrease done. That's all I worked on.....pathetic. ::sigh::

My remaining lists:

 Children's Items
1. Mini Socks
2. Swirl Hat
3. Elefante
4. Hoo Hat
5. Otis Baby Hat
6. Nottingham
7. Shaun
8. Sea Turtle (need to purchase - $2)
9. Poppy
10. Gramps Cardigan (need to purchase - $6)
11. Greyson
12. Smaug Hat
13. Simple Newborn Hat

Items for Me (Selfish Knitting, FTW!)
1. Hermione Hearts Ron
2. Godric's Hollow Hat
3. Jabberwonky (which might be in the SSCB below but I don't remember)
4. November Leaves (need to purchase - $5)
5. Gallifrey Fingerless Mitts
6. Weeping Angel Socks
7. Stormont
8. Drip Drip Drop (which might be in the SSCB below but I don't remember)

Secret Sock Club Bags
(These bags are already set up with pattern and yarn - I just pick one at random and no, I don't remember what I put in there right now...I can go look later, if you're really interested. I really probably should...)

Sweater for Me
1. Ginny's Cardigan
2. I Heart Cardigans (need to purchase - $6CAN)
3. Moyen Age (need to purchase - $7)
4. Julissa (need to purchase - $6.50)
5. Ardys

Shawl for Me
1. Pacific Shawl
2. See You in September
3. Boneyard Shawl

Designs
1. Little Man's Baby Blanket
2. Susan's Hat (adult and child versions)
3. Assorted Dishcloths
4. Traveling Vines projects (adult socks, baby socks, scarf, hat, fingerless mitts, shawl, etc.)
5. Pinwheel Market Bag
6. Anything else that comes along at the right time




With Stormageddon's impending arrival sometime in late September/early October, I think I'm going to be reassessing my list soon. There are just some things that I won't be making (like all my sweaters - none of them are going to fit my growing belly) and a few things (quite a few things) that I probably just won't get around to, especially as my knitting mojo seems to have wandered off to go bowling and forgot how to get home. ::sigh::

Little Man spends most of his waking hours (at home) naked. He'll go on the potty that way...put anything on him and it's a crap shoot that usually involves cleaning up pee, hence being naked. It's just easier. 

Husband has had the plague all week. He finally started feeling a bit like a human should feel yesterday. He finally went to the doctor on Thursday and it's a good thing he did. He has bronchitis, an ear infection, and probably strep. If he had waited a few more days (like until today or tomorrow), he'd probably be in the hospital with pneumonia. It also appears that he has not shared with Little Man or me...which is grand. I don't have time for being sick. I have enough going on without that. 

Anyway, I should wander off...Little Man and I are watching Despicable Me 2 :) He loves the Minions!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Y3: Self-Imposed Year of Projects - Update #13

Happy 13th update and Sunday and weekend and so on and so forth :)

I'm going to be perfectly honest, nothing has really changed since last week other than I'm working on the heel flap of my first Oreo Sock and I worked a couple rows on my Dragon's Egg Socks. Also, baby is still in there and has little parties at the most inopportune times (like 5:45am, just after I've gotten up to pee or while I'm driving).

Nothing exciting there.

Little Man has spent a good portion of the last week running around naked. We're still working on the potty training. He also developed a rash on the back of his neck. The pediatrician said it looks like Fifth Disease (also known as slap-cheek syndrome) but, honestly, I've looked at probably six dozen (or more) photos of the rashes associated with it...and his rash doesn't look anything like any of the photographs. Sooooo, I'm not sure he actually has it. But, I'm not a doctor. Honestly, I don't think the pediatrician knew what it was, either. Unfortunately, if it is Fifth Disease, it can cause some pretty big problems for pregnant women and their unborn babies (if they don't have the antibodies). ::sigh:: So, tomorrow I get to call the OB and probably have a blood test done to check for the antibodies. Honestly, having worked in daycare and schools, I probably have the antibodies and don't have anything to worry about. I'm still not thrilled about it, though.

