Sunday, July 23, 2017

A Year of Projects Week 4

It's hard to believe we're already going into Week 4.  So far it's been good for me.  I've completed more since July 1, than I did in the last three months.

Today is the last day for Tour de Fleece.  I'm very happy with what I was able to do during this time.  This week I plied two yarns and filled two bobbins with singles.  I've got a bobbin on the wheel still, but it's unlikely I will get to finish it today.  I need to recalculate the yardage of the two new yarns as I misplaced the paper that has that info.

Crochet seems to have been my craft of choice last week.  I added a little bit to my Campfire Cardigan and started a new project.  It's the Lion Brand Crochet Openwork Shawl.  My husband and I have a dinner in a few weeks and I need something for the air conditioning.  This jumped out at me when I was shopping at Michaels.  It's the first time I'm using Lion Brand's Shawl in a Ball and I'm really enjoying it. I think the colors will be great against my black dress.

Well, I'm off to check out what everyone else has been up to this past week.  Enjoy your week!


Sunday, July 16, 2017

Year of Projects Week 3

Week 3 and I'm already making changes.  The July KAL was not holding my interest so I've decided to swap it out for the Campfire Cardigan.  It's been a while since I've done a crochet project, I forget how much quicker I am at crocheting than knitting.  My daughter and I went stash diving on Saturday and picked out some yarn I had in my closet.  I'm using  Vanna's Choice by Lion Brand.  I'm hoping to only have to buy a skein or two to complete this project. Babygirl was very excited to help pick out yarn for this project.  Here's what she drew when I asked for her help with colors:

Here's what we picked out of my stash:

I started this on Sunday at my crochet guild meeting.  It currently looks like this:

The CGOA had a Chapter Challenge recently.  They challenged chapters to crochet 7x9 rectangles for Warm UP America.  My chapter participated and crocheted a lot of rectangles.  Since I wasn't able to participate in the crocheting of rectangles, I picked up a bunch of rectangles to sew together on Sunday.  Once we sew them all together the blankets will be donated locally. So, I've added a new project to my list.

This week was a productive week!  The Textured Shawl is finished.  Ends have been woven in and she's ready to wear!

Lots of spinning for the Tour de Fleece this week.  I filled all my bobbins with singles so it's time to ply.  Another Into the Whirled fiber club spun and an unknown green wool.  The Into the Whirled was the May 2017 'Merlin's Beard'. It's 4 oz of Merino.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Year of Projects Week 2

It's been a productive week. Starting at the top of my goals list with the Textured Shawl.  I've got 10 rows left.  I'm hoping to finish it this week.

ELF cap KAL: my knitting group is doing this as a KAL.  Five of us are participating.  We each took a skein of yarn from stash for this project. We've been switching yarns monthly.  On Friday I received my final yarn for the last section. I'd like to work on this this week and finish it ASAP.

Tour de Fleece:  I've spent the most time spinning this week. Ive been working with into the whirled fibers as I'm in a monthly fiber club with them.  Here's what I've spun this week:

Experiencing some technical difficulties with these photos....hopefully it'll be resolved soon!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

A Year of Projects 2017-2018: Third Times a Charm???

Let's hope this goes better than last year.   I keep saying it, but I've really got to get my stash under control!  It's gotten to the point where I'm overwhelmed by it.  In January I got a new spinning wheel so now I've really started adding fiber as well.  Something has to give, lol.

I'm going to keep my goals short term, I work better that way.  As long as I can get some stash used up, I'll be happy.  I'll start here by posting quarterly goals.

I'm currently participating in a summer cal/kal in a stash busting group I'm in.  The goal is to complete 13 projects in 15 weeks.  It started in May, but I just joined in last week.  I'll be happy completing anything.  I've also signed up for the Tour de Fleece.  So for the month of July the goal is to spin everyday. (I believe there are 2 days of rest.).

Here's my list of goals:
1. Textured Triangle Shawl
2. Continue ELF Cap KAL
3. Finish blue/brown socks
4. Spin everyday in July
5. Crocheted Shawl
6. 2 Water bottle holders
7. July KAL
8. Evergreen Tunic
9. Finish one UFO (tbd)
10. Baby washcloths
11. Open
12. Open