Sunday, July 24, 2016

Yop 6 Week 4



Happy Sunday to my blog readers.  It is a wonderful day and I am so happy to have things to talk about again.

I have been busy this week.  It has not all been craftiness, but busy none the less.  I updated my blog on Wednesday, since then I have been trying to get this house in tip top shape.  Hubby and I are leaving this week and heading to Texas to be with our son and his family.  Hubby has not met the new grand daughter yet and he is very excited about that.  I will be there for a week and he will stay an extra 5 days.  Our son and his wife both have to go to our of town for military stuff and won't be home for a few days and needed someone to help out with the 'children'.  Since I was there in March doing this, I volunteered hubby for the job.  He will love it and the kids will have a great time with him.

Anyway, I digress..................We have been working hard on getting the house in shape.  Don't get me wrong, our house is not a disaster area by any means.  It is the room we remodeled that needed tons of work to make it presentable to fifteen 11 year old girls.  My Arizona Grand Daughter is having her 11th birthday party at our house because we have the swimming pool.  We have about 2 more hours or working on the remodeled room and it will be fantastic.  There has been copious amounts of 33 gallon garbage bags making their way out of our house.  It feels so good to finally get that room D.O.N.E.  Well, as done as it is going to be until we get our inspection and the A-OK on the work that is done on it.

Today, I worked on our Grand Daughter's room.............also known as the Tinkerbell room.  She and I had started on it just before she left for her summer vacation in Seattle with her other Grand Parents.  I finished it up today, and must say...................it looks marvelous.



As you can tell, I took this picture last night.  You can actually walk around the bed and get to her dresser and everything.  This is also our guest room.  We don't get many guests, so this is basically her place for when she spends the night with us.

Anyway..............let's get to the crafty stuff.

First.................answers to questions that have been posed for me.

Azel...................it goes from size 2T  to adult XXL

Arthur.....................He has not shown up this week at all.  I think he moved to another state for the rest of this month.  Thanks for caring, though.

Ok, so now, let me show you what I have been up to.  

You all were so impressed that I was allocating time each day to each project I had going.  Ahem, that didn't last this week.  I was getting no where fast, it seemed.  So I sat down and prioritized my projects with dates they needed to be completed by.  Here is how it stands now.



I am in a test knit, so this is all I can show you at the moment.  In fact, this is all you will get to see until the pattern is posted for sale.  It is a shawl and the fiber is a mohair blend.  It needs to be completed by August 18th, so this is #1 on my list of items to be worked on.


Next up:



The man's prayer shawl.  I have only worked on this for about 3 hours total and already have it about half done.  It really does not have a deadline, but they are in desperate need of them so it will be worked on when I get tired of knitting.

On the back burner:



 The C2C blanket.  The baby is due around the 18th of August BUT............We will not be going up there until the first part of September.  So, I have 4 rows of border done and need to do 7 more rows and it will be completed.  I am in love with this blanket and hopefully the mama will be too.  Once the other two are completed, I will work monogamously on this.

The 4 Azels will be the next things to be worked on and completed.  I need 2 done by the first of December for mailing and 2 done by the 20th of December for an early Christmas.  

Hubby's socks are wasting away in the bottom of my WIP basket.  They will get completed, but I am not rushing at the present time to do them.  Still a bit ticked off with them.

I have my work cut out for me for the next few months and I love it!

Acquisitions:  





These are the beads and yarn I ordered for my Fodhla shawl.  I am very excited to start it, but it will wait until my other knitting/crocheting is completed for the deadlines I have.

So there you have it...............my life in a nut shell.

I am not sure I will be able to post next Sunday, but.................I come home on the 1st, so can do an update then or the next day.  That way I can have pictures for you too.


Until next time.....................Happy Crafting!

16 comments:

  1. Lots of projects, crafty and not...you've been busy...the test knit looks interesting...can't wait to see it...

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  2. Oh I want to move into the Tinkerbell room!!! Lovely! Must be fun and exciting to do test projects. The prayer shawl is gorgeous. That's a smart idea to figure out your priorities on what needs to be done, hopefully will help stress over them from happening. I hope you have a wonderful trip!!

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  3. Have a wonderful trip. The test knit looks lovely and soft, the prayer shawl is great but that C2C afghan looks marvellous. Good luck with the deadlines.

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  4. Have a wonderful trip. The test knit looks lovely and soft, the prayer shawl is great but that C2C afghan looks marvellous. Good luck with the deadlines.

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  5. Have a lovely trip; I like how your husband is all excited to meet his new granddaughter. How fun you're putting together your other granddaughter's room. I love Tinkerbell and hope Disney comes out with another movie. The stitch for the man's prayer shawl is interesting.

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  6. I love that border you're putting on the C2C blanket, Marsha. Can't wait to see it finished. Have wonderful and safe trip. I look forward to seeing any pictures you post when you get back. :)

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  7. Your granddaughters tinkerbell room is just so cute! Love it. I hope you have a great time visiting your grandkids and I'm sure your husband and grandkids will have a great time together. Oh how I love those beads you've chosen for Fodhla that is going to be one great project. I love the C2C, the colours are just so pretty for a baby and I'm sure the Momma will love it also. The mans prayer shawl is really coming along and can see you will have it complete in no time at all and the test knit looks intriguing ;)

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  8. You've been busy. I love your C2C blanket - what fabulous colours. Hope you enjoy your trip to visit the new grand-daughter. Are those glass beads I spy? Gorgeous colour. Have a good week. xox

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  9. I love all your projects and the room looks darling! I love how you organize your projects with deadlines and priorities. Your shawl with beads is going to be lovely and I can't wait until you cast that one on! Your prayer blanket and C2C have just been amazingly speedy! I do love the C2C that I did and will be doing more of those. I really like how you did the contrast edging, very pretty! She's going to love it. Enjoy and have a safe trip! My grands arrive for 2 weeks this Saturday so I will probably be absent for a couple weeks myself. TTYL!

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  10. Have a fantastic trip visiting the grandbaby! And good luck with the birthday party - it'll be a blast I am sure.

    So glad that Arthur has moved!

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  11. Have a fantastic trip visiting the grandbaby! And good luck with the birthday party - it'll be a blast I am sure.

    So glad that Arthur has moved!

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  12. Hope you have a great time and hubby loves it as well! The room looks fab, I am sure she will love it. Your projects look brilliant, love the yarn and beads combo.

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  13. Hope you have a great time and hubby loves it as well! The room looks fab, I am sure she will love it. Your projects look brilliant, love the yarn and beads combo.

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  14. We are in the same test knit :)
    i love the white... it will be very sharp!

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  15. The man's prayer shawl is just wonderful!

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  16. Oooooo pretty beads! I really can't wait to see how that shawl turns out!

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