Anyway, that's honestly about all that's been going on around here.

Sorry, the suburban life gets mundane sometimes....

Perhaps photos will show up next week. We'll see!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Y3: Self-Imposed Year of Projects - Update #12

Happy Sunday!

It's been a rather busy, yet mundane week around here. I'll be honest, not a lot was accomplished...but, we'll get to it anyway :)

Finished Objects (FOs)     
1. Windschief: started January 3, 2014; finished January 10, 2014       
2. Welcome to the World Newborn Hat: started January 10, 2014; finished January 11, 2014     
3. Five Hour Baby Sweater: started January 16, 2014; finished January 29, 2014    
4. Baby Surprise Jacket: started May 27, 2013; finished February 2, 2014    
5. Welcome to the World Newborn Hat: started February 4, 2014; finished February 4, 2014   
6. Milo: started December 25, 2013; finished February 9, 2014  
7. Zombie ViXen Fingerless Mitts: started November 23, 2013; finished February 19, 2014
8. Traveling Vines Socks: started May 31, 2013; finished March 3, 2014
9. Babbeh Hat: started March 3, 2014; finished March 6, 2014


Nope, nothing new finished. I'm not surprised actually. I don't expect to finish much for awhile...unless I start another small project and I might. But I haven't.

 Works-In-Progress (WIPs)
1. Dragon's Egg Socks: started September 2, 2013
2. Oreo Socks: started March 8, 2014

3. Baby. 

I worked a little bit on my Oreo Socks this week. I have maybe 3" from cuff to where I am right now...on the first sock. I just haven't spent much time knitting. I'd rather be sleeping.

Anyway, moving on...wait, what? What do you mean I have another WIP to talk about? No I do-.....wait, what? Does that say...? IT DOES!

BABY!

Yes, you read that correctly. I'm working on a really big WIP :) And as I'm officially 12 weeks along, I can share. I suppose I could have shared earlier but the common practice is to wait until 12 weeks. So, I waited until 12 weeks...and, oh look, it coincides with the 12th update for this year :)

It certainly explains why I haven't done much knitting and have been going to bed early and have been feeling like poo for the last three months, doesn't it?


Anyway, yes...moving on for real...
 
Children's Items
1. Mini Socks
2. Swirl Hat
3. Elefante
4. Hoo Hat
5. Otis Baby Hat
6. Nottingham
7. Shaun
8. Sea Turtle (need to purchase - $2)
9. Poppy
10. Gramps Cardigan (need to purchase - $6)
11. Greyson
12. Smaug Hat
13. Simple Newborn Hat

Items for Me (Selfish Knitting, FTW!)
1. Hermione Hearts Ron
2. Godric's Hollow Hat
3. Jabberwonky (which might be in the SSCB below but I don't remember)
4. November Leaves (need to purchase - $5)
5. Gallifrey Fingerless Mitts
6. Weeping Angel Socks
7. Stormont
8. Drip Drip Drop (which might be in the SSCB below but I don't remember)

Secret Sock Club Bags
(These bags are already set up with pattern and yarn - I just pick one at random and no, I don't remember what I put in there right now...I can go look later, if you're really interested. I really probably should...)

Sweater for Me
1. Ginny's Cardigan
2. I Heart Cardigans (need to purchase - $6CAN)
3. Moyen Age (need to purchase - $7)
4. Julissa (need to purchase - $6.50)
5. Ardys

Shawl for Me
1. Pacific Shawl
2. See You in September
3. Boneyard Shawl

Designs
1. Little Man's Baby Blanket
2. Susan's Hat (adult and child versions)
3. Assorted Dishcloths
4. Traveling Vines projects (adult socks, baby socks, scarf, hat, fingerless mitts, shawl, etc.)
5. Pinwheel Market Bag
6. Anything else that comes along at the right time









I just don't know what to work on next. If anyone wants to make an argument for or against something, please try to sway me....I'm not sure where to go from where I am. Oh well.


