Sunday, February 15, 2015

YoP 33



Good afternoon all!  I hope all of you had a great week.  Mine was pretty good until last night.  Got a phone call about 10:30pm from my DIL letting me know that my Grand Daughter's teacher had passed away very unexpectedly.  I know...................this is #2 for me this month.  Seems the teacher had an adverse reaction to some post operative medication she received.  She was at home when it happened.  The children seem to be handling it better than the parents at this point.  But there will be counselors at school on Tuesday (Monday is a USA holiday) and they will have a day of reflection for them that day too.  Thankfully, the Grand Daughter attends a Catholic school and she has a wonderful faith, so death is not a totally scary thing for her.

But other than that bit of ugly news...........................I have wonderful news.  I have been having a great crafting week.

Lets take a look

This is Square #2 of my CAL.  I know it looks a bit wonky, but when it is joined with the other squares, that will work out pretty good.

Here is Square #3 of my CAL.  I am totally enjoying doing this and will probably look for more KAL or CAL in the future.  

I now have both heels turned on my socks.  I am on the leg and will just knit away until it looks like the yarn is going to run out.  I am in love with the color.  Purple is my favorite color and I love all shades of it. 

 In fact, I ordered my new glasses today and got them in PURPLE!  I have one pair that is my daily wearing glasses and I have another pair for working on the computer.  I have been doing that for a few years now and love it.  I have decided not to continue with wearing contacts. I am hard to get a perfect sight with them since I am in bifocals and have been for years.  I have bifocal contacts, but each eye has different RX and it never is perfect.  So, I am going to be a four eye person from now on.

I have taken on a new project this week.  It is a test knit!!!  I finally found one that I could squeeze into my other projects and I am loving it.

Take a sneak peak:

The due date is February 21 and I should be able to make that deadline pretty easy.  I am almost half done and have only worked on it for the past 3 days.  I can not tell you what it is, yet or show you more than this little bit.  Once the pattern is released, I will post all about it.

So let's take a little look at the list

YoP 4 List

New items to do

Sweater for me
Started 12/21/14
DIDN'T TOUCH IT THIS WEEK

WIP's to complete

Log Cabin Blanket
(This has been in my WIP pile for about 3 years now.  It needs to leave it)
DIDN'T TOUCH IT THIS WEEK

Yearly projects I do anyway

Socks
( I love doing them and can not say how many pairs I will complete but need to do some)
STARTED A NEW PAIR 10/7/14
HEELS ARE NOW DONE AND ONTO THE LEG
2/15/15

Things to increase my skills

1 test knits/crochet
STARTED ONE ON 2/10/15 AND IS DUE ON 2/21/15

JOIN A CAL OR KAL
STARTED 1/8/15 TO BE COMPLETED BY DECEMBER 2015
3 SQUARES DONE 2/9/15

Personal Goal

Use only the yarn from my stash for all the above projects.
( I am truly going to try NOT to purchase any more yarn this year.  I have already gone 4 months without buying any yarn and I figure I can continue that trend for at least another 12 months.)
NO YARN BOUGHT AS OF 02/15/15

Take photos of ALL items when done.
(I have a habit of gifting items and never photographing them for my blog)
YUP, SO FAR AS OF 02/15/15
OOPS, DIDN'T TAKE PHOTOS OF THE SCARVES I MADE AND SOLD 12-19-14

COMPLETED ITEMS
Lapghan for my mom
(I started on this on July 1st since this is when the official YoP 4 started)
FINISHED 7/6/14

2-3 Doll Clothes
(I really want to get this done this year......I really do)
ALL FINISHED BY 7/22/14

1 fingerless mitt
( This is for a Christmas gift this year so it WILL be done soon)
FINISHED 8/12/14

One sock
(This also needs to be done for Christmas.  It's been lingering around for 6 months)
COMPLETED 9/27/14

Be Loving
Unplanned project but did it for love
COMPLETED 10/19/14

Slippers
(These make the best Christmas gifts and my entire family said they need new ones)
8 PAIR COMPLETED 11/09/14

12 dishcloths 
( These also make such nice Christmas gifts and are quick and fun to do)
THIRTEEN COMPLETED 11/16/14

5 RUFFLED SCARVES
12/19/14

BOOT CUFFS FOR DIL
3 COMPLETED 01/25/15

NEW PRAYER SHAWL FOR MOM
COMPLETED 1/6/15

5 comments:

  1. That is a terribly sad thing to happen and especially after making it through the surgery....so sad.
    You did have a great crafting week! I love your CAL squares and I wish I could partake but I have too many irons in the fire in other areas right now. Your purple socks are gorgeous and your test knit looks very interesting. I hope this next week is good for you too!

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  2. Sorry to hear about your grand-daughters teacher, it must be quiet a shock to all involved.
    What a great crafting week you've had. Looking forward to seeing the CAL squares all together and the socks look awesome. Good to hear you found a test knit that fits in with you and I look forward to it's reveal.

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  3. So sorry about the teacher - such sad news.

    I love the squares and your socks are gorgeous - I love the colour. The test knit looks lovely, looking forward to seeing it in its entirety.

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  4. Wonderful crafting week indeed! Love the colour of your socks! They are going to be the prettiest in the drawer(until the next pair is finished LOL)

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  5. So sad to hear about the teacher--but glad for your family's faith to help them through.

    I sure love your socks! And two at a time? I aspire to accomplish that technique someday. Looking forward to seeing the test knit reveal, it looks like something I might like!

    Good for you embracing the glasses..I cannot even imagine bifocal contacts--but really, I have never been able to imagine contacts-shoving something in my eye never appealed to me. Bifocals are my life now-but the close up part of them is the strongest and I just wear cheap store glasses for computer work as my bifocals are bad for the screen distance.
    Hope the rest of your week was great!
    xooxox

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