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Year of Projects: Week 3

17 Jul
Project Percentage Complete: 21%
Overall Percentage Complete: 25%
Since I had been focusing on my cabled scarf, which is not done yet, I thought I’d take a break from the needles and revisit my crochet hook. I picked up a G and started plugging away on my Christmas ornaments, the ice skates. The pattern is very easy to memorize and they turn out pretty quickly. I made 5 pair in about an hour (with interruptions).

My percentage this week took a HUGE jump because of the fast nature of the skate ornament and the fact I have so many of them to make. I know that when these are done, my percentage will slowly climb to the top – not like the rocket ship climb I took this week.

Even more exciting is that as of now, Saturday night, 8 minutes before midnight, I finished the knit cabled scarf I started working on. It took 2 balls of Mistero Trends wool blend. I’m excited to show it to you even though I think it may need blocked. Granted, I need to talk to the yarn group ladies to get a feel for what I should be doing exactly.

Number of Project Items: 28
Number of Added Items: 4

Project List Items (not complete)
Filet Market Bag
– Lacey Table Runner for kitchen

– Throw for living room sofa (no pattern selected yet)
Men’s Vest (Christmas present)
– Round Afghan/Throw (potential Christmas present)
– Angel Tree Topper
– Joseph Wrap from Crochet! Magazine (as Christmas present)
– 13 pair of Paperclip Ice Skates Ornaments (office Christmas presents)
– 2 sets of Golf Club Covers (no numbers) – (as Christmas presents)

Project List Items (done)
– 3 pair of Paperclip Ice Skates Ornaments (personal use)
– 2 pair of Paperclip Ice Skates Ornaments (as office Christmas presents)
– Easy Cabled Scarf (my own pattern) 

Added Items (not complete)
– Wristlet Bag (adjusting pattern)
– EnviroTote Market Bag #4

Added Items (done)
– Wristlet Bag (making my own pattern)
– Mystery CAL Beach Bag

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24 Comments

Posted by on July 17, 2011 in My Projects

 

24 responses to “Year of Projects: Week 3

  1. Kate

    July 17, 2011 at 7:22 am

    Your scarf looks very snuggly and the ice skates are so cute! It does feel so good to finish things.

     
  2. Caz

    July 17, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Oh wow I love those ice skates!!! SO COOL!

     
  3. ruthmckeown

    July 17, 2011 at 10:13 am

    Your scarf looks gorgeous, well done on getting it finished. How cute are those skates, really lovely

     
  4. RugbyMad

    July 17, 2011 at 10:16 am

    How sweet are those ice skating boots!  And your scarf well its stunning!

     
  5. Dorothy

    July 17, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Your scarf is beautiful and those little skates are so cute.  I'm going to have to buy some big paperclips tomorrow so I can give them a try.  

     
  6. Sandycrochet

    July 17, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    You had a good week, always nice to see your percentages grow.  If I tried to figure out right now, it would still be pretty low I think.  The scarf looks awesome.  Congrats on getting it done!  Most cool to get a wip moved over to the fo category.

     
  7. Cris

    July 17, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    I know the overall percentage will fluctuate because I have several things *not* on my list that I'll be doing here soonish. And of course, I know once those skates are done, the percentage will crawl to 100%. Oh well – I'm glad to just see some progress, even if its on the small things :)

     
  8. Cris

    July 17, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Thanks! You can't really see it in the picture, but I'm using wool-ease for the white part so they are a little fuzzy at the top. I think they would look flat if it were a plain ole white, non-fuzzy color. I really think you'll like them!

     
  9. Cris

    July 17, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Thanks!

     
  10. Cris

    July 17, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Thanks :)

     
  11. Cris

    July 17, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Thank you :)

     
  12. Cris

    July 17, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    The blend is surprisingly soft even though it's a wool blend. Thank you and yes, it does feel good to get things done :)

     
  13. OghamMoon

    July 17, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Oh wow, it looks like you've been on a real roll this week, isn't it a lovely feeling when something gets completed so quickly!

     
  14. florencefrazier2002

    July 17, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Looks like you are making great progress!  Those skates are so cute and I cannot wait to see your scarf blocked!

     
  15. Cristina Barnes

    July 17, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Congrats on finishing you beautiful Scarf I absolutely love it! And the skate OMG I must try to make some are you using 1 or 2 paperclips? I have so many WIPs hanging on every door knob and a ton in my head I need to do what you do and make a list (to keep my ADD in check lol) So anyone can join the group?

     
  16. Clare Unitt

    July 17, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    I love the skates and its great to have a quick project.  Scarf looks gorgeous – are you sure it needs blocking? x

     
  17. kim

    July 17, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Congrats on your finished scarf–it looks so warm and cozy and wintery.
    *smiles*

     
  18. Rowe

    July 18, 2011 at 3:31 am

    That scarf is awesome :D and those ornaments are soooooooo cute <3

     
  19. Sarah - Crafts From The Cwtch

    July 18, 2011 at 11:55 am

    The scarf looks really great – it's such a lovely colour! The skates are really cute – I haven't seen any of those before. 

     
  20. Keri

    July 18, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    I LOVE the scarf.  It looks great!

     
  21. Alittlebitsheepish

    July 18, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    The scarf looks great and the ice skates are really cute, you are going to be well organised for Christmas!

     
  22. CrochetBlogger

    July 18, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Those ice skate ornaments are adorable!

     
  23. Evelyn Leong

    July 19, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Those ice skates are beyond adorable!

     
  24. Annie Chen

    July 21, 2011 at 1:38 am

    Super cute! you're making good progress on it!

     

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