Sunday, February 05, 2012

Year of Projects: Week 32

Project Percentage Complete: 80%
Overall Percentage Complete: 95%

Number of Project Items: 20
Number of Added Items: 159
Total Items: 179

Whelp - some reality is setting in on this list. 
1. I don't like keeping it anymore. *laughs*
It's true! I am not having much fun keeping up with this list mostly because I have to count and re-count it every week and attempt to track everything I have made. I know I've made a ton of small things that I totally missed and others, especially wash/dish cloths, are totally lost to accurate counts. What I have learned is that I make a lot of stuff and a LOT of it is on the fly. I don't plan my projects out this far in advance and there is a very good reason for that.
2. I'm not going to finish my list.
Reality is this: 2 of the items are thread crochet. I have already put 8 hours into the table runner and its only about 5 inches long. That says a lot, doesn't it? The state fair project will most likely be the last item on my list finished by the end of this project. It's true. And ya know what - I'm seriously ok with that. I think I did pretty darn good on even getting a list together and breaking the 50% mark. I'd like to have been totally successful, but honestly, looking at my list, I think I have been successful, even if it wasn't specific to a list.
3. I'll finish the blog project.
I know I'm going to finish this project. It has actually had some benefit to it. The biggest benefit is that I got to meet some wonderful people through the project. Yup - there are a lot of great bloggers out there going through the same thing I am with this project. And I'm glad I met them and have got to get to know them through their blogging. I also appreciate that this project has allowed me to "somewhat" accurately share what I craft in a year. The list is pretty crazy when I look it. It's crazy and pretty cool all at the same time. I'm going to finish it through - 52 posts.

So to finish with a picture - I have started making some pet beds for donation. I made one for my cat and wondered why I should stop at one. There are plenty of animals in shelters that would appreciate a small barrier between them and their cage floor. This is a picture of the beds I've been making. They are a pattern of my own making - posted to the blog for free yesterday.

The link to the pattern has also been added below.

Project List Items (not complete)
- Lacet Table Runner [...started...]
- Throw for living room sofa [state fair project]
- Round Afghan/Throw
- Angel Tree Topper

Project List Items (done)
- 14 pair of Paperclip Ice Skates Ornaments
- Easy Cabled Scarf
- Poncho (early Christmas present)

Added Items (not complete)
- Wristlet Bag (adjusting pattern) [...65%...]
- 2 Kitchen Chair Wall Protector
- 1 knit scarf [started]
- Girls Trellis Poncho [started - my own pattern that will be posted free]

Added Items (done)
- Wristlet Bag (making my own pattern)
- Ear Bud "purse"

- 2 Crochet Bags (Mystery CAL Beach Bag, EnviroTote #4)
- 5 Knit Washcloth
- 32 Crochet Wash/Dishcloth
- 1 crochet face scrub finger mitt (Christmas present)
- 1 dust mitt

- 2 Kitchen Chair Wall Protector
- 4 crocheted towel toppers

- WW Yarn Runner for  ledge
- 10 crochet scarves
- 1 knit scarf
- 2 crochet cowls
- 5 Hybrid Hat (pattern coming soon)
- 1 knit hat
- 13 crochet hats
- 2 crochet character hats (sock monkey, puppy)
- 10 crochet hat clips
- 10 crochet headbands (some are Sherry's Headband)
- 10  Candy Stocking Ornaments
- 2 Crochet Lid Topper
- 2 wreath pins
- Spiderweb Doily
- 1 small decorative Christmas tree (didn't like, threw away)
- 6 mug cozies
- knit socks
- 4 crochet Faux Boob (pattern)
- 18 SIBOL Square
- 5 crochet pet beds (1 was not for donation, the rest are)

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.


Ruthmckeown said...

My list has always been a loose guideline type of thing and if I feel the need to change it or take away from it I do. I think the main aim was to set out a direction to head in with your knitting/crochet and to blog more about it so all in all I'd say you were far more than 50% successful. I love your bet beds and thinkg they are a wonderful idea.

Emma said...

Wow, that is some incredible crafting! I wish I could get that much done, but I know there is no way I'm going to finish my list!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Cute pet beds! They're sure to be appreciated by the animals in the shelter!

Kepanie said...

You can change your list; no worries.  It's about having fun, yeah?
What a sweet thing for you to do - make pet beds for the local shelter.

kimmery4 said...

I consider you successful! I agree though, meeting others with a fiber addiction has been oh-so-fun. I imagine we were able to all meet somewhere together we would be a wild and fun loving bunch!  I love you pet bed idea--we got our Molly dog from the shelter and she was so traumatized when we got her--it took her months to recover from it.
*smiles* (and keep posting what you are doing--we want to see!)

Kate said...

I think you've been hugely successful, not to mention an inspiration :) Perhaps you need a smaller table, however.... ;) What a lovely thing to do to make pet beds.

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