Monday, July 13, 2015

A Year of Projects 2015-2016 Week 2

My first update and I'm already making changes to my list, lol.  I've decided not to participate in the Picnic Basket CAL afterall.  I think I'm going to replace it with my Celtic Cables Craftsy Class.  The yarn for that is already in my stash and summer vacation seems like a good time to start the class.

There was not much knitting/crocheting this week.  I managed to add a few rows to both my projects but that's about it.  Summer vacation has been busier than expected.  It should let up a bit after this week.

This week's photos:

Wrapped in Warmth

 I was able to get through my UFOs basket and picked two projects to complete this quarter.  There's no pattern for the orange project.  It's going to be a bag, I'm just making it up as I go along.  When it was started the goal was to use up the Orange yarn.

The next UFO up is the Stolen Moments wrap.  The yarn is Fishermans Wool by Lion Brand.  I dyed the yarn with Kool Aid a few years ago.

This week's goal is to spend at least 20 minutes a day knitting or crocheting.  It's the only way I'm ever going to get any of these projects finished.


Sunday, July 5, 2015

A Year Of Projects 2015-2016

I'm trying to make more of an effort to spend some time knitting and/or crocheting.  A few years ago I participated in A Year of Projects for a while.  It really kept me on track and focused on what projects I was working on.  I'm hoping it will do the same this round.  My list is going to be short, at this point I'd just like to finish a project :).  I'm thinking along the lines of quarterly goals so I can focus on finishing, rather than starting a million (more) projects.

Year of Projects list:
1.  Hitchhiker - this one is a WIP.
2.  summer-flies- still need to decide on yarn for this one.
3. CAL starting July 6: Picnic Basket Shawl I'll finalize my yarn choice for this tonight.
4. Wrapped in Warmth- Yarn chosen from stash.
5. A pair of socks using the two at a time method (new technique for me).
6. Pick two UFOs to finish this summer

I will add more as I think of them/finish projects.

Current projects:

Started: June 1, 2015
Yarn: Purgatory Falls Alpaca Farm (Mass. Sheep and Wool 2015)
          425 yards 70% Alpaca/20% Merino/10% Nylon
           Robins Egg
            Etsy Shop
Needles: size 2

Wrapped In Warmth
Started: July 5, 2015
Yarn: Red Heart Designer Sport in Berry
Hook: CGOA conference hook.  I think it's an I, will have to double check.