Anyway, I hope you're all having a lovely Sunday :)

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Y3: Self-Imposed Year of Projects - Update #11

Happy Sunday! We all know what we're here for so I suppose we should probably just get to it :)

 
Finished Objects (FOs)     
1. Windschief: started January 3, 2014; finished January 10, 2014       
2. Welcome to the World Newborn Hat: started January 10, 2014; finished January 11, 2014     
3. Five Hour Baby Sweater: started January 16, 2014; finished January 29, 2014    
4. Baby Surprise Jacket: started May 27, 2013; finished February 2, 2014    
5. Welcome to the World Newborn Hat: started February 4, 2014; finished February 4, 2014   
6. Milo: started December 25, 2013; finished February 9, 2014  
7. Zombie ViXen Fingerless Mitts: started November 23, 2013; finished February 19, 2014
8. Traveling Vines Socks: started May 31, 2013; finished March 3, 2014
9. Babbeh Hat: started March 3, 2014; finished March 6, 2014


I've not finished anything new but I did blog about the Traveling Vines Socks and the Babbeh Hat on Friday. I don't expect that I'll finish anything for awhile unless I start something small but we'll see how things go. 

 Works-In-Progress (WIPs)
1. Dragon's Egg Socks: started September 2, 2013
2. Oreo Socks: started March 8, 2014


I've also started nothing new. I worked a teensy bit on the first of my Oreo Socks but nothing worth noting, honestly. 


My remaining lists look like this:
 
  Children's Items
1. Mini Socks
2. Swirl Hat
3. Elefante
4. Hoo Hat
5. Otis Baby Hat
6. Nottingham
7. Shaun
8. Sea Turtle (need to purchase - $2)
9. Poppy
10. Gramps Cardigan (need to purchase - $6)
11. Greyson
12. Smaug Hat
13. Simple Newborn Hat

Items for Me (Selfish Knitting, FTW!)
1. Hermione Hearts Ron
2. Godric's Hollow Hat
3. Jabberwonky (which might be in the SSCB below but I don't remember)
4. November Leaves (need to purchase - $5)
5. Gallifrey Fingerless Mitts
6. Weeping Angel Socks
7. Stormont
8. Drip Drip Drop (which might be in the SSCB below but I don't remember)

Secret Sock Club Bags
(These bags are already set up with pattern and yarn - I just pick one at random and no, I don't remember what I put in there right now...I can go look later, if you're really interested. I really probably should...)

Sweater for Me
1. Ginny's Cardigan
2. I Heart Cardigans (need to purchase - $6CAN)
3. Moyen Age (need to purchase - $7)
4. Julissa (need to purchase - $6.50)
5. Ardys

Shawl for Me
1. Pacific Shawl
2. See You in September
3. Boneyard Shawl

Designs
1. Little Man's Baby Blanket
2. Susan's Hat (adult and child versions)
3. Assorted Dishcloths
4. Traveling Vines projects (adult socks, baby socks, scarf, hat, fingerless mitts, shawl, etc.)
5. Pinwheel Market Bag
6. Anything else that comes along at the right time






There hasn't been a whole lot going on around here lately. For that, I apologize. I guess we're just living the boring, suburban life...which is probably a good thing. I'd rather we be living the boring life than where we were two years ago: Husband out of a job, Little Man not even a year and a half, and the constant worry of what would happen next.


Some things can be said for consistency.


Anyway, I hope you're all having a lovely weekend :)

Friday, March 14, 2014

FO Friday: The Sock Edition...And a Hat?!

Happy Friday! I totally forgot that it's Friday...but, a few FO Friday posts reminded me that it was, in fact, Friday, and that I should probably get on with a FO Friday post...

