It is the end of the Year 6 for our Year Of Projects group. I have completed all 6 years and have loved every minute of it. There are some in our group that go from January to December so they are just a little bit past half way for their year. It is such a great group and I have "met" some lovely folks there. If you knit, crochet, quilt, sew, bead or craft in anyway............why don't you consider giving it a try. You can find us HERE.
If you follow me on a regular basis, you know this week was my week of being in the frog pond. If you don't follow me on a regular basis, there is a place on the upper right hand side of my blog where you can enter your email address and each time I post on my blog, you will be notified. Or you can follow me using Bloglovin (My favorite spot to follow all my blogging friends)
Anyway..............back to the frog pond issue. I tried to finish up hubby's socks and as I was nearing the end of the first one, I decided to try it on him. Could not get it on him in any way shape or form. The yarn has negative stretching ability. Both socks were frogged and the yarn caked up and will be used for a shawl later on.
I then decided to complete Mr Darcy sock #2. As I was knitting away on it, I kept thinking it looked a bit smaller than sock #1. Put the two together and tried them both on using my hand and WOW..........Sock #2 could barely fit over my hand! A frogging I did go again and caked it back up and it is sitting in time out. I can not understand what the problem is with it but will give it another try later on in life. LOL
So what is a crafter supposed to do..............................Work on a shawl of course.
My Eva Shawl is making great progress. I have complete one skein of Bernat Sox in the colorway Camouflage. I have one more skein to use on this. It will be the perfect size when the other skein is completed. Then it will go to our Cancer Ministry's prayer shawl closet to be given out to someone that needs extra love, comfort and peace.
But............I wanted to finish something this week. So yesterday, I decided to make pans liners for my new cookware. I got the idea from a crochet magazine I perused while in Texas. They made coaster type liners but I wanted something that would protect all aspects of the lower pan.
Ta Da..............Just a bit dishcloth pattern I had.
As is this one. Now I don't worry about putting one pan inside the other.
My last set of pans, I did not think of doing this and they ended up getting some fairly good sized gouges in a couple of pans. This time, I would like to keep them for a little while before they get destroyed.
Remember I told you about my new luggage I got? Did I forget to tell you about that? While in Texas I found the perfect "THAT'S MY SUITCASE ON THE CAROUSEL" luggage and convinced the hubby we had to have it.
Go ahead and try and tell me this is not something that will jump out at you in the airport terminal! Got 2 pieces and then a lovely toiletries bag to go with it.
And the last bit of personal news:
These are sitting on my dining room table making my day brighter. Being raised in Kansas, these were the state flower. Being born in Iowa..............these are called weeds. Living in Arizona............These are sunshine in my house.
Ok, Lets take a look at my list from last year and see how I did on it.
Corner to Corner blanket COMPLETED
Celtic Denim Sock HAVEN'T TOUCHED
Hermiones Everyday Socks COMPLETED
Snoqualmie Socks HAVEN'T TOUCHED
Car Socks HAVEN'T TOUCHED
Pedicure Socks COMPLETED
Spring Tulips Socks COMPLETED
Scatterby Socks HAVEN'T TOUCHED
MADE 2 PAIR OF BED SOCKS FOR MY MOM THIS YEAR.
TOTAL SOCKS COMPLETED 7 PAIR
Stockinette Hug COMPLETED
TOTAL NUMBER OF SHAWLS COMPLETED THIS YEAR 14
WIPS: DID NOT TOUCH ANY OF THESE OTHER THAN THE C2C
Boxy Top NOT TOUCHED
Hubby Socks NOT TOUCHED
Dive In Shawl NOT TOUCHED
Log Cabin Afghan NOT TOUCHED
Corner 2 Corner baby blanket COMPLETED
4 Azel (Matching sets for 2 mother/daughter teams) MADE 2 OF THEM
6-12 of them, varying patterns MADE 4 THIS YEAR
Other Items for the Year:
Test knits/crochet HAVE DONE 3 THIS YEAR
Try something new for me in knitting LEARNED HOW TO ADD BEADS TO KNITTED PROJECT
Photos of completed projects YUP..........
Give myself the right to change (add/delete) this list as needed DID THAT A LOT. JUST LOOK UNDER THE SHAWL CATEGORY LOL
I have my list for year 7 pretty much completed. Just need to do a bit more tweaking on it. I am looking forward to the fresh start.
I will leave you with a picture of my boy, Enrique. He knows when we are getting ready to leave the house. He gets so saaaaaaad LOL
Until next time........................Happy Crafting!!!!!