Sunday, January 01, 2012

Year of Projects: Week 27

Project Percentage Complete: 76%
Overall Percentage Complete: 93%

Number of Project Items: 21
Number of Added Items: 126
Total Items: 147

This is one of the few Year of Projecsts posts I've done live - ie I haven't set it up ahead of schedule and let blogger auto-post it for me. I don't know why - I looked at the post a couple days ago and just figured "eh - I'll work on it later." Well, here it is Sunday ... later... and I don't have anything ready *laughs*

This last week has been one free of crochet. I don't know why - it just has. I have been knitting on a scarf for a co-worker (a paid gig) so perhaps that is why? I really do wish knitting went faster. Oh well.... I guess it doesn't help that when I go through my project bags the majority of it is knitting.

I am hoping to pick up my table runner project again (you remember that one, don't you?) I have made no progress on the table runner since last we met (late November, I'm guessing). But that's ok. I got a ton of Christmas crafting done and crafting for the craft fair I participated in a couple weeks ago.

My dearest man went out today with my daughter (the model) in tow to take some well lit photos of some of the things I worked on the last couple weeks for the craft show.

This tam is actually one of my favorite items I made. I have no idea when or where I picked up the yarn, but it is a very soft acrylic with a slight shimmer to the yarn... which of course does not show up in the photos.

Go figure.

I ended up adding a bunch of the items to my etsy shop, if you are interested (linked in the right column). You don't even have to buy - I was mostly just impressed with the photos the man took for me *laughs*

Oh well - today will end up being a pretty sedate day. Everyone is relaxing a bit. The kids don't go back to school until Wednesday and I have tomorrow off too. I'll be popping some of my Zesty Turkey Meatloaf into the oven in a couple hours so do know that in a few I'll be sitting down to a nice, hearty home-cooked meal that is friendly to my weight loss adventure.

If you are interested in the recipe I'll be making, I posted it at SparkRecipes: Family Size Ground Turkey Meatloaf

Have a great holiday and a wonderful 2012!

Project List Items (not complete)
- Filet Market Bag
- Lacet Table Runner [...started...]
- Throw for living room sofa
- 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%...]
- Angel Hair scarf
- 2 Kitchen Chair Wall Protector
- knit socks [started]
- 2 knit scarves [started]

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

- 2 Crochet Bags (Mystery CAL Beach Bag, EnviroTote #4)
- 5 Knit Washcloth
- 31 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
- 5 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

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.


Marie/Underground Crafter said...

Happy New Years!  Isn't it odd how some times the details of certain yarns don't show up in pictures?  Anyway, the tam looks great!

Cris said...

I really wish that shimmer would show up. Its not like the Red Heart shimmer yarn where it is its own thread spun into the yarn - the yarn fibers themselves have a soft shimmer.

florencefrazier2002 said...

I like your tams!  They are really cute.  Today has been a sedate day for us as well.  After church we came home and had lunch, I played on the internet for a while and then I took a 2 1/2 hour nap!  Of course I won't want to sleep tonight but I have tomorrow off so...  My husband made a roasted chicken for dinner and some red potatoes.  Yummy!  Happy New Year!

Cris said...

Thank you very much :) I am usually not a "fancy hat" maker but I liked how they came out. Sounds like you had a pretty good New Years Day to me!

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Sandycrochet said...

Love the look of the tam, both in style and in  color and can see why you're happy with that. 

Kepanie said...

That is a very nice tam for Winter.  You have such perfect, crocheted sts.

Cris said...

Thank you for such a sweet compliment!

Cris said...

I really do wish the sunlight showed off the shimmer a bit more - but I must admit, I've contemplated keeping it hehehe

Kate said...

Happy New Year!

Wow at your numbers - 93% overall complete with over 100 added items - you rock! Lovely hat :)

Dorothy said...

Happy New Year to you and yours Cris.  The man did an excellent job as photographer and the model is gorgeous. The tam looks great and the colour is beautiful. 

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