Year of Projects 2: Update 18

28 Jan
Project Percentage Complete: 49%
Overall Percentage Complete: 69%
Number of Project Items: 98
Number of Added Items: 69
Total Items: 167

Total Completed Project Items: 48
Total Completed Items: 110

As promised, and thankfully so, I went back and recalculated all of my numbers. I actually forgot to add in the 50 ruffle scarves as part of the total completed items! The total percentage for my project items did not budge but because of 1 newly added item (that is also done) and the 50 scarves added to the total completed items, that bumped my overall percentage complete to a whopping 69%!

Insane, eh?

Granted, I still have quite a few items on my project list that are not done, but at least I’m making progress on the original list AND the added items.

I did decide that I’m going to try and push the Navajo’s completion in February. I think I’ve got to “just do it” – don’t start anything new…. just knock out that blanket.

But, since its not February, I was able to spend some time making a shawl for my daughter. As you all know, I had intended on crocheting the Magic Wrap for her and it ended up too big and then, when it came down to it – it just sucked. It was too stiff and too big and too… not me. So with all that, it still left my youngest without a wrap.

A few days ago I was cleaning out one of my large project bags and I found one of those “take one: free” flyers that you pick up in the yarn aisle. It was from Red Heart called “Have a Heart Shawl” – well, I really liked how that one draped. I figured if I used the recommended hook size, with my gauge as tight as it is, instead of getting the adult size, I would get a size just right for Squirt… and I was right.

Here is Squirt modeling it – I know you can’t see her face but there is a HUGE grin.

The flow of this fabric, since it is so open, is very fluid. I did end up adding a little tie to the front so she could tie it closed simply because she would be very frustrated with an open shawl.

I used Red Heart Super Saver in the color “Buff” – I remember finding several skeins for that on clearance at Walmart sometime last year. I bought several and used several. I had 2 skeins left and this shawl took exactly that, with just maybe 25 yards left over, if I’m lucky.

Because I was getting low on yarn, I didn’t go insane with the last row of the edging, and that’s ok – she’s a small girl and a small edge worked out fine.

She likes it enough she was willing to brave the frigid rainy weather this morning to wear it to church – we had to force her into her wool coat…. But that’s ok, she is ready to wear it in the Spring. Just ask her – she’ll be sure to tell you.

I do think that this shawl is a better fit for her than the magic wrap would have been – even if the magic wrap had come out in her size. I think she likes the color more and the general look and feel of it.

Other than that, I have spent my time knitting on Pimpelliese and finishing off my knit headband, which definitely has kept my ears warm this last week. I have a couple days off coming up, which is nice – I know I’ll spend them knitting or crocheting – and I’m ok with that!

Project List Items (not started/in progress)
Navajo Indian Multi-Color Afghan (gift)
– 17 squares for SIBOL  
– 9 crochet knockers for donation 

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

Project List Items (done)
– 33 squares for SIBOL
– 5 knit/crochet cloths for Mom (Christmas present)
– 5 knit/crochet cloths for SIL (Christmas present)
– State Fair Afghan
Dead Fish Hat (Birthday gift for DS)
– Spidey-colored Round Ripple Lapghan (Christmas present)
– 1 crochet knockers for donation
Wrap (ended poorly – was supposed to be for Squirt but… didn’t work out)

Added Items (not started/in progress)
Tongues of Fire (for me) 
– Headband to Match Garter Slip Scarf (for me) 
Pimpelliese (for me)

Striped Granny Bag
– Elite Syncopations
– Harry Potter Scarf 
– Blue or Purple Cowl (for a friend; after the holidays)

Added Items (done)
– Have a Heart Shawl (free Red Heart pattern)
– Magic Square Potholder
– Boot Toppers (Christmas present)
– 50 Ruffle Scarves
– Striped Scarf (Christmas Present)
– Crochet Clock (Christmas Present)
– House Slippers (Christmas Present)
Warm Hat with Bill (Christmas Present)
– Stocking Cap (Christmas present)
– 3 icord knit snakes
My Garter Slipped Scarf (for me)

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5 responses to “Year of Projects 2: Update 18

  1. ruthmckeown

    January 28, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Oh that is such a gorgeous shawl, I can just imagine the grin on her face ! You are making great progress on the list.

  2. kimmery4

    January 28, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Lucky girl! I bet she is counting the days to warmer weather. I have a poncho pattern, I think, from Lion Brand online that I am thinking my Grandy's will like-same idea–something to wrap up in to keep a little chill off.

  3. mary williams

    January 29, 2013 at 10:35 am

    I am really anticipating the re emergence of Navajo… I'm not really good at cheerleading..but I'm rooting on the sidelines for it's finish..I really fell for that pattern..

  4. Cris

    January 29, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    I was a little surprised she asked for it but when I look around at the stores, its actually really fashionable. Fashion repeats itself, eh? :)

  5. Cris

    January 29, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    I am hoping it comes together quickly – I would say 3 feet left… so that won't be too bad if I just focus 1 stripe per night :)


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