Wednesday, August 31, 2016

September Goals

Goal setting sounds so formal.  I think I have to start referring to them as good intentions.  To say I was side-tracked this month is an understatement.  In my knitting world I have been concentrating on the GAAA squares.

August 2016
  1. Borders for My Tweets--oops.  Seems to have made its way to the bottom of the pile.
  2. Applique Block 5 of Joy of Life--finished one flower!
  3. Great American Afghan--2 more blocks
  4. Finish Cape Cod sweater--not even close
  5. Read:  Sacred and Profane--working on it
  6. Complete quilting, binding and label on Farm Life quilt.
  7. Read A Holiday Yarn
  8. Machine quilted Bricks and Mortar Scrap Quilt
  9. Machine Embroidered Quilt BOM up to date
September 2016
  1. Great American Aran Afghan--complete 2 squares
  2. My Tweets Quilt--borders, basting, machine quilting, embellishing
  3. Bricks and Mortar Quilt--binding and label
  4. Complete Little Cotton Rabbit for class
  5. Safari BOM Machine Embroidered Quilt--3 blocks
  6. Read--Sacred and Profane 

    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 this

    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.