Sunday, December 23, 2012

Year of Projects 2: Update 14

Project Percentage Complete: 48%
Overall Percentage Complete: 35%

Number of Project Items: 98
Number of Added Items: 60
Total Items: 158

Total Completed Project Items: 47
Total Completed Items: 55

In the spirit of me not paying total attention, I had a bad calculation. Last week I had my overall percentage over 85%! Wowzers, for someone with a lot of stuff left over, that sure was a high percent and I didn't think twice. *doh*

Oh well - no harm no foul, right?

Anywhoozles - This week was productive in the sense that I did finish the striped scarf that is to be a gift opened on Christmas Eve. I did not finish the Navajo, which is no surprise because of the remaining length needed to be completed - that was expected. At least I am in a place of "this is where I expected to be be before Christmas." Now that my brother is here, no more work can go into the blanket - it is resting downstairs. If I get some time right before I go to bed I could probably drop a couple more rows into it while they are upstairs sleeping, but that's not going to change its status as "not finished" to "finished" - so truly, not worried. I'm a little disappointed that I didn't finish it, but eh - the world spins madly on. *smiles*

Speaking of spinning madly on, the world didn't end. Who's surprised? Raise of hands..... yeah, me neither.

I also finished a crochet clock and a pair of slippers this week, both to be given as Christmas presents on Christmas day. I'm actually very pleased with the clock and look forward to being able to share an image of it with you after Christmas.

My Poor Fence
In other news - the top of our tree broke off in the treacherous winds of Storm Draco (who names these things?). It crashed down and smashed a panel of our privacy fence. I'm actually looking through the house now, through the back window - looking at it stuck in the fence. The Man and I decided to just leave it until after the holiday. The tree in the fence keeps Andrew, the dog, from getting out and honestly, with it standing on the smaller branches, the grass isn't being hurt. We are lucky that it missed the neighbor's garage by about 2 feet and his cyclone fence, which is butted up against our privacy fence, by about 4 inches. We have 2 panels damaged - one that needs replaced now-ish and the other that can wait. The damage on the second panel is minimal.

Whelp.. as I type this people are starting to wake up and wander into the living room so I suppose I shall put this away for now. I really hope everyone is having a great holiday.

Project List Items (not started/in progress)
- Navajo Indian Multi-Color Afghan (gift)
- 17 squares for SIBOL  
- 9 crochet knockers for donation 

- Shawl (gift for the fall/spring for DD2)

- 5 pet beds for donation
- 10 chemo caps for donation
- 2 swiffer covers (for me!)
- Knit a Sweater for the Man
- Knit Wingspan Shawl
- 1 pair spat warmers
- Woven Blocks Crochet Quilt
- Room Shoes
- Amimono Kimono (for me!)

Project List Items (done)
- 33 squares for SIBOL
- 5 knit/crochet cloths for Mom (Christmas present)
- 5 knit/crochet cloths for SIL (Christmas present)
- State Fair Afghan
- Dead Fish Hat (Birthday gift for DS)
- Spidey-colored Round Ripple Lapghan (Christmas present)
- 1 crochet knockers for donation 

Added Items (not started/in progress)
- Tongues of Fire (for me) 

- Striped Granny Bag (Birthday present for Rabbit)
- Elite Syncopations
- Harry Potter Scarf 
- Blue or Purple Cowl (order from a friend; after the holidays)

Added Items (done)
- Magic Square Potholder
- Boot Toppers (Christmas present)
- 50 Ruffle Scarves
- Striped Scarf (Christmas Present)
- Crochet Clock (Christmas Present)
- House Slippers (Christmas Present)

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Emma said...

That tree falling looks really scary, glad no one was hurt and there wasn't too much damage. I look forward to seeing your handmade gifts next week, and I hope you have a lovely Christmas.

sandy said...

Glad no one was injured when the tree fell. We've had much of that here, these trees don't stand up well to wind. Sounds like you've gotten a good amount done, look forward to seeing your crocheted clock...sounds very interesting.

Cris said...

Yea.. I was actually surprised it was that tree because it was healthy - I figured it would be the one with the most give. Oh well - sucks it happened but very thankful our fence took on the only damage and no one was hurt.

Cris said...

Definitely scary - I didn't hear a thing though! crazy. Merry Christmas to you too!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

That was lucky with the branches missing the neighbour's garage. My neighbours behind me cut back their trees last summer as the gent was sleepless worrying that the tree branches would break off and damage our roof. Which was very sweet of him, especially as the trees used to groan in the most alarming way in wind ;)

Enjoy all your company. January sounds like the perfect time to get back to work on a blanket!

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