Week 19 and I have FO's to show for it. We are still working over time at the office, but I decided to go ahead and take my hour each night and actually do something I enjoy and try to relax.
Slippers are completed, even down to the pom pom. My Packer friend will so adore them.
Eleven dishcloths have been completed and number 12 is on the needles and hoping to complete it yet today.
I didn't touch my sock or baby blanket this week at all. I wanted to get the Christmas crafting done and out of the way so I was not doing the panic dance around midnight on the 23rd. Did that last year and did not like it at all.
So where am I?
YoP 4 List
New items to do
(These make the best Christmas gifts and my entire family said they need new ones)
8 PAIR COMPLETED 11/09/14
NEED ONE MORE PAIR 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
Yearly projects I do anyway
( These also make such nice Christmas gifts and are quick and fun to do)
ELEVEN COMPLETED 11/09/14
( 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
NOT WORKED ON THIS WEEK
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 11/09/14
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 11/09/14
Some of you may be quite observant and notice that the number of slippers I need to do by Christmas has decreased by one.That's because I showed them to one of the recipients and was told they were nice but they would never wear them. So why make something that is going to sit in someones closet or be shipped off to a Thrift Store. Nope, I can make them for homeless shelters and nursing homes where they will be appreciated. So all I have to do is finish the one dishcloth and the one pair of slippers and my Christmas crafting is D.O.N.E. I do still need to get adornments for the slippers that can not have pompoms because of kitty issues. I am perusing the internet as much as possible trying to find just the right thing to sew on each of the pairs. I want them to be totally personalized.
That is all for this week. I am off to do laundry, cleaning, ironing and knitting.
Cool....the Hubs is a Packers fan....I have a skein of yarn from Holiday Yarns in the colors for a shawl...ReplyDelete
Wait a second .... am I going to be all alone on the dance floor on the 23rd doing the Panic Dance?! I think the slippers are cute!ReplyDelete
Love the slippers and those pompoms are so cute on them and your so right, no point crafting another pair for the closet, can't believe your going to be D.O.N.E, I've not even gotten half way through yet!ReplyDelete
Well done on making time for yourself and getting so much done. I'm trying to get organised myself so I can just do relaxing knitting in the run up to Christmas. Love the slippersReplyDelete
well done on all those makes... I've got my head in the sand about Christmas xReplyDelete
Love the slippers! They are awesome! :)ReplyDelete
I knew it was for a Packer Backer the minute I saw them! LOL! Darling slippers...and yes there are so many who would appreciate them. I can't wear them because of RA in my feet I need solid shoes to walk in but in bed in the Winter I often wear socks AND slippers as my feet get cold! I never look a gift horse in the mouth! LOL!ReplyDelete
Look at all your wash/dishcloths! DO you have any favorite patterns? They look lovely...all of them. I have to mail my gifts so I will be doing that dance way before the 23rd! LOL! Love your posts!
Wow, I envy your organization on Christmas knitting. Well done!ReplyDelete
Wow, so many dishcloths!!ReplyDelete
And the slippers look great. :)
Good idea to keep a list...I usually just try to knit everything ;)ReplyDelete