Monday, July 14, 2014

[YOP] Year of Projects - Year 4 - Week 2


Welcome to week #2 of a year of projects! I am pretty excited with my progress this week!

First off, I finished a project that had been languishing in my WIP pile since September 2013. And I don't even know why I was putting it off! It was a breeze to finish. I completed the second armwarmer of the pair in about 4 hours while re-watching Doctor Who! Awesome right?


I also finished the first sock of the pair I am working on for my Nerd Wars Dissertation project. This means I have made the 50% check-in period with time to spare! And doesn't it look stunning?


My son loved it so much he asked me to make a pair of socks for him. Since one of my goals s to use up some stash yarn, and I want to do this Canadian Designer KAL, we agreed to make the Vinovia Socks in the Schachenmayr Regia Ffluormania Color since I had 6 skeins in my stash. My son chose the Neon Ocean colourway. This should be fun!


In summary:

  • I finished one project (Simple Armwarmers from my list)
  • I did not start any new projects (but plan on starting the boy's socks soon)
  • I did not use stash yarn (but again, plan on doing so with the boy's socks)
  • I did sort of buy new yarn as I placed a custom order for T12's dissertation
  • I took some of my unloved yarn to my mother's house this weekend and placed still more in a charity donation pile
  • I added some stash to Ravelry, mostly the Fluromania (6 balls) as mentioned above
  • I did not get any work done on my stash room, but the hubby and I worked on the other half of the basement now that the sister is gone (it is not a pantry/library/work space)

Specific Project Goals

12 comments:

  1. Isn't it always the way, that the things we put off are never as bad as we imagined once we face them again!! Great finishes by the way x

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    1. Exactly! Which is why I am trying to power through sock #2 now because I know if I even stop for a little while it will sit there FOREVER!

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  2. Nice to get the finish in there, boosts the rest of the week a bit. Well done on the sock it's lovely to get ahead of deadlines. Neon ocean is going to look great worked up in those socks, lively and fun looking.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I can't wait to finish the dragon socks so I can make those bright and lively socks for my son!

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  3. Great FO and the dissertation sock is stunning - well done!

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    1. Thank you so much! It was nice to have something done.

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  4. That Vinovia pattern looks awesome! It's going to be great in the colourway your son has chosen. Sometimes the hardest part of finishing a WIP is picking it up and figuring where you left off :)

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    1. I have so many WIPs in the basement in various stages. Part of my planning is to go through them all and frog things that I either can't figure out where I left off or have not much done, and then I will restart them (or start something new) when and only when I am ready to complete them. :)

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  5. Great progress, and I LOVE those handwarmers. That pattern might just have to make its way onto my list...

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    1. They are nice and simple. This particular pattern I got from Americo. It came free with the yarn purchase. I also have the matching hat and legwarmer patterns and yarn to go with it.

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