WOW...our last post for a Year of Projects ....
My Year of Projects List for July 2012-July 2013(see updates in green Italics)
My Afghan Goals:
To complete 12 afghans:
10 from donated squares (9 down and 1 to go)
1.. Summers End
3. My Granny
4. Christmas Time
5. Buckeye Blitz
6. Box of Crayons
8. Desert Rose
9. Iris and Lillies
Complete Candy Corn Afghan (longest work in progress project EVER)
Finish the Feather and Fan Afghan (knitted), that finally has a name, Sea and Sand
**Sea and Sand in the works
The afghan picture is Sea and Sand, it is very close to finished. I'm doing the last couple of rows of the final section, the dark gray section. Then need to work in end, launder and block.
I did not get the last afghan of the 10 made from donated squares. I lost steam.
The goal accomplished last year, learn to cable. I want to make a skirt for myself using this new skill. Need to re-find the pattern for starters.
it seems I'm already altering in come capacity. I am working on a
cable scarf which I never put on the list, needed to practice the cables
I thought; plus was traveling and needed a small project that would
travel well. The cabled scarf DONE
want to make time for working on items other than the above afghans. I
kept so busy with those last year, many other wanted projects didn't
happen. Didn't really accomplish this so much. Seemed there never was enough time to do much beyond the ghans. A few small things here and there only.
Cast on....I know there are other
methods beyond the traditional one I always use. I get all tangled up
when I try to do the thumb one and so ....do it old school...the long
slow way. Would like to learn another faster cast on.
Did not accomplish this either. Egads, I'm not doing to well.
I have a knitting machine,
haven't used it in over a year. In fact removed it from my office in
order to make room for my antique Treedle Singer Sewing Machine. Would
like to set up a space in the basement and use it some again for
accomplish quick things for charity, Bridge and Beyond.
Nope...no headway with this either beyond talking with hubby about the logistics of how this might work.
Need to block a blue scarf I knitted AND cable scarf mentioned above
Want to try the above mentioned cable skirt
Misc whatever items for DD (perhaps the jewel tone traveling scarf now in the works) and family, made
scarf intended for DD, but ..colors didn't come out the way I hoped.
(that was the above cable scarf, and she tells me she really doesn't
need another, yet. So perhaps it will be donated. Project turned into a
Green Sweater which is in the works.
perhaps even some washcloths for myself....in the works
No further headway with the green sweater for DD, never got around to blocking said scarves, and the cotton cloths I initially made for myself, ended up being gifts for others.
So, I conclude I did NOT do well with my list; debating about whether or not to get on board for the up coming year. I went quite a few weeks without posting and linking because I didn't feel I had much to report. We'll see how the sign up goes, and how the wind is blowing before I make a final decision. Though, I'll not lose contact either way, as I think I have you all in my blog log.