Not a very exciting week here at the leftycrafter's household. I only managed to get one item completed this week.
Pretty pitiful, don't you think? Here I was all gun-ho last week, completing 5 slippers. What happened? I really don't know. I started on this slipper on Sunday after blogging. I finished the first one that day. I didn't finish the second one until Friday night.
I have cast on another slipper, to knit this time. Man, knitting takes so much longer than crochet does. At least for me it does. I have worked on it since Friday and am still not done with the first one. I also tried to start on another crochet slipper but I really don't think I have the recipients foot length right. She told me what size shoe she wears and then measured her foot and the two items do not jive. So I think she just measured her foot while crossing her legs and not while standing on a ruler. BIG DIFFERENCE!
I almost caved and bought yarn this week. The slipper I am working on has a slight mistake in it. I spaced out the part that when you do a solid stockinette stitch, you need to do a few rows of garter to keep it from rolling. I remembered that little rule when I was over half way into it. I KNOW!!!! You would have thought I would have noticed earlier, but that is what happens when you are teaching yourself how to knit without turning your work. I was so excited to learn that little technique that I didn't look at the progress I was making until it was too late. So, I thought about it and decided that I would do a border of fun fur on it to make it extra special for an extra special little girl. I DO NOT HAVE ANY FUN FUR IN MY STASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am in a panic. Then the light bulb goes off............................I gave all of my fun fur to my DIL. I am on the phone so quick..............................YIPEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She still has lots of fun fur and probably in colors that I can use. Yup, no yarn bought...................And what I don't use will go back to her house.
So that is all for this week.
Here is a look at 'the list"
YoP 4 List
New items to do
(These make the best Christmas gifts and my entire family said they need new ones)
6 PAIR COMPLETED, 5 MORE TO DO BEFORE CHRISTMAS
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
(This also needs to be done for Christmas. It's been lingering around for 6 months)
WORKED ON IT THIS WEEK
Yearly projects I do anyway
( These also make such nice Christmas gifts and are quick and fun to do)
SIX COMPLETED 8/31/14
( I love doing them and can not say how many pairs I will complete but need to do some)
Things to increase my skills
2-3 test knits/crochet
(I have done a few of these over the past year and loved doing them. They totally test my skills as a crafter and help me branch out into areas I would never ever think of going)
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 8/31/14
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 8/31/14