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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

November Goals

I am trying to keep  this month realistic with my expectations for the month.  This months goals will probably spill over into December.


October
  1. Knitting:
    • Irish Hiking Scarf for ESK--done
    • KPH Mystery KAL--in progress
    • GAAA begin finishing--in progress
  2. Quilting:
    • Labels on George and Paige's quilts--soon I hope
    • Wayside Crazy Quilt--in progress
    • Schoolhouse Medallion Center--haven't started
  3. Read:  The German Girl; Moonspinners

November

  1. KPH Mystery KAL--in progress
  2. GAAA begin finishing--in progress
  3. EQ university Applique Class
  4. Tool Box Fingerless mitts for LYS KAL
  5. Read:  Moonspinners
  6. THANKSGIVING


    Sunday, October 29, 2017

    Where has the month gone!

    Sometimes I find that I can't get out of my own way!  But I have finished cataloging my yarn stash--that was a humbling experience but hasn't stopped me from buying more.

    I did manage a finish this month.  The pattern is Irish Hiking Scarf.  It was easy but I love the elegant look of cables.
    i am also working on Knit Purl Hunter's Mystery Cowl KAL.  There is a group of us doing it at our LYS.  The yarn is Hikoo Oh! and my the color is Fudge.






    Hopefully I won't be a stranger around Blog Land. 

    Sunday, October 1, 2017

    Knitting Report

    I love,love, love when I finish projects.  This month has been productive. 
     Three Holey Hats in Malabrigo Chunky are done and ready for holiday gifting.

    I have struggled to be a sweater knitter.  Sweaters that fit me.  I have made lots of baby sweaters.  But we know babies don't complain about fit.  I purchased a class on Craftsy by Amy Herzog.  It has a little more ease than I would normally like but it fits.  I don't like sweaters or tops that are too tight and too short.  I can't wait to start another sweater. 


    October Goals

    I cannot believe that we have started the last quarter of the year.  I will admit that I love the ebb and flow of the seasons.  

    September
    1. Q3 ESK KAL Rosewood V neck
    2. Chunky Pony Tail Hats
    3. Attach labels to George's and Paige's quilts
    4. Sugar Plum Treat Applique
    5. Begin Guild Medallion BOM
    6. Machine Embroidered Crazy Quilt Class
    7. Read:  Still Life by Louise Penny
    October
    1. Knitting:
    2. Quilting:
      • Labels on George and Paige's quilts
      • Wayside Crazy Quilt
      • Schoolhouse Medallion Center
    3. Read:  The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa

    Saturday, September 23, 2017

    Knitting Report

    I am happy to report that no new yarn came in.  (This is good news for me.)  And on top of that I managed to finish a four pony tail hats for a total of 400 yards. 
    I don't often use chunky yarn but I enjoyed making these. 
    I always get inspiration from Judy's blog.  She always finds some great patterns that I add to my list.

    So far this year my numbers are:
    Yarn in this week:  0
    Yarn out this week:  400
    Yarn in YTD: 8760
                                                 Yarn out YTD:  7381

    What is on your needles?

    Friday, September 8, 2017

    Knitting Report

    I have been drooling over some yarn at my LYS.  And I was determined to make something with it.  I needed another project and more yarn like a zebra needs more stripes.  Michelle Hunter's new book Building with Lace kept jumping into my hands.  A perfect marriage the shawl from the book and Sandstorm.  But before I start, I must finish my Rosewood Sweater.  The back and front are done and I am about halfway through the first sleeve.

    We are leaving for a little vacation in New Jersey meeting up with family for a few days.  That will give me lots of car knitting time--it is seven hours each way.


    This week I managed to add more than 4000 yards of yarn.  Sixteen hundred yard I bought for the shawl but I was gifted about 2500 yards for a little contest we had at our LYS.  

    I REALLY REALLY don't want to buy or win any more yarn this year.  I am determined to go Cold Sheep for the rest of the year.


    Saturday, September 2, 2017

    September's Plans

    Everything is unpacked and I am settling into a new routine.  I know I will be moving again in about nine months.  But for now I have put that out of my mind.


    August
    1. Elementary Twist Hats for:  Malcolm, James, Rob and Meg
    2. Christmas Stockings for Malcolm and Leo
    3. Q3 KAL--Sweater-- in progress
    4. Craftworks Mystery Bag--Hat
    5. Label Quilts for George and Paige--almost
    6. Read;  Still Life--in progress
    September
    1. Q3 ESK KAL Rosewood V neck
    2. Chunky Pony Tail Hats
    3. Attach labels to George's and Paige's quilts
    4. Sugar Plum Treat Applique
    5. Begin Guild Medallion BOM
    6. Machine Embroidered Crazy Quilt Class
    7. Read:  Still Life
    8. Recommit to Weight Watchers