Project Percentage Complete: 80%
Overall Percentage Complete: 96%
Number of Project Items: 20
Number of Added Items: 167
Total Completed Items: 179
Total Items: 187
Whelp, a little housekeeping/info first. I did add a few items to the list this week but it wasn’t enough to change the overall percentage. I’m ok with that. I think I am doing really good this year and am actually a bit surprised at everything I’ve made. I can say I never thought I made that much… and the funny thing is, I know I’ve missed a few items here and there – that I have forgotten to come and add items as I finished them or what-have-you. It’s still a pretty crazy list regardless.
I am making decent progress on various projects. My main focus for the week has been Special Olympics scarves but it is hard because they are made using Red Heart. While Red Heart Super Saver is nice after it is washed, working with the darker colors proves to be rougher on the hands. I’m not exactly a fan of that, but I have no choice in the yarn with this one. I could go to the Red Heart Soft option but unfortunately the red seems to be in short supply here…. and I am not afforded the comfort of time to order it online and have it shipped.
I am also a little disappointed that due to other time constraints, I will not be doing a huge donation this year. Last year I did over 10 scarves. This year I will only have 2 or 3. While I know any donation is a good donation, I was really hoping for something larger.
|My new Acer tablet
Let’s see – I got this little gem of a device a few days ago and have spent a lot of time playing with it. New toys in the house always seem to cut into crochet and knitting time. *laughs*
I am looking for some new apps that are crafting related. I got my Kindle account on here with a Kindle reader app. This means that I can get the crochet patterns I already have associated to my Kindle on my tablet. I have not figured out an easy way to get pdf files to my tablet. I can email them to my Kindle easily, and I have. I was thinking my tablet would be able to replace my Kindle, but losing the “read to me” feature of my Kindle and the ability to email directly to the device are two reasons I will most likely need to keep my Kindle. That’s ok – I love it anyway :) It was a Christmas present from my husband last year (Christmas of 2010).
|the oops-wrong-size finished bag
So what does this have to do with crafting? Well, first, I’m looking for some awesome crochet and knitted related apps. In addition to this, I need to whip me up a carry cozy for the darn thing. I did start one – my own design, of course and I grossly miscalculated by a half inch. And of course I was having a good time working it up, visiting with my friend, and watching a movie, I didn’t pay attention to the size so I was a good hour or two into it before I held it up and thought “uh oh” *laughing*
But, that’s ok. I kept working with the idea, took away some ‘lessons learned’ on the pattern design and know how I can make it better. I also know how I can make it bigger *chuckles* – I’ll be adding 5 more chains to the foundation chain.
For the recovered bag, I did something fun and funky with the closing flap. I really like it and will be using it at work for my feminine hygiene items. … Was that polite enough? *laughs* I really do like the flap on this one and the overall look. I definitely know what I’m going to different as far as making a case for my table; however, I don’t know what I’ll do for the flap. Obviously I can’t do something that closes half the opening for a hard, electronic device. I’ll think on that one and wing it when I get there.
The only other thing I have done that is different than my normal is I did practice my cabling with a cup cozy. I used a pattern from Ravelry (click here).
I really liked how it worked up but being more of a novice knitter I did have to YouTube videos on how to bind off in the pattern and cast on in the pattern to make the button hole. I was ok with the cabling instructions. So – see that little open area there to the left – that is my first ever knitted buttonhole. I think it turned out good (its open because I’ve had it buttoned and wearing it as a wrist warmer hehehe).
I think the cables turned out pretty nicely. I am going to darn up the 2nd buttonhole today. I don’t like that when its on a larger cup, it stretches and leaves a hole.
So, that’s all I have today. And because I have enough photos above, I don’t have to inject any silly random photos here at the end…. although I do have some new ones that you’ll just have to stay tuned in for with other updates that end up needing a photo at the end.
Have a great day! Happy Crafting!
Project List Items (not complete)
– Lacet Table Runner […started…]
– Throw for living room sofa [state fair project]
– Round Afghan/Throw
– Angel Tree Topper
Project List Items (done)
– 14 pair of Paperclip Ice Skates Ornaments
– Easy Cabled Scarf
– Poncho (early Christmas present)
Added Items (not complete)
– Wristlet Bag (adjusting pattern) […65%…]
– 2 Kitchen Chair Wall Protector
– 1 knit scarf [started]
– Girls Trellis Poncho [started – my own pattern that will be posted free]
Added Items (done)
– 1 crocheted Wristlet Bag (making my own pattern)
– 1 Ear Bud “purse”
– 1 crocheted hand bag
– 2 Crochet Bags (Mystery CAL Beach Bag, EnviroTote #4)
– 5 Knit Washcloth
– 32 Crochet Wash/Dishcloth
– 1 crochet face scrub finger mitt (Christmas present)
– 1 dust mitt
– 2 Kitchen Chair Wall Protector
– 4 crocheted towel toppers
– 1 WW Yarn Runner for ledge
– 11 crochet scarves
– 1 knit scarf
– 2 crochet cowls
– 5 Hybrid Hat (pattern coming soon)
– 1 knit hat
– 13 crochet hats
– 2 crochet character hats (sock monkey, puppy)
– 10 crochet hat clips
– 10 crochet headbands (some are Sherry’s Headband)
– 10 Candy Stocking Ornaments
– 2 Crochet Lid Topper
– 2 wreath pins
– 1 Spiderweb Doily
– 1 small decorative Christmas tree (didn’t like, threw away)
– 6 mug cozies
– 1 pair knit socks
– 4 crochet Faux Boob (pattern)
– 21 SIBOL Square
– 5 crochet pet beds (1 was not for donation, the rest are)
– 2 crochet mitts (owl mitts)
– 2 cup cozies (1 knit, 1 crochet)
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