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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Getting it Done November


Not as productive as I would have liked but I did knit a charity hat.  Hopefully my December list will be more manageable.

I like organizing my plans for the month even if I don't complete the tasks.  It helps me set goals and keeps me focused. 

Visit Judy's blog to see what others would like to do.

November
1. Complete two rows of Aunt Grace's Garden Party
2. Knit Chunky Cable Headband--didn't start
3. Cast on Fantasy Naturale Baby sweater--didn't get to that either
4. Work on Black and White String Blocks--I sense a pattern here--didn't touch it!

December
1. Complete the top of Aunt Grace's Garden party
2. Complete brown and gold cowl
3. Complete Return to Square One Medallion Quilt top
4. Machine quilt Pinwheel quilt, bind and label

Friday, November 29, 2013

Yarn report Week 47

Not much knitting or anything else other cooking this week.  But that will change next week.  I spent a lovely morning with my coffee and the Eat Sleep Knit site.  I couldn't resist the black Friday sale.  But on those purchases next week.  For this week--nothing in and nothing out.

Current inventory:  329
In this week:  0
Used this week:  0

What's on My Needles

Happy Thanksgiving.

There was very little knitting and quilting this week.  I did manage to cast on a cowl.
Hopefully I will be able to sit and knit a little this evening.   I am going to visit Judy's blog to see what others are working on.  I usually gets lots of inspiration.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Yarn Report Week 46

I have had no change in my numbers--but not for lack of trying!!!  Nothing in this week and nothing out although I did swatch some Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport.  I really, really want to make a sweater for me that will fit well.  I will tell you more about my plan in a few weeks.

I have spent a lot of time browsing my favorite online yarn shops.  There are so many yarns I want to try. I have never liked making a swatch, even though I know how important it can be.  But now I am finding it fun.  I try out the yarn before I invest a lot of money to see how I like it.

I am off to visit Judy's Yarn Report.   After I see her purchases I usually go "shopping"

Friday, November 15, 2013

Yarn Report Week 45

This has been the first week in a long, long time that I didn't purchase yarn--not that I wasn't tempted!!!

In this week:  0
Out this week:  1  (it's a start)
In YTD:  330
Out YTD: 1

I'm on a roll.

On the Needles

It has been a slow knitting week.  The brown hat I showed last week is finished and packed away for the Soup Kitchen Christmas Lunch.

I will be giving the cowl to my daughter next week.

At the moment I have been spending more time on applique.  But I will be casting on a sport weight yarn for a swatch.  I am determined to make a sweater that fits.

This is the Gap-tastic Cowl.  The yarn is Malabrigo Mecha Candombe.  The yarn was wonderful to work with.  It has a very rich luxurious feel.  I would love to use it again.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Yarn Report

I need an intervention!!!  During our weekly drop in knitting on Tuesday, I found some lovely fingering weight yarn I couldn't resist.
The bottom skein which looks grey but is more forest and pine green will be for a cowl for one on my DD's  The pink and grey skein was too pretty to pass up.  I don't know what it will be but it is a lovely addition to my stash.

I am going to start fresh with my numbers--this will be like a week 1. 

Number of skeins, balls, hanks on hand--328
Used this week:  0 (leftovers were used to make a Christmas stocking)
Added this week:  2
Total # to be used:  330

ON (and off) the Needes Friday

I love the feeling of finishing things!  One of my first knitting projects was Christmas stockings.  That was about 35 years ago.  About 10 years ago I thought I would replace them with something a little more elegant.  No one wanted anything to do with the new ones.  And since everyone has moved away, I get requests to make Christmas stockings for their homes.  Our youngest was married in September.  I made Christmas stockings for them including their dog two years ago.  This year Mrs. M asked me to make one for her MIL. 
On my needles is a stocking cap in a lovely Chocolate brown.  Several times a month, we gather at our LYS for charity knitting.  I will be taking the finished projects to the Soup Kitchen in a few weeks.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Yarn Report

As I mentioned in an earlier post life has been a little crazy for me.  I have been trying to learn the features of my new laptop and haven't quite figured out how to crop my photos.  Hopefully I will get to it this weekend.

While we were visiting Cape Cod this week, I came across two lovely yarn shops--one in Falmouth and one in Harwich.  It would have so rude not to purchase a little something.  So I came home with 7 additional skeins of yarn for 4 new projects.  Waiting for me when we got back home was a Box of Fun from the Loopy Ewe with 4 more skeins. 
As I was looking for a place to put it, I was amazed how little space I had left.   I counted every skein, ball, hank of yarn.  Including this new stash I have 324 skeins of yarn!!!  I am embarrassed.    Each one was purchased for a specific
project.  I need to begin my New Year resolutions for 2014 NOW!!!