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Posted by on June 30, 2013 in Rambles and Reflections


Year of Projects 2: Update 23

Project Percentage Complete: 53%
Overall Percentage Complete: 70%
Number of Project Items: 98
Number of Added Items: 90
Total Items: 188

Total Completed Project Items: 52
Total Completed Items: 132

I made my last YOP update post in March… MARCH!?!?!

UGH – I totally dropped the ball on this one. I can honestly say I have completely lost track of all that I had added to my original list… and even more honestly – that is hard to keep track of!

*greys all those items out all over this list*

Ok… so my next step is to move down all the things I finished.

So first… lets just remove that.

*moves Wingspan down to completed.. oh, and some faux boobs*

Now.. to update my percentages at the top of the page… *heads off to do that*

So, it looks like I finished 53% of my original list. I doubt I’ll do a final post UNLESS I finish the Navajo blanket before the end of June, and quite frankly – that isn’t looking very promising.

I had hoped that keeping a list of added items in addition to my original list would have inspired me to stay on track. I did it the first year and just threw caution to the wind. I did it last year but chose larger projects instead of several smaller for my YOP list… and that seemed to backfire because I tend to lose my steam in the middle of blankets and afghans.

So – do I participate again? Do I ignore the added items calculations…. I dunno. I have yet to fully complete a YOP without taking mass breaks in the middle either.

Something I did notice was that my charitable crafting was down this year. Perhaps that has to do with the focus on such large projects – but I need to get back to doing that. I really enjoy the idea of helping others through my yarning.

Of course – I need to get back to blogging too.

I’m having trouble focusing on creating my patterns. I have so many ideas and some even halfway worked out, but never got around to writing them up. And yesterday – what happens but I come up with a sock idea *face palm*

So yea… there ya have it. Perhaps we will see where the day goes. How the month goes as far as getting the navajo complete.

I really should look at the books for the State Fair – perhaps I can still get a tag in on this thing and that’ll drive me to actually complete it.

Hmmmm that may just work.

*emotes one last time to say she’s headed off to the state fair website*


I had come up with the idea to do a ying yang painting for the Man on Father’s Day – but the more I worked on it, the less I liked it. I am a landscape/realism type girl so something like this is hard for me to create. It just doesn’t look “right” to me… so I didn’t finish it.

I told him of my failed attempt and let it go.

Regardless of what I thought of the painting, I came home from work on Monday and it was hung up on the wall. So a half-done fish painting that I’m rather embarrassed about is now displayed in our activity room. HA! go figure :)

Project List Items (not started/in progress)
Navajo Indian Multi-Color Afghan (gift)
– 17 squares for SIBOL  
– 6 faux boobs for donation

– 5 pet beds for donation
– 10 chemo caps for donation
– 2 swiffer covers (for me!)
– Knit a Sweater for the Man
– 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)
– Knit Wingspan Shawl 
– 3 faux boobs for donation

Added Items (not started/in progress)
– Tongues of Fire (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)
– 3 pair Vanilla Socks
– 2 plastic canvas door hanging pouches (for Valentine’s Day)
– 2 Ice Pack Pillowcases
– 13 Crochet Fortune Cookies
– Headband to Match Garter Slip Scarf (for me) 
– Vanilla Socks for me 

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Posted by on June 25, 2013 in Rambles and Reflections


My FO Friday… a bit "adult"

I guess I have trouble thinking that posting an image a faux breast (or two) is considered adult material but I guess in some people’s minds a boob is a boob is a boob…. so here… here are my two boobs – well, for the sake of what they really are: FOOBS!

And they aren’t mine – they will be headed to their new home within the next couple of days.

This is my FO Friday post… I would apologize to you in the form of “I am sorry if this offends you” but… really – why would it? If you are offended by the idea of a knit breast changing someone’s view of their personal appearance, then for that I am sorry you feel that way.

I was contacted recently to make a pair of foobs. After talking back and forth with her via email, I realized that my original pattern, the Crochet Faux Boob, was not going to cut it.

Now, I admit, back when I created the crochet pattern, it was mostly because crochet is what I felt comfortable with. I considered myself a rather novice knitter so I tucked tail from the Knitted Knockers pattern and made my own. Perhaps not the most noble actions, but action nonetheless.

With the new request, I understood I had to do something else other than my pattern – so … I made up my own.

Now, I admit full on that I used another pattern as the basis for the top side of the foob. For that, I went to the “Tit Bits” pattern by Beryl Tsang. I did modify this pattern a little, but not near enough to say it was my own. What I created on my own was the back. I wanted something sturdier and something to house a little something extra – which I won’t give away here because I want to write the pattern up and be the first person to actually offer it. I still fully admit though that the inspiration from my pieces still came from the Tit Bits pattern. I will NOT post my pattern until I have permission from Beryl to link to her pattern and mention her (over and over and over (most likely)) in my write up/pattern.

Anywhoozles – this is my FO Friday. I would say I put in a total of 5 or 6 hours to create the set and it went really well. I used Bernat baby yarn in a light pink (soft, washable, durable, and well, she wanted pink). I knit the topsize on size 6 dpn’s and crocheted the back on a size G hook – all very standard but something I hope will make a difference.

Have a great Friday!

If you are interested in posting your FO Friday post somewhere OR are interested in reading what others have completed, pop over to Tami’s Amis blog and enjoy!


Posted by on June 7, 2013 in My Projects