Monday, November 20, 2017
Today is NaBloPoMo Day 20 and Day 5 of my self imposed WIP-it Down Week.
I spent my spare time on Sunday working on my sock yarn Scrap-Ghan and managed to knit up 6 squares bringing me to a total of 101 squares so far! Slowly I am making progress on this blanket! I have quite a long way to go, but I did make some progress yesterday! I really should do a few squares on this every week so that I can eventually finish it up!
Today the plan is to work on assembling the first (of two) BAMCAL afghans. I need to lay out all the squares and decide on a pleasing arrangement. Then we shall see how much I manage to get sewn together!! I plan to donate this blanket to some charity once it (and others) are all done.
Sunday, November 19, 2017
I had a good day yesterday and was successful in tucking in ALL the loose tails on my Temperature scarf! It took most of the day (off and on) but I am happy to be completely caught up on that. Now I need to try to keep up with the tails for the next six or so weeks until the end of the year!
|The remains of the tails!|
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Today is NaBloPoMo Day 18 and Day 3 of my self imposed WIP-it Down Week.
Yesterday I spent all my crafting time on my Coffee Cantata Socks and I got a goodly amount done! I now have a HO (half finished object). One sock is complete and the second is ready for the foot to be knit. It turned out I only needed to do rounds 34 though 54 and that gave me enough length for my foot. My row gauge is wonky on these socks! They are big and I am not really 100% happy with them. I think it might be partly my yarn choice and partly a gauge issue. They are too long in the leg and I can't pull them up my fat leg. They are too loose in the heel as well, but the foot is a good length... I suspect I will fold down the leg and wear them around the house. Oh well, they are almost done now and I will be so happy to see the end of them! Here is what they look like now:
On the schedule for today is to catch up on tucking in many, many tails on my Temperature scarf. I also need to catch up on a couple days (4 days actually) worth of rows. I have not tucked in tails since late June - OYE! I don't actually think this will take a huge amount of time but we shall see though. If I finish the tails with time to spare I think I will go back to my Coffee Cantata socks since those are getting closer to completion!
Here is a picture of all the tails waiting to be taken care of:
|Holy Smokes - there are a LOT of tails to tuck in!!|
Friday, November 17, 2017
Today is NaBloPoMo Day 17 and Day 2 of my self imposed WIP-it Down Week.
Yesterday I finished up the third clue from the November MOCK. The heel flaps and heel turns are now complete and I have to wait until Wednesday to get the final clue! Here is what it looks like now:
And since I finished the third clue before the day was over I moved on to my Coffee Cantata socks. Here is what they look like before I began working on them again this morning:
On the schedule for today are my Coffee Cantata socks. I have completed both sets of gusset decreases now and am finally on the very last page of the charts! Rows 34 through 72 are ready to be done - or maybe less than row 72 - I'll move onto the toe once the foot is long enough! I hope to make some major progress on these things! They have been WIPs for far too long!
Tomorrow morning I will show you a progress picture to show you what I accomplished during the day. Check back to see how much closer to completion these Coffee Cantata socks are!!
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Today is NaBloPoMo Day 16 and Day 1 of my self imposed WIP-it Down Week.
Yesterday I finished the November Alternate BAMKAL square. Only two more squares to go and this year is complete. At the end of the year I will have 24 squares (2 per month). I think I will make one more random square so that the finished blanket is 5x5 squares in size. I think that will make a nice small blanket that I can donate somewhere. One of the days during WIP-it Down I plan to begin sewing the first 22 squares together!
The plan for today is to continue working on the November MOCK . Clue #3 was released yesterday and I am ready to work on it today. It is a relatively quick clue (only involves knitting the heel flaps and heel turns) so I suspect I will be done in plenty of time today to work on something else. I think I will get moving on my Coffee Cantata socks - they are on my schedule for tomorrow so I might as well get a head start on them!
Here is where I am at the beginning of Thursday - WIP-it Down Day 1:
|November MOCK end of Clue #2|
|Coffee Cantata - one gusset complete, one partial gusset|
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
I have a little over a week off work for the Thanksgiving break and I plan to get caught up on some crafting projects. Each day I plan to spend a goodly amount of time working on a specific project with the goal of creating some finished objects - or at least the goal of showing all my projects some love!
Each day I will post what my plans are and will post a "before" picture. Then the next day I will also post the "after" picture to show what progress I made.
In general, my schedule will be (but will be subject to change along the way):
1. Thursday - November MOCK Clue #3
2. Friday - Coffee Cantata
3. Saturday - tuck in temperature scarf tails and catch up on rows (if needed)
4. Sunday - Sock Scrap-ghan
5. Monday - stitch together first BAMCAL blanket
6. Tuesday - BAMCAL November squares
7. Wednesday - November MOCK Clue #4 (depending on clue release time this may swap places with the plan for Thursday)
8. Thursday - stitch together second BAMCAL blanket
9. Friday - stitch together BAMKAL squares
10. Saturday - Find Your Fade
11. Sunday - bonus day and I'll decide later what I'll do this day!
12. Monday - back to work...
I also hope to get some art stuff done this week as well! We shall see just how much I accomplish! My break officially begins at 4pm today once my office hours are over. My first plan is to tackle the second half of my November alternate BAMKAL square and if I finish that I will move on to the November MOCK.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Back for Day 14! Almost half way through the month!
Yesterday I worked on my main November BAMKAL square. Only two repeats left to go and it is done (except for blocking)!
I unpinned my shawl and here is what is looks like all modeled on my mannequin - glamour shots! I love this little shawl!
Today I plan to finish my November Main BAMKAL square and will cast on (and hopefully finish) my November Alternate BAMKAL square. If I get both of those done and have extra time I will get going on the November crochet squares.