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Year of Projects 2: Week 12

Project Percentage Complete: 44%
Overall Percentage Complete: 44%
Number of Project Items: 99
Number of Added Items:6
Total Items: 105

Total Completed Project Items: 44
Total Completed Items: 46

I suppose I had a little bit of progress this last week. I did finish one of the cloths for my SIL’s Christmas present, bringing the total for her up to 2 out of 5. So, even though its small, I still think its good progress considering there are less than 100 days until Christmas.

I took a bit of a yarn trip with a friend from my yarn group – we drove an hour or so to go to 2 yarn stores in a city north of us – while both shops were really nice, the first one we went to was amazing! There were several rooms full of yarn and other yarny goodness. I liked walking around and touching the various types of yarn – the cashmere silk being my favorite. I think the next time I go up there, I’m going to buy some of that yarn! I don’t know what I’ll make out of it but I know whatever I make will be mine and it will be nice!

I was able to get some superwash wool to make a pair of boot cuffs, which I started and finished today (Sunday). I love Netflix for the very reason I can put some mindless show on and listen whilst I hook away – it really is relaxing. So after a couple hours, I had created the pink boot cuffs you see pictured here.

They are pretty simple – I created them by using 25 half double crochet ribbing and then joining with a slip stitch when I had it long enough to go around her leg. I started out attempting to knit it but it didn’t come out quite right and the cast off was much too stiff to be on something like a cuff. I was worried I has used up too much of the yarn to make two crocheted cuffs, but – I was ok in the end. In fact, I had a wee bit of the yarn left over – *whew*

I have made progress on the Navajo Indian Multi-Colored Afghan. I have about two feet done at this point in time – which means only 5 more feet to go! I would really like to get it done by the end of October, but I’m not sure if that is going to happen. Either way – I do think I could get it done by Christmas…. I hope. I think I’ll be far enough along next Sunday to post a progress photo of that blanket. I’m pretty sure my brother doesn’t read my blog so all should be safe to share.

Other than that – it has been slow going here. I still have a promised tutorial I must create for HeadHuggers.org (check it out if you are looking for a place to donate chemo caps). I feel like I have slacked on the video tutorials tremendously and would like to get back into that soon. I enjoy doing the tutorials – but I admit, my hands look atrocious! hehehe

A’right – I leave you with the official list…

Project List Items (not started/in progress)
Navajo Indian Multi-Color Afghan (Birthday gift)
– 17 squares for SIBOL 
– 3 knit/crochet cloths for SIL (Christmas present) 

– Shawl (gift for the fall/spring for DD2)

– 10 crochet knockers for donation
– 5 pet beds for donation
– 10 chemo caps for donation
– 2 swiffer covers (for me!)
– 1 swiffer cover for Mom (Christmas present)
– 1 swiffer cover for SIL (Christmas present)
– Knit a Sweater for the Man
– Knit Wingspan Shawl
– 1 pair spat warmers (Christmas present)
Woven Blocks Crochet Quilt
Room Shoes (Christmas gift)
Amimono Kimono (for me!)

Project List Items (done)
– 33 squares for SIBOL
– 5 knit/crochet cloths for Mom (Christmas present)
– 2 knit/crochet cloths for SIL (Christmas present)
– State Fair Afghan
Dead Fish Hat (Birthday gift for DS)
– Spidey-colored Round Ripple Lapghan (Christmas present)

Added Items (not started/in progress)
Tongues of Fire (for me)

Striped Granny Bag (Christmas present for Rabbit)
– Elite Syncopations
– Harry Potter Scarf

Added Items (done)
– Magic Square Potholder
– Boot Toppers (Christmas present)

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Posted by on October 8, 2012 in My Projects