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Sunday, July 01, 2012

Sunday, Let's Start at the very Beginning

sound of musicLet's start at the very beginning
A very good place to start
When you read you begin with ABC
When you sing you begin with ...

You get the picture. And so today we begin with yarn, hooks, needles, patterns and ideas galore on our 2nd year of Year of Projects. Note the new fancy badge in the side bar. New Tab will be added for year 2.

Year one tab will still be available for awhile on the blog. It reminds me what I did and didn't accomplish. I did make 15 afghans (assembled them from donated squares); though I had 4 others that were on list.

I had 2 goals, accomplished one, removed one from the list. Heck, batting in the majors I'd be batting 500, so that's not to shabby.

I made a half dozen items that weren't on my list.

So, this years list will start off a bit more simple.

My Afghan Goals:
To complete 12 afghans from donated squares
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

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.

I 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.

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.

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.

superpoints badgeSome of you have noticed this button in the sidebar and or in my previous post. But, thanks to this Superpoints membership, I have now been able to turn this needle mess

needle messInto this!
2 needle holdersLook how nice and organized. I've attempted to label the needles with size and length (click to enlarge and see little white rings on the right hand pouch). I'm going to explore further ways to label and so have these 2 pouches organized with interchangeables on the left (Denise) and Turbo's and other circulars in the right.

rolled needle organizersWOW, that's quite a difference. All together, organized and taking up less space. No more searching. Thank you Superpoints. I earned points by joining, by spinning the lucky wheel, by watching video's and by doing surveys. I converted my points into Amazon gift cards and shopped for my needle holders. Thus far, I've earned $30.00 worth, have spent $25.00 and am very close to earning another $5.00 gift card. Click on the botton and join, you'll start earning points as soon as you fill out your profile and verify your email addy. I suggest you use a separate email account to keep things separate from your personal or business email.

Happy Year 2 of Year of Projects.
And....I'm still working on the feather and fan afghan, which now has a name, thanks to a comment previously...Sea and Sand.


  1. Great goals! I'm glad that you can recognize what you did accomplish, I'm still so impressed by what you did! This year is going to be even better!

  2. Wow, nice list and I like the organization of your needle. I still struggling with mine, to much circular, too much interchangeable..

  3. That is an impressive number of afghans! Wow! It looks like you've got a great plan for the new year. Good luck and have fun!

  4. candy corn afghan will be done this year! i have a feeling!

  5. I really love all you accomplished last year it was terrific. Great list this year with a good selection. You can finish Candy Corn I know it, we'll encourage and great idea on the organisation.

  6. Lovely projects, I will really enjoy watching you put those blankets together.

  7. I love seeing all the afghans you do, I'm really looking forward to seeing this years. I've learnt quite a few different ways to cast one, but I can't say I'm particularly quick with any of them, lol. The long tail is probably my fastest, but it has the least give in it so I just the knitted cast on for most things :)

  8. Love you new needle cases, well organized and beautiful! I adore your work so far, it's really great work! You are awesome!!!

  9. Thanks all for your visits, and nice comments on my work. Particular smiles reading the comments about Candy Corn from Ruth and Shateen....I need the encouragement to finish that afghan and for the life of me can't figure why it's been such an issue. It's not my normal routine, by any means.

    I'm super pleased about my needle holders and can't believe the way it cleaned up my work basket by the chair. Awesome.

  10. Quite the ambitious list but you can do it! I have a feeling after everyone did their "what was I thinking" moment about last year's list, we all made more reasonable choices in our lists this year :) Good luck and I can't wait to see everything!

  11. You were amazing in year one. I'm sure you will rock year two as well. Good luck.

  12. How organised you are! Needle holders, a list of this year's projects, earning points ... Well done!

    My list of projects has been the same one for at least ten years as I get carried away into doing other things, mainly for other people. This month has been particularly busy hence only just catching up with reading and commenting on blogs. I must take a leaf from your book and follow your example.


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