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
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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