Sunday, July 24, 2011

Year of Projects: Week 4

Project Percentage Complete: 29%
Overall Percentage Complete: 14%

Number of Project Items: 28
Number of Added Items: 9
Total Items: 37

This has been a relatively productive week although I do not have much in the FO department to prove it. I grabbed some green yarn on Wednesday to make some green ice skates. I also started and finished a knit washcloth. I definitely am finding a preference of crochet for dish cloths and knit for wash cloths - I think it has a lot to do with the drape and texture each technique gives the yarn. I don't use any different yarn for either, but just by changing out technique, I get two very different cloths.

I grabbed some yarn to make some chair slip covers too - I have finished two so far and I think they look really nice. They definitely serve a purpose so no matter what they look like, I'm using them *smiles* By adding 4 chair slip cover/wall protectors, my overall percentage went down.

Project List Items (not complete)
- Filet Market Bag
- Lacey Table Runner for kitchen
- Throw for living room sofa (no pattern selected yet)
- Men's Vest (Christmas present)
- Round Afghan/Throw (potential Christmas present)
- Angel Tree Topper
- Joseph Wrap from Crochet! Magazine (as Christmas present)
- 11 pair of Paperclip Ice Skates Ornaments (office Christmas presents)
- 2 sets of Golf Club Covers (no numbers) - (as Christmas presents)

Project List Items (done)
- 3 pair of Paperclip Ice Skates Ornaments (personal use)
- 4 pair of Paperclip Ice Skates Ornaments (as office Christmas presents)
- Easy Cabled Scarf (my own pattern) 

Added Items (not complete)
- Wristlet Bag (adjusting pattern)
- EnviroTote Market Bag #4
- 2 Kitchen Chair Wall Protector

Added Items (done)
- Wristlet Bag (making my own pattern)
- Mystery CAL Beach Bag
- 1 Knit Washcloth
- 2 Kitchen Chair Wall Protectors

This post is part of the Ravelry Group "Come Blog-A-Long" #yearofprojects Project. If you are interested in joining along or finding other posts similar to this one, visit the group on Ravelry.


project stash said...

Oooh, you're ahead of me!  I have three WIPs on the needles from my YOP and nothing on my completed list yet.  I love what you've added -- happy crocheting!

MindingMyOwnStiches said...

I'm looking forward to seeing your lacy table runner. Do you have a pattern picked out?

Cris said...

I can't wait to see it done either *laughing* Seriously, I do not have a pattern picked out. I have a couple that I'm bouncing between but I'm still not 100%. I'm not a person who thoroughly enjoys thread crochet so I'm not sure how the patterns will work out, ya know? Do you have any suggestions? favorites?

Cris said...

Those little ice skates make my percentage look way better than it really is *laughs* I'm not sure I have your blog marked to follow in my reader - can you give me a link??? Thanks!

CrochetBlogger said...

Interesting to know that the dishcloths and washcloths feel different and may lend themselves well to different crafts!

Cris said...

It may be personal preference or even something more technical to texture (or both) but that's what I'm finding right now. Perhaps it's a matter of the pattern chosen too. Specific crochet patterns may work as wash cloths too, I just don't know of it yet.

Sandycrochet said...

Hoping you'll post some pictures, particularly interesting in seeing your slip covers, would never think about knitting or crocheting them, so am most interested.

Cris said...

Hey there :) I actually posted pictures yesterday along with the pattern. I am sure I put it under the category "Original Patterns" and "Household" - of course, it's still on the main page of my blog if you check that out.

RugbyMad said...

PLEASE can we see the chair slip covers!  PLEASE!

Seedstitch13 said...

Busy, busy, busy!  I friended you on Ravelry.  Thanks for the link!  Cheers! ~M

Cris said...

I posted the pattern to the slipcover (along with a picture) yesterday. I will put a link in the post for y'all :)

Annie Chen said...

Wow you're getting to work!

florencefrazier2002 said...

I have found a preference for knitted dish cloths.  They don't seem to stretch as much as crocheted ones.  I've not gotten very many projects completed either but I'm still plugging away.  I will be adding a new project to my list, a bunny, for a friends little girl.  It's too cute and I cannot resist.  You are making progress which is what the YOP is all about!

Rottnluck said...

Busy busy busy!  The chair covers sound interesting.

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