Sunday, August 17, 2014

YoP week 7

Week 7!  I can hardly believe that it has been almost 2 months since we started year 4.  I so enjoy this idea of a Year of Projects.  It as really helped to discipline me more with my crafting, blogging, photography and organization.

So what have I been up to this past week?

As I told you last week, my niece and her kiddos left on Tuesday.  Wednesday, my nephew came to town.  Gosh it was so good to catch up with all my brother's "children" and his grandchildren.  My heart is full with all the love that came through my doors these past two weeks. The house is back to just hubby and myself (and our dogs).  It sure is quiet around here.

Now, on the crafting front..............

TA-DA.......................I finished the second mitt

 and this is a photo of the entire set.  I think the recipient will be well pleased with it, don't you?

After that I got a hold of my son in Texas and asked him to give me the length of every one's feet there.  This was pretty funny, as he really HATES touching feet.  I have a feeling he will just hand everyone a ruler and tell them to do it themselves.  I want to get started on the slippers ASAP.  I figured it up and I have between 11-13 pairs to make this year.  Hopefully I can get them all done before 12/24/14.  So for the next few weeks, you will see lots of photos of slippers........well maybe.  As of yet, I have not received any measurements.  I am not worried about 3 people foot and theirs are the same size so that will be the ones I do first.

Otherwise, this week has seen me working on the never ending log cabin blanket.  It is such a nice mindless knit (as long as I keep track of how many rows I am doing)  I can watch TV, listen to conversations around me and even participate in them or totally zone out everything around me. I also managed to do a few rows on the 'second' sock that has been lingering for about 6 months now.  It was the perfect project to do while waiting at my Doctor's office.

I want to thank all of you for your kind comments last week.  The fact you all could see the anchor on the dishcloth made me quite happy. 

So lets see how I am doing this week.

YoP 4 List

New items to do
Lapghan for my mom
(I started on this on July 1st since this is when the official YoP 4 started)

2-3 Doll Clothes
(I really want to get this done this year......I really do)

(These make the best Christmas gifts and my entire family said they need new ones)

WIP's to complete

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

Log Cabin Blanket
(This has been in my WIP pile for about 3 years now.  It needs to leave it)

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

Yearly projects I do anyway

12 dishcloths 
( These also make such nice Christmas gifts and are quick and fun to do)

( 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)

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.)

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 8/17/14


Kim said...

Your rainbow yarn is really pretty, the hat scarf and mitts set is lovely, looks cosy too. It's always nice when family visit, but it does seem quiet after they've all gone home.

Renee Anne said...

Personally, I think you're nuts for all those slippers...but then again, I said I'd make my best friend and her two kids mittens for Christmas. I've already made two pairs of them (one for me and one for Little Man). They're so quick though...

Maybe the slippers are quick and all I read are "SOCKS," which take me forever :)

Anonymous said...

The set is so colourful and gorgeous the recipent is sure to love it. Looking at your list I think your doing great, in fact I think you'll have everything completed early next year if you keep going at the rate your going. Glad to hear you enjoyed all your visitors.

Anonymous said...

Well that winter set is just lovely and I'm sure that the lucky person for whom they are intended will feel thoroughly spoilt!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Wow that set is bright! Perfect for staying highly visible in a snow storm :)

Just kidding :)

They also look warm and squishy which will be lovely. I'm going to try some felted slippers this year. I keep looking at Duffers.

Lucy Bowen said...

Love the hat set - fabulous stripes! I look forward to your documentation of your slipper odyssy!!

Gracey is not my name.... said...

Nice bright cheery set, I'm sure the recipient will love it....and wow that's a lot of slippers...good luck!

Unknown said...

I love the set - so cheerful, it should be able to keep up the recipient's mood even in the nasty weather.

Sam I Am...... said...

Company is gone here now too...none until Thanksgiving now. Your set is very pretty and I'm sure the recipient will love it.
Looking forward to seeing those slippers and the blanket. Have a nice week.

Unknown said...

That is an epic amount of slippers! I wish you well. :) The colours on that finished set are simply wonderful.

Unknown said...

How lovely to be with family! Then again, I love my quiet crafting time too :) The scarf/mittens/hat set is wonderful, what a great gift! 11-13 slippers are a lot, can't wait to see those pictures!

Iris said...

You are doing really well with your list.

Colours on the FOs are fab!