Sunday, February 14, 2016

A Year of Projects - February 14th 2016

Time for a Year of Projects Update!  I have made some progress this past week although I have been quite busy with work and did not have as much spare knitting time as I would have liked!  My progress was on two of my projects.

1) Sock Scrap-ghan - I added several squares to this scrap-ghan this past week and am now up to squares done.  I also think I am on my last scrap skein/ball of yarn.  I accidentally used on scrap twice but otherwise every square so far is different!  After this square I will be going back and using up the same scraps again until I run out!

2) Double Flake Squirrel Socks - I finished one sock last night!  Now to get the second cast on and done as well!!

This week coming up I plan to spend time on each of my WIPs - one per day and some will repeat since I have fewer WIPs than days of the week.

Friday, February 12, 2016

FO Friday February 12th 2016

Finally another Finished Object!!  I am happy to have my Hitchhiker Scarf all done!!  I cast this on January 10th 2015, worked on it for a while and then set it aside for other projects.  I was challenged by friends to get back to it in January 2016 and I kept plugging along with it for the past several weeks until I got it all done earlier this week!  It is a bit smaller than I would have liked but I did not select the best yarn from the beginning (not enough yardage...)  Oh well, it will still make a lovely neck warmer!

Started: January 10th 2015
Finished: February 9th 2016
Needle: 3.0 mm
More details on my Ravelry Project Page

Thursday, February 11, 2016

A to Z Blogger Challenge Sign-up!

So I have decided to join and sign up for the seventh annual A to Z Blogging Challenge! The A to Z Challenge is posting every day in April except Sundays (we get those off for good behavior.) And since there are 26 days, that matches the 26 letters of the alphabet. On April 1, blog about something that begins with the letter “A.” April 2 is “B,” April 4 is “C,” and so on. You can use a theme for the month or go random – just as long as it matches the letter of the alphabet for the day.

I signed up for this a few years ago and did not finish so I plan to try again this year!  I will likely try to write some posts in advance so that I can have a better chance of keeping up!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

WIP-it Wednesday February 10th 2016

This is my WIP-it Wednesday and Year of Projects Update!  This past week I have focused on two projects - Hitchhiker and my Sock Scrap-ghan.  I finished Hitchhiker!!  I will post about that on Friday.  I also added several squares to my Sock Scrap-ghan.  I am onto square 44 now (up 6 or 8 from my last update).  I also have quite a few ends to tuck in so once I finish this diagonal (two squares left to complete) I will get onto that again.  I need to make sure I keep tucking in the tails as I move along so that it does not become too daunting!

Here is what the Sock Scrap-ghan looks like now:

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

WIP it Wednesday February 3rd 2016

Here I am for another WIP-it Wednesday update!  I only focused on two projects this past week but I am happy with my progress!

1) Hitchhiker - I added several rows to this scarf over the week and am pleased with my progress.  I now have 28 (check) teeth complete.  My concern now is that I am likely running low on yarn!  I have only one skein and I probably won't be able to make this overly large before I run out.  Oh well, it will be a nice smallish scarf once done!

2) Deep into the Forest - I added about 30 (check) rounds to this sock and am now at the point where I am starting the gusset increases.  I spent a bit of time almost every day this past week working on this one - some days only a few rounds, but it all adds up!

Monday, February 1, 2016

January 2016 Finished Objects

January 2016 Finished Objects:

1) The Four Seasons: Autumn - finished knitting January 1st 2016, pattern is currently being tested and I hope to get it released in February 2016
2) Juliette's baby shower afghan - finished January 6th 2016
3) The Four Seasons: Spring  - finished knitting January 9th 2016, pattern is currently being tested and I hope to get it released in February 2016
4) Herding Cats Double Knit Fingerless Mittens - finished knitting January 19th 2016, needs pattern finalized, testing, and release.

I had a nice solid month of completions!  Onward to see what I can get done in February!  I will come back to this post and add in the links to the design pattern pages once they are released!  For now I will link them tot he sample project pages.