Chickadee

Chickadee

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.

Monday, May 15, 2017

April 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

Hugo is blocked, buttons are sewn, and I can't remember if I worked on the socks.  I did work on the sweater a bit.

I was a little busy finishing up my longer WIP, but he's arrived now and I don't imagine I'll have a lot of time to knit for a good long while!

April Goals:  Sleep for more than two hours in a row at least once a week.

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.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

March 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
Hugo, Patons Classic Merino Wool
February Lady Sweater, madelinetosh Tosh Merino

Shawls/Scarves:

Dancing Bees MKAL, Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace
Mini Mania Scarf, all my leftover sock yarns
BEBEB Scarf, Patons Classic Wool (yellow and a variegated)

Hands and Feet:

2aat Toe-up Socks, Lorna's Laces

Mom's shawl done, and technically the scarf is done, but I think I'll put buttons on it and call it a cowl, because it is kinda short for a scarf.  I also bound off Hugo, so now I just have to block it and that'll be good.  I also made a hat for another WIP.

March Goals:  Block Hugo, sew buttons on scarf/cowl, and work on those socks!  And maybe on the raglan sweater.

Hugo is blocked, buttons are sewn, and I can't remember if I worked on the socks.  I did work on the sweater a bit.

I was a little busy finishing up my longer WIP, but he's arrived now and I don't imagine I'll have a lot of time to knit for a good long while!

April Goals:  Sleep for more than two hours in a row at least once a week.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

February 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
Hugo, Patons Classic Merino Wool
February Lady Sweater, madelinetosh Tosh Merino

Shawls/Scarves:

Dancing Bees MKAL, Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace
Mini Mania Scarf, all my leftover sock yarns
BEBEB Scarf, Patons Classic Wool (yellow and a variegated)
Campside, Patons Astra Variegated

Hands and Feet:

2aat Toe-up Socks, Lorna's Laces

Head:

Golden Pear, Patons Classic Wool and Cascade 220

Baby cardigan complete!  Poncho ... put aside for Mom's sweater (well, now a shawl, she changed her mind!).  I did start a new project to use up yarn bought for a Christmas gift, but I'm learning two-colour brioche stitch to make it 'worth' it.  I also frogged the gloves, as I'd only knit half an inch of them and who knows what my gauge is now!

February Goals:  Finish Mom's shawl and maybe the poncho ... and maybe (just maybe?) the scarf?

Mom's shawl done, and technically the scarf is done, but I think I'll put buttons on it and call it a cowl, because it is kinda short for a scarf.  I also bound off Hugo, so now I just have to block it and that'll be good.  I also made a hat for another WIP.

March Goals:  Block Hugo, sew buttons on scarf/cowl, and work on those socks!  And maybe on the raglan sweater.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

January 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
Hugo, Patons Classic Merino Wool
Little Coffee Bean Cardigan, Cascade 220
February Lady Sweater, madelinetosh Tosh Merino

Shawls/Scarves:

Dancing Bees MKAL, Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace
Mini Mania Scarf, all my leftover sock yarns
BEBEB Scarf, Patons Classic Wool (yellow and a variegated)
Campside, Patons Astra Variegated

Hands and Feet:

2aat Toe-up Socks, Lorna's Laces
Morgan, Loops and Threads Woolike - Frogged, as I've only done five rows on it and my gauge is probably different a year (or more) later

New project was successfully completed, as were another pair that I started for a friend.  I finished the socks and frogged both blankets.

I've also decided to knit my mom a new February Lady Sweater, but I have to order yarn for it still.  The one I started will be for me.

January Goals:  Finish the poncho and perhaps the baby cardigan, though I still have time (knock on wood).  And hopefully start my mom's sweater.

Baby cardigan complete!  Poncho ... put aside for Mom's sweater (well, now a shawl, she changed her mind!).  I did start a new project to use up yarn bought for a Christmas gift, but I'm learning two-colour brioche stitch to make it 'worth' it.  I also frogged the gloves, as I'd only knit half an inch of them and who knows what my gauge is now!

February Goals:  Finish Mom's shawl and maybe the poncho ... and maybe (just maybe?) the scarf?

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Should I Bother Doing This Again?

So, this post was from the beginning of last year, and I'm curious to see if I completed any of my 'random goals'.

I'm putting a couple other goals in a separate post, just some things I'd thought about doing for a few years but never got around to doing.

1.  Delete photos from computer:  I keep all my pics.  Even the blurry ones.  Why?  Dunno, really.  But every month I think I'll work on 20 folders (they're done by date) and get rid of the excess.
Nope!  Didn't finish.  But I did work on all of the folders in 2014, 2015, and 2016.

2.  Catalog tea:  We have a nice collection of tea.  Ok, too much tea.  Mostly loose-leaf, and some of it getting older.  So I want to go through it, get an idea of what we have, throw out anything too old, and clean that basket up a bit!  (Yeah, only a basket.)
Success!  Threw out way more tea than I wanted to, but given that almost all of it was way over a year old, needed to be done.

3.  Get rid of almost-finished/needs fixing bag:  I have a bag of knit projects that either need to be blocked, fixed, ends woven in, etc.  I no longer consider a project finished if it isn't blocked/ends woven in, but these are from before that.
Nope!  But I did go through it, does that count?

4.  Catalog inks:  Got a lot of those, too, and it would be nice to know what we have without looking through them all.
Haha, totally forgot about the inks.

5.  Clean up filing:  Shred the old income tax papers and other things that have been piling up.
Sort of?  Still need to shred stuff, but we did get a new filing cabinet and most of it's been filed away.

6.  Put away needles:  Uh, yeah, gotta get on that.  I have a plastic container where I put all my now-empty circulars, but they actually belong in a receipt folder (one of the plastic ones from Walmart).  I need to 'file' them away properly.
Success!  I have been putting them away all year.

7.  Obviously, pare down the WIPs.
Success!  I have fewer WIPs than I did  last year.

No timelines here.  I'm not that insane.  Let's see what I can do this year.

I think I'll definitely continue to sort through my photos.  I also want to actually tackle the 'needs finishing' bag and not just look through it.  Still no timelines or pressure; I'll have enough going on in a few months!