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Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Taking Stock of the List

10 of 25 squares edged with 2 rows of black. Squares now 12 inches. Details below regarding "Got Brown" Afghan in Works in Progress.
Good headway on Darling Daughters Green Lace Scarf. Love this yarn, love the pattern. Details below in Work in Progress.

On July 10th, 2011 I joined a blog hop on Ravelry called a Year of Projects (YOP)

My list has been broken into 3 categories:
Goals, Work in Progress, and Finished Objects. The list has been alter slightly. 2011 has come to and end, and today is day 3 of year 2012. The half way point in the YOP.

1. Learn to knit cables
2. Learn to knit socks
**I've made a cable knit washcloth so have accomplished 50% of this list item. I also have a cable knitted skirt I'm thinking of making...but, don't plan to add that item to the list

1. Candy Corn Ghan has been on this list Forever, and hasn't been touched. Seems since we past fall, it won't be for some time to come.
2. Liberty Lace. A scarf I'm making for myself. A challenge as it was a new lace stitch, my first. The yarn is yummy from a feel standpoint. Liking the color less and less as time goes on. On the back burner...haven't worked on it since ( ), a contender for frogging.
3. Buckeye Diagonal Scarf...also on the list a long time, no progess made. Back burner as OSU football season is a way off now, what's the point from a time management standpoint. Last worked on (May of 2011 )
4. Cotton Cloth Calendar Challenge. Fabulous headway here. 10 of 12 months completed 83% Done! Months pending are February and March. Cotton on hand, need to pick out pattern for February in the next couple of weeks.
5. Awesome Blue Scarf...frogged after 3 attempts and removed from list. Rather Replaced with Darling Daughters Green Scarf. Lots of headway, hoping to finish this week and mail to her. Had hoped to finish by Christmas, but that didn't happen. Pictured above and is one of my current focuses.
6. Bridge and Beyond Afghan, Got Brown? This particular item is coming along nicely, however since making ghans for Bridge and Beyond is ongoing...it's never going to be considered Done on my list. Pictured above in the works, and is one of my current focuses.

Finished Objects:
1. Wedding Ghan, this was the first fully knitted ghan with all new stitches I've made. It was a challenge, and I was very pleased with the end result.
2. Odd Ball Baby Blankets. When this was added to the list it was going to be 1 blanket, or my part of the one blanket. Turned into my part of 4 blankets. Cinco De Mayo, Baby Pink Petuna, Mardi Gras, and Fruit Salad. My parts are all DONE
3. Red Scarf No More, due to yarn problems this scarf was not donated to The Red Scarf Project, instead it was donated to Bridge and Beyond.
4. Bridge and Beyond Afghans. As stated above this is is always on going. I assemble ghans from donated squares which are in turn donated to Homeless Families through Bridge and Beyond. From the time YOP began here's the completed list:
A. Pink Poddle
B. Jewels
C. Pink Petuna
D. Rainbow Bright
E. Royalty

Badge and link for YOP in sidebar


  1. Looks like a great list of projects, Sandy! MUCH more interesting than my personal word document of my own WIPS :-)

  2. I love those blues and that creamy brown against the black of those Granny Squares!

  3. Happy New Year!

    Really interesting update, thank you. I think that green scarf is beautiful and I love the blue in those squares. Good luck with everything you do in 2012.

  4. Thanks for the comment, Sandy. Happy New Year to you too! Yes, we are all moved in now. Our next goal is to somehow be ready for Owen when he comes, I'm 34 weeks pregnant now! We still need to get some clothes for him, bottles, and hopefully a bassinet. I'd also love a rocking chair, a new camera because mine is giving me trouble, and a breast pump. I doubt I'll get those things before he comes. I have a bunch of onesies and some pants for him and I've crocheted him a few sweaters, but he needs more sweaters and pajamas. Unfortunately ALL of Ricky's newborn size clothes had to be left behind at the last apartment. We didn't have time to get all of our things out and had to leave quite a few things behind, some of which were important to us. Wish we could file taxes early and get some extra cash before he arrives!

  5. Hi Sandy,
    I am so ashamed. I have not been in touch or blogged in forever... guess you figured I have disappeared... kinda' sorta' have, huh! It's been on thing after another, and other really good either. Hope to get back int he swing of things when I get over this darned cold or flu that I have had for 8 days now. Hope we are still friends.

    BrendaLea A. - Purple Lady
    prpldy (at) comcast dot net

  6. Love that green color. It'll be a beautiful scarf. Granny squares, my favorite. Did I ever tell you that when I was a young girl, my mom knitted an afghan using the granny squares to help her regain small muscle movement after she had a severe stroke? I still use that afghan and think of her always when I see Granny Squares. I love GS's your color choices, Sandy. Really pretty.

  7. I'll teach you socks!!! Wanna do toe up or top down?? I do both. Wanna do two at a time?? Just learned that one! No dpns tho. I'll teach you my 2 circ method. Less frustrating as you won't lose needles.

  8. Socks are easy! I'm sure you'll enjoy them, but they can become addictive, so be careful ;)

    You always accomplish so much and your list proves it.

    A happy and productive new year :)

  9. Thanks all for visits and comments.

    BrendaLea, of course we still are. Wonderful to hear from you again.

    Flamingo, that's a wonderful story. How precious that afghan must be to you. Thanks for sharing.

    Dodi, one of these days let's get together. I'd love it, besides it's way too long since we visited.

    Thanks for the encouragement hakucho, appreciate it.

  10. The black really brings out the colours in your squares and I love your colour selection. I always find it very interesting to see what other people choose as I'm hopeless when it comes to that kind of thing.


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