Sunday, December 18, 2011

Year of Projects: Week 25

Project Percentage Complete: 64%
Overall Percentage Complete: 77%

Number of Project Items: 25
Number of Added Items: 105
Total Items: 130

Boy boy boy have I had a busy week. This was my first week not having to worry about homework and my internship. What a crazy feeling. I told my friend it was similar to losing a job. It has been something steady in my life for the last several years - I haven't gone a day without thinking about it at some level, if not just like a full time job. And then, one day, its done. It's odd - but nice in a way. I don't know how long that I'll go without being in school, but I'm adjusting.

During my adjustment period this week, I have crocheted a LOT - several hats and some scarves, all getting ready for the next craft show which is the 23rd. I'm excited about this one as I will have my own table.

So I'm thinking I'm going to have a small shelving unit of something, I'd prefer wood crates, but we shall see. I am going to have 3 foam heads set up to display hats. I would like to donate a portion of my proceeds back to the charity hosting the event - what is a good percentage? Is 25% too high? too low? Let me know what you would do for that.... Oh, I'll also be designing up some business cards this week although I am not exactly sure what to put on them.

On to the items - I haven't taken pictures of everything, but I will be doing my Fresh off the Hook video tomorrow so I'll post it on the blog too and you'll see everything. I found a cloche pattern I really enjoy (I did a review on it yesterday). I have made three of those along with a slouchy beanie, a beanie with a ribbed edge, and some scarves.

I was able to finish off the order I took from the craft show last weekend. I was so pumped from getting the order that I finished the first hat the same night and then knocked off the second hat on Sunday. I can see, though, how scary taking orders can be because if you don't get them done in a timely manner or if you get too many orders you can really back-log yourself.

Oh, in other fun news is that a friend of mine's wife destashed a bit - and I received the destash. Granted, it didn't help my stashbusting score on Crochetville.

At the end of sorting, my youngest daughter took 8-10 skeins for her own mini-stash and I took 6 or 7 to my yarn group to disperse to anyone interested. I ended up keeping 32 skeins.

There is quite a mix. The acrylic yarn is Vanna's Choice. The remaining yarn are all blends including merino, camel, and alpaca. I have already started a scarf out of the Encore  wool blend. I'm excited to see how it turns out.

With that said, I shall leave you with the details of my year of projects. It is safe to say that I will not be making all my Christmas gift goals this year; however, I am pleased with my progress thus far. I've tried to keep better track of what I am making and feel my counts are pretty close to accurate.

Happy Crocheting!
- Cris

Project List Items (not complete)
- Filet Market Bag
- Lacet Table Runner [...started...]
- Throw for living room sofa
- Round Afghan/Throw
- Angel Tree Topper
- 4 pair Paperclip Ice Skates Ornaments (office Christmas gift)

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

Added Items (not complete)
- Wristlet Bag (adjusting pattern) [...65%...]
- Angel Hair scarf
- 2 Kitchen Chair Wall Protector
- knit socks [started]

Added Items (done)
- Wristlet Bag (making my own pattern)
- Mystery CAL Beach Bag
- 5 Knit Washcloth
- 22 Crochet Dishcloth
- 2 Kitchen Chair Wall Protector
- Ear Bud "purse"
- WW Yarn Runner for  ledge
- Angel Hair scarf
- 1 hour cowl
- Hipster (accidental creation)
- 2 Hybrid Hat
- 3 Loom Knit Hat
- 10  Candy Stocking Ornaments
- 2 Crochet Lid Topper
- 2 wreath pins
- 8 Sherry's Headband 
- EnviroTote Market Bag #4
- 2 crochet headband (no pattern)
- Spiderweb Doily
- 3 Crochet Scarves
- 5 crochet washcloths (Christmas presents)
- 1 crochet face scrub finger mitt (Christmas present)
- 1 dust mitt
- 1 knit chemo cap
- 4 crochet hat
- 2 crochet character hats (1 Sock Monkey; 1 Puppy)
- 2 crochet hat clips
- 2 crochet toddler hats
- 2 crochet newborn hats
- 1 small decorative Christmas tree (didn't like, threw away)
- 6 mug cozies
- 3 crochet cloche

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Kate said...

wow - what a week indeed! It must feel bizarre to be without the college work all of a sudden, enjoy your "extra" time! How generous of your friend's wife too, LOL at "stashbusting score in Yarnsville". Awesome progress on your list!

Ruthmckeown said...

wow that was some week, you must be exhausted...I know I am after reading it.
Best of luck with your stall and fingers crossed you'd do great, I think 25% is good but thats just my opinion. Lovely of your friends wife to destash to you and you spread it round how generous.

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

When I've done craft fairs at a non-profit before, the donation was usually around 10-15%.  But you could give more or less, if you'd like.  

Sandycrochet said...

Always fun to see colorful yarn laying around, gets the brain in high gear about what to make next.  Love the hat.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Please let us know all about the craft show. I'm thinking of doing one next year if I'm organized in time. Good luck and sell lots!

Teresa said...

Many craft shows done by charities ask for 10%, so I think 10-15% would be a decent amount.  Maybe you could decide on the amount after your sales are complete.  If you are very successful you may feel like giving more or if the charity is something especially dear to your heart.

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