These socks have been a loooooooooong time in the making. The idea popped into my head after I had been knitting maybe a year...maybe. I decided that I could be a designer (really, it can't be that hard, can it?!) and I made this scarf using some relatively newly-stashed yarn and a stitch dictionary that I had picked up at Barnes & Noble. Anyway, I made the scarf and when I was about halfway through it, I thought that the stitch pattern might be nice on other things. Well, about a year after that (around the time I finished the scarf), I was taking a sock class at Wisconsin Sheep & Wool (and I was very pregnant with Little Man at the time)...and the idea came into my head again. So, I made a prototype for the baby sock version...and then I made the second one. And then the idea sat for awhile....over a year.

But, I started the socks and now I've finished them and I can share them...

Traveling Vines Socks (link to Project Page)

Pattern: Traveling Vines Socks by me
Time Frame: started May 31, 2013; finished March 3, 2014
Yarn: Cascade Heritage Solids in Italian Plum (less than one skein - I expect I'd be able to squeeze a baby pair out of the remaining portion)
Needles: US #1 (2.25 mm)
Size: Sized to fit me (70 sts.)
Modifications: None. It's my pattern. However, straying from "conventional" top-down sock fashion, I used a Double Gusset Heel instead of the regular gusset decreases...but that's not really a modification in that I intend to include that in the pattern (as well as the regular gusset decreases).
Thoughts: These took much longer than intended but it was mostly because I was working on writing down what I was doing at the same time. The second sock went faster than the first, except when I was trying to match the other sock at the heel/gussets. So, I have the 70 st. size worked out but I also intend to have 60 st. and 80 st. sizes for adult feet (and then there are the baby/child sizes but that's a whole other ball of wax). I need to figure out the math for the heel turn and gussets on those sizes. Then I might have a working pattern. I've decided I'm going to try to self-publish this one and we'll see what happens. I was tossed about whether to self-publish or to submit it for publication elsewhere and the problem I keep coming back to is the Double Gusset Heel that I use. It is not my creation but it can be found online for free.....so, I'm tossed about it. I don't want people to think it's my creation (which is why I'll have a link to her directions and I will definitely not claim it as my own). But it's one of those things...

Anyway, yes, my socks are done and I can wear them and they're lovely and you know you want them! Too bad. The pattern isn't done yet.


But, I said this was a twofer...and so it is :)

Babbeh Hat (link to Project Page)

Pattern: None. I came up with it on spur of the moment...
Time Frame: started March 3, 2014; finished March 6, 2014
Yarn: Yarn Hollow Twisted in Ganesha (it used to be called Licorice Twist or something like that but Twisted is the "new" version of the same yarn)
Needles: US #7 (4.5 mm)
Size: 70 sts.
Modifications: None. There's no pattern to modify
Thoughts: Well, this isn't exactly a baby hat...it fits Little Man (3 years old). It was intended to be a baby hat but when it got long enough, I tried it on Little Man and it fit him...so it's a hat for him. I have some yarn leftover but I'm not sure it's enough for an actual baby hat. So, I might stripe it with something else for another project another day. So, aside from my "whoops" that this hat is for Little Man, it's fabulous :)


Anyway, it does not appear that Tami has a link today so I'm just going to go on with life...

Monday, March 10, 2014

The Stitches Haul...and other Stitches Follies :)

Stitches West happened a couple weekends ago and I was able to partake. Now, I've been to Stitches Midwest in Chicago (Schaumburg) a couple of times; the first when Little Man was around 10 months old and the second was last fall when we were back in Wisconsin, visiting. It's a big marketplace, a zillion vendors, food, and the weather is usually behaving.

What I'm trying to say is that I thought I was prepared for Stitches West.



I was not.


Stitches West is HUGE compared to Stitches Midwest and, let's be honest, Stitches Midwest isn't exactly the local craft fair.

I visited the marketplace on Friday (with Little Man in his stroller) and again on Saturday (with a friend and no children). I wish I had taken more photos...or, rather, any photos, of the marketplace. It was....well, HUGE doesn't even begin to describe it. I think the best way to describe it is this: think of your favorite mall (conventional mall, not a strip mall). Now, imagine that you wanted to visit every single store because there was something there you wanted to look at. That's what Stitches West is like. And that's why it took me several hours to go through the marketplace...both times. Granted, they were two different situations but it was still utter insanity.

