Chickadee

Chickadee

Monday, September 10, 2018

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Update For The Last Few Months

Current WIPs (new ones are bolded):

Sweaters/Cardigans:

Rosemary Cardigan, Cascade 220 Heather
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
Endometriosis Shawl, madelinetosh Tosh Merino
Organized Chaos, Patons Merino Wool
Winter Raven Walks MKAL, JaggerSpun Zephyr Wool-Silk

Hands and Feet:

Generic Cuff Down Sock, Red Heart
Vanilla Toe-up Sock w/ Fish Lips Kiss Heel, Mirasol Yarn Hachito
Stockinette Hand Warmers, Sugar Bush Itty Bitty

Hats:

1898 Hat, Andre's Alpacas Sock (held quadruple) - hibernating

Mittens are finished.  Work is great, and my son loves daycare.

April Goals:  Make another hair tie (stashbusting and growing out my hair).  Finish the worsted weight shawl.  Work on the socks.  Buy no yarn.  Try (ha!) to not start another project (except for the hair tie).

Ahem.  Um, whoops.  So, it's September (not even the beginning anymore!) and I've been neglecting this blog for a few months.  Sorry!

I started a few projects, including another lace-weight MKAL (I swear I'm going to finish all of them ... one day), and I've finished absolutely nothing.  It's been hot.  Too hot to comfortably knit.  But now it's cooling off a bit and I'm out of excuses.

September Goals:  Finish something.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

March Update

Current WIPs (new ones are bolded):

Sweaters/Cardigans:

Rosemary Cardigan, Cascade 220 Heather
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
Endometriosis Shawl, madelinetosh Tosh Merino

Hands and Feet:

Mitten (my own design), Patons Classic Wool
Generic Cuff Down Sock, Red Heart
Vanilla Toe-up Sock w/ Fish Lips Kiss Heel, Mirasol Yarn Hachito

Hats:

1898 Hat, Andre's Alpacas Sock (held quadruple) - hibernating
Tie-D Hair, Patons Classic Wool

Blankets:

Star Blanket, Caron Cakes

Still trying not to freak out about Monday (going back to work).  Finished the hat, started and finished three more projects (two were for a birthday present), and worked a bit on the cardigan.

March Goals:  Finish those mittens!

Mittens are finished.  Work is great, and my son loves daycare.

April Goals:  Make another hair tie (stashbusting and growing out my hair).  Finish the worsted weight shawl.  Work on the socks.  Buy no yarn.  Try (ha!) to not start another project (except for the hair tie).

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

February Update

Current WIPs (new ones are bolded):

Sweaters/Cardigans:

Rosemary Cardigan, Cascade 220 Heather
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
Mini Mania Scarf, Bernat Pop!
Dudester Scarf, Mary Maxim Aran Irish Tweed
Dudester Scarf, Sirdar Snuggly

Hands and Feet:

Mitten (my own design), Patons Classic Wool
Generic Cuff Down Sock, Red Heart
Vanilla Toe-up Sock w/ Fish Lips Kiss Heel, Mirasol Yarn Hachito


Hats:

1898 Hat, Andre's Alpacas Sock (held quadruple) - hibernating
1898 Hat, Sirdar Snuggly
1898 Hat, Mary Maxim Aran Irish Tweed

The first mitt isn't fully done, as I still need to do the embroidery part.  But the charts are complete and the written pattern is almost done.

I finished the hat, made another for my husband, and then started another for my son.  I might have had that one done for January, too, but we all came down with something.

I kinda cheated on the last goal and made the prototype mitt my CYW project.

February Goals:  Try not to freak out too much at the thought of going back to work and putting my son in daycare.  Finish that hat (it's almost done).  Work on the Rosemary cardigan, even though I'm pretty sure I'll run out of yarn first.

Still trying not to freak out about Monday (going back to work).  Finished the hat, started and finished three more projects (two were for a birthday present), and worked a bit on the cardigan.

March Goals:  Finish those mittens!

Friday, February 2, 2018

January Update

Current WIPs (new ones are bolded):

Sweaters/Cardigans:

Rosemary Cardigan, Cascade 220 Heather

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
Mini Mania Scarf, Bernat Pop!

Hands and Feet:

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

Hats:

1898 Hat, Andre's Alpacas Sock (held quadruple) - hibernating
1898 Hat, Patons Classic Wool
1898 Hat, Patons Classic Wool
1898 Hat, Sirdar Snuggly 

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.

The first mitt isn't fully done, as I still need to do the embroidery part.  But the charts are complete and the written pattern is almost done.

I finished the hat, made another for my husband, and then started another for my son.  I might have had that one done for January, too, but we all came down with something.

I kinda cheated on the last goal and made the prototype mitt my CYW project.

February Goals:  Try not to freak out too much at the thought of going back to work and putting my son in daycare.  Finish that hat (it's almost done).  Work on the Rosemary cardigan, even though I'm pretty sure I'll run out of yarn first.

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.