Chickadee

Chickadee

Monday, January 1, 2018

December Update

Current WIPs (new ones are bolded):

Sweaters/Cardigans:

Rosemary Cardigan, Cascade 220 Heather
Easy Top-down Raglan, Noro Kureyon and Patons North America Ballybrae
Oranje, Estelle Yarns Andean Heathers
Ponchetta, Caron Cakes

Shawls/Scarves:

Dancing Bees MKAL, Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace
Mini Mania Scarf, all my leftover sock yarns
Daughter of Thrain MKAL, Crystal Palace Yarn Lace

Hands and Feet:

Mitten (my own design), Patons Classic Wool
Generic Cuff Down Sock, Red Heart
Baby Mitten, leftover sock yarn

Hats:

1898 Hat, Patons Classic Merino
1898 Hat, Andre's Alpacas Sock (held quadruple)

Blanket finished, mitten pattern partially written up/charted, had to start the next sock project for portable knitting, and sleeves finished on raglan sweater.

So, goals sort of achieved?

I'd like to finish the raglan sweater by year's end, but I'd be content with mostly done.

December Goals:  Work on raglan, finish thumb of prototype mitt, and work a little on the mini mania scarf.


Two out of three ain't bad, but I didn't work on the prototype mitt at all.  I finished three projects, though!  The ponchetta is a birthday gift and took less than a week to knit.

January Goals:  Finish first prototype mitt and work on the charts.  Finish hat for Dad.  Maybe cast on a Colour Your Winter project.


Thursday, November 30, 2017

November Update

Current WIPs (new ones are bolded):

Sweaters/Cardigans:

Rosemary Cardigan, Cascade 220 Heather
Easy Top-down Raglan, Noro Kureyon and Patons North America Ballybrae
Oranje, Estelle Yarns Andean Heathers

Shawls/Scarves:

Dancing Bees MKAL, Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace
Mini Mania Scarf, all my leftover sock yarns
Daughter of Thrain MKAL, Crystal Palace Yarn Lace

Hands and Feet:

2aat Toe-up Socks, Lorna's Laces
Mitten (my own design), Patons Classic Wool
Generic Cuff Down Sock, Red Heart

Blankets:

Generic Granny Square Blanket, Bernat Pop

Hats:

1898 Hat, Patons Classic Merino

Goals achieved!  Almost done the blanket, stalled on the hat (but should finish after the mitten is finalized), and got a brainstorm for a new design.

November Goals:  Finish the blanket, and have the pattern for the mitten at least written up, maybe even charted.

Blanket finished, mitten pattern partially written up/charted, had to start the next sock project for portable knitting, and sleeves finished on raglan sweater.

So, goals sort of achieved?

I'd like to finish the raglan sweater by year's end, but I'd be content with mostly done.

December Goals:  Work on raglan, finish thumb of prototype mitt, and work a little on the mini mania scarf.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

October Update

Current WIPs (new ones are bolded):

Sweaters/Cardigans:

Rosemary Cardigan, Cascade 220 Heather
Easy Top-down Raglan, Noro Kureyon and Patons North America Ballybrae
February Lady Sweater, madelinetosh Tosh Merino Going to frog this one
Oranje, Estelle Yarns Andean Heathers

Shawls/Scarves:

Dancing Bees MKAL, Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace
Mini Mania Scarf, all my leftover sock yarns
Daughter of Thrain MKAL, Crystal Palace Yarn Lace

Hands and Feet:

2aat Toe-up Socks, Lorna's Laces
Mitten (my own design), Patons Classic Wool

Blankets:

Generic Granny Square Blanket, Bernat Pop

Hats:

1898 Hat, Patons Classic Merino

Hey, I hit all my goals!

October Goals:  Work a little bit on some of my WIPs.  Eat turkey.

Goals achieved!  Almost done the blanket, stalled on the hat (but should finish after the mitten is finalized), and got a brainstorm for a new design.