But, we're not here to talk about that...we're here to talk about the lovely parting gifts :)

Let's start with project bags. I'm kind of a sucker for project bags...and you can find them at Stitches West :)


Harry Potter project bags

Sheep project bags

Yarnover Truck project tote

I picked up bags from the following places: Slipped Stitch Studios (the Harry Potter bags), Erin Lane Bags (the sheep), and the Yarnover Truck (the tote).

I've eyed bags from Slipped Stitch Studio for awhile, just never finding the "right" time to pick any up. And then I saw the Harry Potter bags. I didn't even think about it. They were mine :) If I had been able to go Thursday night for the marketplace preview, I could have gotten my hands on some fabulous Doctor Who bags, but, alas, those were gone by Friday.

I've got several bags from Erin Lane. I love that they don't slip back open, no matter how much you shake them. It's kind of fabulous.

The Yarnover Truck is an interesting concept. It's literally a yarn store in a truck that travels around southern California. Their website has a list of events and locations. It's really nice for someone that maybe doesn't have an actual local yarn shop or can't get to the nearest one.



Aside from project bags, I picked up a few other Bits and Bobs...

Stitch Markers

Dragonfly Stitch Markers

Ravenclaw notions kit

Inside the Ravenclaw notions kit

Bertie Bots Every Flavor Beans and Doctor Who stitch marker boxes

Inside the boxes

Flexible blocking wires

I picked up two sets of stitch markers, both from the same place...and I bought stitch markers from the same people at Interweave Knitting Lab this past fall.......but I cannot, for the life of me, remember who they were! So, if you went to Stitches West, enlighten me, please! They also had the handmade, wooden sock blockers (and I almost bought a Harry Potter one). Little Man picked out the black and white ones while I picked out the dragonfly ones.

The notions boxes also came from Slipped Stitch Studios. The Doctor Who stitch markers box was the last Doctor Who anything they had...I almost bought two but I was a good girl. I also picked up the Bertie Bots one and the Ravenclaw one. It was between Ravenclaw and Slytherin and I picked Ravenclaw. That box has travel scissors (really, really sharp ones), a row counter, stitch markers, a tape measure, and some magnetic pattern keepeers. It's about the size of a deck of cards.

Lastly, in the Bits and Bobs section, I found some flexible blocking wires. I've been thinking about blocking wires for awhile but those are always straight and pretty rigid. These have some bend for things like circular and semi-circular shawls. I think that will help with shawl blocking (if I ever actually get around to making any shawls aside from the two that I've made).


And then there are the Patterns...

Botanical Knits by Alana Dakos

Wee Cardi from Big Bad Wool

I picked up a copy of Botanical Knits by Alana Dakos (link to blog) whilst I was there. I've gone back and forth about it but seeing some of the actual FOs in front of me convinced me that I should probably own the book....that and the sweaters are actually sized to fit someone my size :) Also, Alana is adorable and easy to talk to. So, the book came home with me...

I also picked up a pattern from Big Bad Wool...and the buttons to go with it. It was too adorable not to pick it up...not that I've started it yet.



And now, THE YARN! Of course I bought yarn. What are you, nuts?!

Shaky K Fibers

Verdant Gryphon Eidos in The Enchanted Forest

Verdant Gryphon Mondegreen in Kicking the Dancing Queen

Cephalopod Yarns Bugga!

The Plucky Knitter Primo Sport in Vert

Miss Babs Yummy in Funny Papers

Miss Babs Yowza - Whatta Skein in Just a Little Evil

Cascade 128 Superwash

Cascade 220 Superwash Aran

This is pretty tame and well-behaved for me. Only ten skeins of yarn, two of which are for swatching for a specific project (the Cascade)...though, I do have ideas for the rest of them, too (but those are just ideas).




Soooooo......my Stitches West haul for February 2014.

