Year of Projects 2014

28 Sep

Well, as it stands my Pivotal shows the same unfinished 6 items from last week BUT I can say I have made progress!

I had an offsite visit for work on Thursday which landed me 6+ hours in a van with 4 male coworkers – which also meant I got a LOT of work done on that sock – in fact, by the end of day yesterday, I had finished the first sock of the first pair on my YOP2014 list… and that is WITH a migraine.

The car time on Thursday was funny – but the gents definitely asked a lot of questions about my hobby. They

are intrigued at the idea of hand knit socks. All I know is there is something funny to me about complete IT junkies (we are all IT workers) looking at yarn through a different light. I was asked about yarn, fibers, buying alpacas, sheep, angora bunnies, washing, wear, repair, longevity….

One of the guys actually asked me on Friday about socks – so I have a feeling an order will be coming my way. There is something magical about the idea of a seamless sock (well, at least to me there is).

The picture I’m including here is another minion hat… it was sitting in the “need to finish” pile – and I decided to take that 10 minutes and get the eye on it. This will be a Christmas present for my grandson – and of course, is not in the YOP2014 listing.

What I would like to specifically point out about this Minion hat is that the eye is actually over the area of the color changing row…. so what? you ask – that means that the blue/yellow change is ALSO a color change and honestly, I’m pretty darn spiffy happy about how seamless the join looks! I have no idea how I pulled it off, but I think that was pretty decent – and I have no idea if I’ll ever be able to make it that seamless again *ha!*

In other news, I’ve had a horrific case of startitis this week. I need to focus on the items on this list – because some of these are actually for Christmas too. If I didn’t have to work a full time job *winks* (I’d probably still have the same pile of things that need finished … but it would just be a bit bigger)

God Bless, all :) I hope you have a happy and productive week!

YOP2014 List
– Socks – 1 sock done… 2nd started
– Socks
– Socks
– Spats for my daughter
– Illusion Knit – I finally hit the halfway mark!
– Lapghan #2 – 3 strips complete and 3 more squares for the next 

Visit the “Year of Projects” group on Ravelry if you want to read more about others who are tracking their work or if you want to join in the fun.


Posted by on September 28, 2014 in My Projects


7 responses to “Year of Projects 2014

  1. Renee Anne

    September 28, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    I do love those Minion hats :) I expect Little Man would want one but he seems to want a bit of everything lately…kind of a little gimmiepig, to be honest (he's also a fiber and yarn snob).

  2. Lucy Bowen

    September 28, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    The minion hat is great, my son wants a hat with a bobble!

  3. Minding My Own Stitches

    September 28, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Oh that's so true, if I didn't have a full time job I'd have a larger pile of things that needed doing and finishing too! It is interesting to hear how non-knitters respond to the idea of hand knit socks. Gavin just carries on about how inefficient it is compared to store-bought machine made socks. So no socks for him!

  4. Christine

    September 28, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    people always have questions for me about stuff to do with knitting too… i love it. Minions on my blog post too!

  5. ayarnyrobin

    September 29, 2014 at 6:16 am

    wow, how neat to be spreading yarny love to your co workers… I love your minion hat too x

  6. Ruth

    September 29, 2014 at 7:44 am

    Wow way to go you on the sock finishing and your image of a van of it junkies all engrossed in your knitting makes me smile. I love the minion hat also so cute.

  7. Cris

    October 5, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    Thank you!


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