November Goals:  Finish the blanket, and have the pattern for the mitten at least written up, maybe even charted.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

September Update

Current WIPs (new ones are bolded):

Sweaters/Cardigans:

Rosemary Cardigan, Cascade 220 Heather
Easy Top-down Raglan, Noro Kureyon and Patons North America Ballybrae
February Lady Sweater, madelinetosh Tosh Merino
Oranje, Estelle Yarns Andean Heathers

Shawls/Scarves:

Dancing Bees MKAL, Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace
Mini Mania Scarf, all my leftover sock yarns
Daughter of Thrain MKAL, Crystal Palace Yarn Lace

Hands and Feet:

2aat Toe-up Socks, Lorna's Laces

Blankets:

Generic Granny Square Blanket, Bernat Pop

Hats:

1898 Hat, Patons Classic Merino

Still on clue two of the MKAL, and almost forgot to post an August update.  Sleep is a bit better.

September Goals:  Sleep more.  Work on stuff.  Wash some bottles, do some laundry.

Hey, I hit all my goals!

October Goals:  Work a little bit on some of my WIPs.  Eat turkey.

Friday, September 8, 2017

August Update

Current WIPs (new ones are bolded):

Sweaters/Cardigans:

Rosemary Cardigan, Cascade 220 Heather
Easy Top-down Raglan, Noro Kureyon and Patons North America Ballybrae
February Lady Sweater, madelinetosh Tosh Merino
Oranje, Estelle Yarns Andean Heathers

Shawls/Scarves:

Dancing Bees MKAL, Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace
Mini Mania Scarf, all my leftover sock yarns
Daughter of Thrain MKAL, Crystal Palace Yarn Lace

Hands and Feet:

2aat Toe-up Socks, Lorna's Laces

Blankets:

Generic Granny Square Blanket, Bernat Pop

Failed both!  It's been too hot to knit most days, and of course, why not start a lace-weight beaded shawl when you have a four-month-old?

August Goals:  Don't forget to post an August update.  Work on MKAL, maybe get to clue three?  Sleep.

Still on clue two of the MKAL, and almost forgot to post an August update.  Sleep is a bit better.

September Goals:  Sleep more.  Work on stuff.  Wash some bottles, do some laundry.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

June and July Update

Current WIPs (new ones are bolded):

Sweaters/Cardigans:

Rosemary Cardigan, Cascade 220 Heather
Easy Top-down Raglan, Noro Kureyon and Patons North America Ballybrae
February Lady Sweater, madelinetosh Tosh Merino
Oranje, Estelle Yarns Andean Heathers

Shawls/Scarves:

Dancing Bees MKAL, Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace
Mini Mania Scarf, all my leftover sock yarns
Daughter of Thrain MKAL, Crystal Palace Yarn Lace

Hands and Feet:

2aat Toe-up Socks, Lorna's Laces

Blankets:

Generic Granny Square Blanket, Bernat Pop

Ha.  Didn't finish any heels, though I have worked on them and the sweater.  I have managed to sleep for more than two hours in a row at least once a night!

June Goals:  Maybe get to three hours in a row consistently?  And keep working on those socks.

 Failed both!  It's been too hot to knit most days, and of course, why not start a lace-weight beaded shawl when you have a four-month-old?

August Goals:  Don't forget to post an August update.  Work on MKAL, maybe get to clue three?  Sleep.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

May Update

Current WIPs (new ones are bolded):

Sweaters/Cardigans:

Rosemary Cardigan, Cascade 220 Heather
Easy Top-down Raglan, Noro Kureyon and Patons North America Ballybrae

February Lady Sweater, madelinetosh Tosh Merino
Oranje, Estelle Yarns Andean Heathers

Shawls/Scarves:

Dancing Bees MKAL, Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace
Mini Mania Scarf, all my leftover sock yarns

Hands and Feet:

2aat Toe-up Socks, Lorna's Laces

Sort of made my goal?  Still working on that one ....

I did start a new project, despite my significant reduction in free time, but it doesn't have a timeline or anything so no pressure.  I also made it to the heels of the socks.


May Goals:  Sleep for more than two hours in a row every night.  And finish the heels on those socks.

Ha.  Didn't finish any heels, though I have worked on them and the sweater.  I have managed to sleep for more than two hours in a row at least once a night!

June Goals:  Maybe get to three hours in a row consistently?  And keep working on those socks.