Wednesday, March 1, 2017

February Recap

I finished quite a few projects, 21 to be exact, but didn't use up very much yarn. Of the original Indiana stash, I have only 12 projects queued, but I have 21 WIPs (up from 16 at the start of the year) and I finished 31 of the available projects (20 this month).


I think I might keep working on the Indiana sub-stash for awhile. I like the overall counts for WIPs vs. queued projects, and there is no way I'm going to recategorize my whole stash, at least, not anytime soon!


I didn't finish many yarn-based projects but also didn't get very much yarn in, so a slight decrease happened this month. I've only gone through 1.6 miles of yarn so far this year, less than my usual mile per month Time to finish a couple of the larger WIPs!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

February Frenzy 2017: Day 28

The last day. I could pull the needles from another project to start one of the ones I have available. I could start the Tinkerbell cross stitch. I could just not, like last time. Or I could 'fess up - I finally moved to North Carolina. That means that I'm reunited with my stash. I have a large selection of cross stitches, fiber to be spun, and at least two knitting projects that aren't waiting on needles. The real question is whether to start something that I can potentially finish today (small cross stitch?), or something that will be hanging around for awhile (spin some fiber? the last Clapotis? cabled throw?).


Small cross stitch it is! 28 things started, 20 finished, not too shabby!

Day 1: Baby Blanket!
Day 2: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 3: Sock Darning
Day 4: Replacement Fluorescent Sock
Day 5: PussyHat
Day 6: PussyHat
Day 7: Baby Booties
Day 8: Baby Booties
Day 9: Baby Hat
Day 10: Baby Hat
Day 11: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 12: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 13: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 14: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 15: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 16: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 17: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 18: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 19: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 20: Train of Thought Socks
Day 21: Resist Hat
Day 22: Cozy Boucle Socks
Day 23: Replacement Fluorescent Sock
Day 24: Octagon Socks
Day 25: Requested Cross Stitch
Day 26: Baby Booties
Day 27: Baby Hat
Day 28: Nevertheless She Persisted Cross Stitch

Monday, February 27, 2017

February Frenzy 2017: Day 27

And here's the last easy, obvious thing I can make, the matching hat to yesterday's booties, a set that matches the baby blanket from the first of the month quite nicely:




Patterns: Baby Bear Hat (Ravelry, mine) & Easiest & fastest baby booties ever! (Ravelry, mine)

Yarn: Caron Simply Soft in Fuchsia

Needles: US8/5.0mm, US6/4.0mm

Timeframe: February 26 - 27, 2017

Mods: No stripes on the booties.

Problems: None!
Day 1: Baby Blanket!
Day 2: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 3: Sock Darning
Day 4: Replacement Fluorescent Sock
Day 5: PussyHat
Day 6: PussyHat
Day 7: Baby Booties
Day 8: Baby Booties
Day 9: Baby Hat
Day 10: Baby Hat
Day 11: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 12: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 13: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 14: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 15: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 16: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 17: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 18: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 19: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 20: Train of Thought Socks
Day 21: Resist Hat
Day 22: Cozy Boucle Socks
Day 23: Replacement Fluorescent Sock
Day 24: Octagon Socks
Day 25: Requested Cross Stitch
Day 26: Baby Booties
Day 27: Baby Hat

Sunday, February 26, 2017

February Frenzy 2017: Day 26

Well. I still haven't finished the things I wanted to finish. I went to start that shawl I thought I could start - turns out the needle is already in use. All three of them. Maybe I should work on finishing more WIPs.

Then I turned to the Tinkerbell cross stitch. Really, I don't want to start that. I'm fairly certain I won't finish it this year if I do start it, or if I did, I wouldn't finish any of the cross stitches that are already in progress. I considered giving up, on day 26 of 28.

Then I realized that, through the power of Math, I could figure out how much yarn was still needed for the baby blanket, and as long as there was enough wiggle room, make the baby hat and booties. Score!


Day 1: Baby Blanket!
Day 2: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 3: Sock Darning
Day 4: Replacement Fluorescent Sock
Day 5: PussyHat
Day 6: PussyHat
Day 7: Baby Booties
Day 8: Baby Booties
Day 9: Baby Hat
Day 10: Baby Hat
Day 11: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 12: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 13: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 14: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 15: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 16: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 17: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 18: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 19: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 20: Train of Thought Socks
Day 21: Resist Hat
Day 22: Cozy Boucle Socks
Day 23: Replacement Fluorescent Sock
Day 24: Octagon Socks
Day 25: Requested Cross Stitch
Day 26: Baby Booties

Saturday, February 25, 2017

February Frenzy 2017: Day 25

I still haven't finished the larger projects. I did get a bunch of work done on the baby blanket, but finished it is not. This cross stitch is fairly small and I'm hoping to gift it in April. Good choice for today, but tomorrow...oh what will I start tomorrow?!


Day 1: Baby Blanket!
Day 2: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 3: Sock Darning
Day 4: Replacement Fluorescent Sock
Day 5: PussyHat
Day 6: PussyHat
Day 7: Baby Booties
Day 8: Baby Booties
Day 9: Baby Hat
Day 10: Baby Hat
Day 11: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 12: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 13: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 14: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 15: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 16: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 17: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 18: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 19: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 20: Train of Thought Socks
Day 21: Resist Hat
Day 22: Cozy Boucle Socks
Day 23: Replacement Fluorescent Sock
Day 24: Octagon Socks
Day 25: Requested Cross Stitch

Friday, February 24, 2017

February Frenzy 2017: Day 24

Today's choice is difficult. I was hoping to have either the baby blanket, a pair of socks, or a shawl done by now. If I had finished any of those, I could start baby booties or a hat to match the baby blanket, another pair of socks, or some towels to match the toilet paper holder I crocheted. I thought I could start the towels, weighed out the yarn and got the correct size hook to do a crochet cast-on (for matching edges), and then realized that needle was still in a project.

Out of the 15 projects left in my Indiana stash, I could easily start about three of them, two cross stitches and a shawl. Everything else needs needles from something else (there's a lot of sock yarn there!) and I don't particularly want to start the large cross stitch or the shawl until I finish a project of similar size. This is not looking good for the rest of the month! Luckily, I found that one pair of socks in the queue is colorwork and will work well with the DPNs that are not currently being used. Score!


Day 1: Baby Blanket!
Day 2: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 3: Sock Darning
Day 4: Replacement Fluorescent Sock
Day 5: PussyHat
Day 6: PussyHat
Day 7: Baby Booties
Day 8: Baby Booties
Day 9: Baby Hat
Day 10: Baby Hat
Day 11: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 12: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 13: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 14: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 15: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 16: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 17: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 18: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 19: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 20: Train of Thought Socks
Day 21: Resist Hat
Day 22: Cozy Boucle Socks
Day 23: Replacement Fluorescent Sock
Day 24: Octagon Socks

Thursday, February 23, 2017

February Frenzy 2017: Day 23

Yep, it's the other pair of replacement fluorescent socks!


Day 1: Baby Blanket!
Day 2: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 3: Sock Darning
Day 4: Replacement Fluorescent Sock
Day 5: PussyHat
Day 6: PussyHat
Day 7: Baby Booties
Day 8: Baby Booties
Day 9: Baby Hat
Day 10: Baby Hat
Day 11: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 12: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 13: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 14: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 15: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 16: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 17: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 18: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 19: Beaded Stitch Marker
Day 20: Train of Thought Socks
Day 21: Resist Hat
Day 22: Cozy Boucle Socks
Day 23: Replacement Fluorescent Sock