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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Stash Report

True confession time--even more wooly loveliness found its way to my stash.  But to be truthful it is ear marked for a KAL or two that will be coming up.  I am knitting feverishly but haven't completed anything.  I am working on a few large projects. 
And in the fabric department, I finished 3 little quilts that will be donated to a NICU.

Yarn in this week:  2349 yards
Yarn out this week:  0 yards
Yarn in YTD:  15686
Yarn out YTD:  6538

Fabric in this week:  0 yards
Fabric out this week:  6 yards
Fabric in YTD:  10.5 yards
Fabric out YTD:  71 yards

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Stash Report

 
Some lovely wooly goodness found its way into stash!  And it is here to stay.  But I am very happy to have finished a quilt.

Yarn in this week:  2248 yards
Yarn out this week:  0 yards
Yarn in YTD:  13337 yards (not much of yarn diet!)
Yarn out YTD:  6538 yards

Fabric in this week:  0 yards
Fabric out this week:  6.5 yards
Fabric in YTD: 29.5
Fabric out YTD:  65

Friday, August 12, 2016

On the Needles Friday

There has been a definite improvement in my knitting skills since I posted thishttp://appliqueand.blogspot.com/2016/08/some-days.html.

This is what it looks like today.
But before I made much progress, it was time to cast on the next square.  In just two days this is the progress I made:
I hope to put a good dent into these two squares this week end.


Monday, August 8, 2016

Some Days!!!!

Today is one of those days I should not have been allowed to play with sharp objects.  I have been working on the Great American Afghan.  And after almost 2 years I am ready to be done with it.  Several of the blocks have been very challenging.  This block I am about to show you wasn't all that difficult, a little fussy but nothing drastic.

After much scratching of my head,  I realized I used two different sized needles!!!!!  It is time to put the needles down and walk away from the yarn.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

On the Needles Friday--a day late

For some reason I always manage to miss my Friday knitting post.  But I am happy with a little progress this week.  I finished another GAAA block.  The challenge for this block was to knit the border first and join with a Kitchener stitch.  The pick up stitches to complete the center section also in the round.
 
I cast on another block also a little tricky.  It is worked entirely in the round.  I started on a circular needle and have made my way down to DP needles. 
 

I am hoping that blocking will really help the squares! 

Monday, August 1, 2016

August Goals aka Hopes and Dreams

I am not disappointed with July.  Especially when I consider that I had cataract surgery on both eyes.  Those procedures really cut into my quilting, knitting and reading plans.

The items in green represent things I did that I hadn't planned on.  Sometimes I have a short attention span and drift into other areas.


July 2017
  1. Continue working on Cape Cod sweater--making progress
  2. Block 14 Great American Aran Afghan--finished 14, 15, 16, 17!!!
  3. Complete My Tweets quilt top--needs borders
  4. Complete 3 blocks for Color Safari Embroidery quilt BOM--done
  5. Applique block 5 of Joy of Life
  6. Set up and read my first Kindle book:  The Ritual Bath by Faye Kellerman--love my Kindle.
  7. Read:  A is for Alibi. Death Til Us Purl.
August 2016
  1. Borders for My Tweets
  2. Applique Block 5 of Joy of Life
  3. Great American Afghan--2 more blocks
  4. Finish Cape Cod sweater
  5. Read:  Sacred and Profane
  6. Complete quilting, binding and label on Farm Life quilt.
I wonder how many "green" projects I will have this month.




      Friday, July 29, 2016

      On the Needles Friday

      I am plugging away on my projects.  I know I am making progress but it is slow.
      My Cape Cod is lovely to work on.  I love the yarn and the pattern.
      And it is beginning to look like a sweater!!!  YEAH!!!
      I am working on Block 17 of the Great American Aran Afghan. 
      It is the border of a block that is grated together.  I have already finished it once but I did a terrible job on the grafting and decided to redo it.  I did the provisional cast on with a larger needle.  Wish me luck with the grafting.