Sunday, September 25, 2011

Year of Projects: Week 13

Project Percentage Complete: 48%
Overall Percentage Complete: 54%

Number of Project Items: 27
Number of Added Items: 23
Total Items: 50

First on the list is my exam. A few people wished me luck and honestly, I think the good Lord was smilin' on me because the exam went really well. I did spend Monday and Tuesday doing the study guide and then Wednesday repeatedly reading over it. I walked in and knew all the answers although I was a little iffy on the last one - I think I answered it right though. So, I'm confident that when the grade comes back, it'll be pretty good. I'll let y'all know.

What did do is come home Thursday, stoked from having a good exam and knocked out 2 papers and an article analysis that were due this week. What does that mean for my crafting - it gave me time to do it! My friend came over Friday night and brought the movie Thor. We popped the movie in and I cuddled up in the corner of the couch with the poncho.

Which brings me to my next paragraph:

I did another swap out. I decided to not make the Joseph Wrap until I could get more expensive yarn and that time is not now. I swapped it out for a poncho, another item the person who wanted the Joseph Wrap had mentioned wanting. I found a decent free pattern and swapped it out. I got it started and I like how its going right now and it's working great with the Lion Brand Homespun (a yarn I hate to crochet with).

Since I missed WIP Wednesday I'm going to take this opportunity to share with you a couple items I'm working on.

The first up is a knit scarf I've been working on for the last few weeks. This is the one I intended to give my husband but he decided that it was not masculine.

I'm knitting on size 11 bamboo needles using Sensations Angel Hair Stripes. The yarn is Color 102 from Dye Lot 844. It is 22% wool, 50% acrylic, and 28% nylon.

I must admit, it is REALLY nice to crochet with. I just wish I had joined size 11s that were not in bamboo - although the bamboo is probably better for handling the slick nature of the yarn. The scarf itself is about 8 inches wide which is why the stripes are not as prominent as they were in the sample swatch at the store.

I'm on my third skein - I bought 4 so I'll have one left over. not sure what to do with that. It's a very specific yarn and will not blend with other yarn types well.

Oh, and see my adorable little project basket? I bought two of them - I think they are perfect for smaller projects and I can easily drop my cell phone and wallet in when I travel with it - and that means I can easily find it to pay for stuff or answer a call. I will most likely transition these to be for my dish and wash cloths.

The other item is the poncho mentioned above.

I'm crocheting this using an N size hook and Lionbrand Home Spun in the color Prairie. It is very autumn looking. It was supposed to be a Christmas present for someone but I may just give it to her early so she can enjoy it this fall.

It is going pretty quickly. I have half the rows done for the main body - 10 more to go until I start the ruffled edging. My youngest daughter has already asked me to make her one in pink.

Looks like that'll be another item added to the list in the near future. At least hers will be smaller *laughs*

So with all that said, I leave you with my breakdown list.

Happy Crafting folks - I know I will this weekend!

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
- Poncho (Christmas gift) [...25%...]
- 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%...]
- EnviroTote Market Bag #4 [90% complete]... I really need to line this and get it off the list!
- Angel Hair scarf [...75%...]
- 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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Marsha said...

I think the scarf for the husband is great.  Is it the color he finds non-manly?  Good progress on the poncho too.  I am with you on the homespun yarn.  It is one of my least favorite yarns to crochet with.

Kate said...

I'm glad your exam went well, you did a lot of preparation and deserve to do well.

You're certainly busy with your crafting - I love the scarf and that poncho looks very cosy.

Cris said...

That *was* the scarf for the man... and yea, that's the color he said was not manly. The angel hair has a little white halo of fiber - I thought it would be great :( oh well.

Cris said...

Thanks. I'm thinking a solid A if I was right on that last question - worst case would be an A-

Sandycrochet said...

Love the colors in your scarf.  Agree she can enjoy that now....anxious too see it a bit further along.  Congrats on the test.

Cris said...

I think the scarf will really pop with a black coat. Since the man doesn't want it, I have the perfect friend in mind for it - and I think SHE'LL love it :)

Faith said...

I think the angel hair yarn looks gorgeous, I like the way it stripes. The poncho is very autumnal I reckon give it early too!

CrochetBlogger said...

The swap out sounds like a good solution here.

Kepanie said...

I'm feeling mighty guilty w/no updates on my list; most YOP ppl are posting one at one time.
Great projects you have goin' on.

Ruthmckeown said...

Love your scarf and the yarn is just gorgeous.

Dorothy said...

Congratulations on your successful test. I'm sure your friend will be thrilled with the poncho and I agree that its a good idea to give it early while the weather is cool.

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