Sunday, September 11, 2011

Year of Projects: Week 11

Project Percentage Complete: 48%
Overall Percentage Complete: 55%

Number of Project Items: 27
Number of Added Items: 22
Total Items: 49

First and foremost my thoughts and prayers are with those struggling with another anniversary of that tragic day at the Twin Towers.

As for my update, I did get a start on the Joseph Wrap I'm making for my oldest daughter as a Christmas present. I swapped out the suggested Noro for some Lionbrand Homespun... and I remembered again why I detest crocheting with the homespun. I do think I'll be ok with it in the end; however, it is a bear to work with.

I finished a knit washcloth earlier this week. I think it's cute and I was able to use up the tiniest scrap of blue cotton I had left along with a bigger ball of a self striping green cotton. I broke out the crochet hook at the end and did up a little loop to hang the cloth on our shower hooks. Go me.

I did have a little difficulty in the color start of the blue but the color swap back to green went ok. If you look in the photo, you can see on the lower right side where the green starts with blue, it looks a little 'pulled' - that's the faux pas. But on the upper left side where the blue goes back to green, it doesn't look half bad. Lesson learned ..... quickly!

I honestly did not get near as much crochet done this passed week as I had originally hoped but work and school have really stepped up a notch. It'll be the same for next week too, which is unfortunate but necessary.

For work, I have my regular job, my internship, side projects being handed to me by my team, and now a team member has went on vacation and I am apparently the only backup for said individual. I'm now working 14 hour days for my employer on top of being a full time mom and attempting to be a productive student. Usually I can count on Saturday and Sunday as good, hearty crochet days but today and tomorrow are going to be filled with homework and scripting for a state release and a bundle release to testing (work). The sad part is that it is weeks like this that I could gain the most benefit of relaxing with my hobby but never get the time to do it.

By the end of next week I'll be ready for a Saturday of crochet.... oh, wait... I have an exam that next Monday.


Oh well. Since I didn't have much progress, I figure I'll leave ya with a picture of my goofy dog, Andrew, whilst you peruse my progress list below.

Project List Items (not complete)
- Filet Market Bag
- Lacet Table Runner [...started...]
- Throw for living room sofa (no pattern selected yet)
- Round Afghan/Throw (potential Christmas present)
- Angel Tree Topper
- Joseph Wrap (Crochet! Mag) (Christmas gift) [...started...]
- 6 pair Paperclip Ice Skates Ornaments (office Christmas gift)
- 2 sets Golf Club Covers (no numbers) - (Christmas gifts)

Project List Items (done)
- 3 pair of Paperclip Ice Skates Ornaments (personal use)
- 9 pair of Paperclip Ice Skates Ornaments (office Christmas)
- Easy Cabled Scarf

Added Items (not complete)
- Wristlet Bag (adjusting pattern) [65% complete]
- EnviroTote Market Bag #4 [90% complete]
- 2 Kitchen Chair Wall Protector
- 4 thread crochet coasters

Added Items (done)
- Wristlet Bag (making my own pattern)
- Mystery CAL Beach Bag
- 5 Knit Washcloth
- 3 Crochet Dishcloth
- 2 Kitchen Chair Wall Protector
- Ear Bud "purse"
- WW Yarn Runner for  ledge

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Faith said...

Sounds like you have a huge amount on your plate, but with the skilss needed to put crochet and knitting in the same project, you definitely have it in you!

Hazel McTaggart said...

You have a lot of projects on the go, I am not sure I could do so much!! 

Kate said...

You are carzy busy! I hope things get closer to normal for you soon so you can get on with more beautiful crafting.

Ruth said...

What a crazy schedule you seem to have...I'm surprised your getting any crochet done..way to go you on managing it. Love the colours in your dishcloth. Hope all goes well with your exam.

Marsha said...

Your list is coming right along.  You have some great items on there too that are quick to do so that will be nice.

I love your goofy dog.

Sandycrochet said...

Love blue and green together so think your cloth is perfect.  I'm surprised to hear you don't like working with homespun.  I always loved crocheting with it cause it went fast.  Likewise knitting with it. 

Underground Crafter said...

The nice thing about cotton dishcloths is that after you wash them and they shrink ever so slightly, all the imperfections you noticed when you first made them disappear. Sending happy crochet thoughts your way!

Alittlebitsheepish said...

It sounds like you are really busy, but I hope you manage to squeeze in a little relaxing time too

Shateen Lichter said...

The busyness WILL end at some point! And you have such a cute puppy dog!!!

Sarah - Crafts From The Cwtch said...

What a lovely pooch! 

Some weeks are manic, aren't they? I guess those are the times you have to go with the flow and look forward to any time off that you get. Hope you have a good one! 

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