Saturday, January 13, 2018

On the Needles Friday

So what do you do when your flu vaccine wasn't optimal!  Cough, sleep, knit, binge watch Netflix and mess up your schedule.  The big Guy and I are just beginning to feel human.

We watched all three seasons of Broadchurch as well as a British show called Marcella.  Tonight we started River.  I was able to start and finish Honeycomb Mitts and start Lowlands hat both by Tin Can Knits.  Nothing will stop me from my ESK Yarnathon.

Good bye Flu!!!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Stash Report Week 1

Time to reinstate fabric and yarn accountability.  My yarn numbers were pretty good last year.  I used more than I purchased.  However, I wasn't as attentive to my fabric.  I didn't purchase much but I didn't do a good job keeping track of what came in and what went out.  So for the new year, I am starting from scratch.

Fabric in this week:  0 yards
Fabric out this week:  0 yards  even though I finished a quilt top.  I will wait until the quilt is finished.  This is where I get into trouble.  By the time I finish something I am in a rush to get it done and out that I forget to add it to my numbers.

Yarn in this week:  0 yards only because I haven't been to the mailbox.  There is yarn waiting for me that was a planned purchase--actually 2 planned purchases.  My goal is to knit as much as possible from stash.

Yarn out this week:  203 yards

Friday, January 5, 2018

On the Needles Friday

My first finish for 2018.
I love the little Top This hats.  They make cute gifts.  And best of all I can work on them during drop in knitting.  I am much less likely to make a mistake.

A friend and I have started a Hats for Charity KAL called Knit One Crochet tooat our LYS.   I am the knitter and Mary a crocheter.  Our first project for 2018 were little premie hats for the American Heart Association.  Our February project is for a local Soup Kitchen.  We will be making adult hats and the pattern we will provide is for a Mistake Rib Hat in chunky yarn.

 I have also been working on Build it with Lace.  I am on the third of nine lace sections.  I am enjoying the project and the yarn, The Periwinkle Sheep.

Monday, January 1, 2018

January Aspirations

I do manage to start the year off with a bang, that is planning to accomplish too many things.  I want (need) this year to be one of living and enjoying the moment.  It is time to stop rushing from one task to another.  Also I would like to be that person that starts something and finishes it before moving on.  Probably not going to happen but a girl can dream

  1. Build it with Lace--5 of 9 sections
  2. Froggy Hat
  3. Bantry Bay Mystery KAL--starts Jan 15--order yarn
  4. Charity Hats:  Red Premie Hat
  5. ESK Yarnathon--Tin Can Knits--Barley Hat
  6. Mistake Rib Hat--Feb Charity KAL at LYS
  7. Malcolm's Quilt Umbrella Critters
  8. Joy of Life Applique Block 6
  9. Stars over Baltimore BOM Part 1--starts Jan 8
  10. Schoolhouse Monkey Wrench BOM
  11. Read:  Maine
  12. Home Tweet Home--January quilt for Judy's Challenge

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Look out 2018 here I come

Quilting took a back seat to knitting this year.  I didn't do a good job keeping track of what I wanted to do and what would be realistic.   What I do know for sure is that I only finished two lap quilts that I gifted to a new found first cousin and his wife.

I am most happy,really really happy,  that I used more yarn than I purchased.

Yarn in:  7818 yards
Yarn out:  20083

My goal for the new year is mindful purchases of yarn and fabric.  Look hard at yarn and fabric stashes before purchasing anything.  I know I can do this.

Happy New Year.


Wednesday, December 27, 2017

So many projects, so little time

If you are reading this on the day I posted, you may be thinking what has gotten into me!  Three similar posts for similar challenges.  A few added here and there.  What sets this apart for the other posts, is that I have included some knitting as well.  I haven't lost my mind.  I just want a road map for the year.  

  1.           Color Safari
  2.          Malcolm’s Umbrella Critters
  3.          Joy of Life
  4.         Left over Jelly Roll
  5.         Hocuspocusville         
  6.         Owl Strippy
  7.           Aunt Mindy’s Flower Baskets
  8.         Guild Double Monkey Wrench
  9.          30’s Four Patch Euro Swap.             
  10.         Guild Sampler.   
  11.       Home Tweet Home
  12.            Revolutionary Flare
  13.               Aunt Grace’s Garden Party
  14.              Turning Twenty Again in the Spring
  15.             StarsOver Baltimore--starts in January
  16.              SugarPlum Stocking
  17.       Guild Medallion--feathered star
  18.         Buildit with Lace
  19.        Mitts—6 pairs--these will be Christmas gifts
  20.       PilotHouse Sweater
  21.          Turksand Caicos Sweater
  22.             PescadaroSweater
Wish me luck!

Another Challenge

I tend to over-indulge in challenges at the beginning of a New Year.  There is definitely repetition among my challenges.  Judy's was the smallest with 12.  I added a few more to Gail's challenge.  But I only need to complete half of them to be successful.  In both of these challenges I only list quilting projects.

I have posted some pictures here.

Several of these projects were packed away when we moved.  I hope to locate them when it is time to work on them!

1.        Color Safari
2.        Malcolm’s Umbrella Critters
3.        Joy of Life
4.        Left over Jelly Roll
5.        Hocuspocusville
6.        Owl Strippy
7.        Aunt Mindy’s Flower Baskets
8.        Guild Double Monkey Wrench
9.        30’s Four Patch Euro Swap
10.    Guild Sampler
11.       Home Tweet Home
12.       Revolutionary Flare
13.      Aunt Grace’s Garden Party
14.      Turning Twenty Again in the Spring