And the yarn diet continues.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Y3: Self-Imposed Year of Projects - Update #10

First and foremost: my laptop is back in fabulous working order. Husband replaced the hard drive (with a solid-state hard drive) and added more RAM, then told it to restore from the backup. It's much more fabulous now :) Well, it does what I want it to, anyway...

Secondly, it's Sunday and that means it's time for another installment of my Self-Imposed Year of Projects. 


Finished Objects (FOs)     
1. Windschief: started January 3, 2014; finished January 10, 2014       
2. Welcome to the World Newborn Hat: started January 10, 2014; finished January 11, 2014     
3. Five Hour Baby Sweater: started January 16, 2014; finished January 29, 2014    
4. Baby Surprise Jacket: started May 27, 2013; finished February 2, 2014    
5. Welcome to the World Newborn Hat: started February 4, 2014; finished February 4, 2014   
6. Milo: started December 25, 2013; finished February 9, 2014  
7. Zombie ViXen Fingerless Mitts: started November 23, 2013; finished February 19, 2014
8. Traveling Vines Socks: started May 31, 2013; finished March 3, 2014
9. Babbeh Hat: started March 3, 2014; finished March 6, 2014 

Since last weekend, I've finished two projects. Oh, and I blogged about another one. I've finished up my first prototype of my Traveling Vines Socks...I think I'm going to self-publish this one but I haven't quite decided yet. I suppose I need to finish the other two sizes first, though. Anyway, I also started and finished a hat. I think it's for Little Man but he doesn't seem too keen on wearing it...little booger. Hopefully he'll change his mind about it. 


 Works-In-Progress (WIPs)

1. Dragon's Egg Socks: started September 2, 2013
2. Oreo Socks: started March 8, 2014 

Yeah, I'm down to two WIPs again. And they're both socks. I started a pair of vanilla socks using some Trekking XXL in Mint Oreo...hence, Oreo Socks. I think I still have plans for another project but I cannot decide which one. I've had someone suggest that I should start a shawl...and I probably will as soon as I find the yarn I plan to use. I think I've even decided that. I'm kind of proud of myself...

My remaining lists...

  Children's Items
1. Mini Socks
2. Swirl Hat
3. Elefante
4. Hoo Hat
5. Otis Baby Hat
6. Nottingham
7. Shaun
8. Sea Turtle (need to purchase - $2)
9. Poppy
10. Gramps Cardigan (need to purchase - $6)
11. Greyson
12. Smaug Hat
13. Simple Newborn Hat

Items for Me (Selfish Knitting, FTW!)
1. Hermione Hearts Ron
2. Godric's Hollow Hat
3. Jabberwonky (which might be in the SSCB below but I don't remember)
4. November Leaves (need to purchase - $5)
5. Gallifrey Fingerless Mitts
6. Weeping Angel Socks
7. Stormont
8. Drip Drip Drop (which might be in the SSCB below but I don't remember)

Secret Sock Club Bags
(These bags are already set up with pattern and yarn - I just pick one at random and no, I don't remember what I put in there right now...I can go look later, if you're really interested. I really probably should...)

Sweater for Me
1. Ginny's Cardigan
2. I Heart Cardigans (need to purchase - $6CAN)
3. Moyen Age (need to purchase - $7)
4. Julissa (need to purchase - $6.50)
5. Ardys

Shawl for Me
1. Pacific Shawl
2. See You in September
3. Boneyard Shawl

Designs
1. Little Man's Baby Blanket
2. Susan's Hat (adult and child versions)
3. Assorted Dishcloths
4. Traveling Vines projects (adult socks, baby socks, scarf, hat, fingerless mitts, shawl, etc.)
5. Pinwheel Market Bag
6. Anything else that comes along at the right time


Now that my laptop is fixed, I should be getting around to my Stitches West haul type post and maybe a few other random things. Also, I don't know that I ever showed photos from our cruise over New Years. Or maybe I did.....I still need to get some of the photos from Husband in order to do that, however. Oh well. 

Anyway, I hope you've all had a lovely weekend and such :)