Thursday, July 12, 2012

Year of Projects: Initial List

Project Percentage Complete: 0%
Overall Percentage Complete: 0%

Number of Project Items: 105
Number of Added Items: 0

Total Completed Items: 0
Total Items: 0

Whelp - I've decided to try again.

Last year I joined a Ravelry group dedicated to identifying projects early in the year and trying to finish as many as possible as you move through the year. I'm starting a little late, so I won't have a total of 52 posts, but that's ok. I'll only be making.. 50(ish) posts so that's not bad. I will attempt to track through June of 2013.

My goal is to post each Sunday although I recognize I will most likely miss a Sunday here or there (based on previous experience).

Below is my preliminary list. This year I am going to leave my list "open" for about a month and add to it freely as I think of various gifts for holidays and birthdays. I will link to patterns that I plan on making although I reserve the right to swap an item out with another (pattern or overall item type) at any time through the year. I figure tastes change and what people like/want change. If I choose a shawl over a poncho, so be it.

My starting list is much more aggressive than it was last year, but I graduated so the homework/study factor is gone. 105 items may seem like a lot, but I topped over 200 about 2 months before the end of the Year of Projects last year - so I should be good. I do I think I'm being a bit overzealous with the afghans/lapghans but that's ok - if I don't finish them, I don't finish them - but this list puts them on my radar!

I did get hung up on the added items last year... My problem is that instead of turning to my list, I'd turn to the free pattern listing at Ravelry and find something new and cool and go from there. I can't do that this year - I have a lot on the list, including some afghans, so I need to look at my list first and deviate later (if at all!)

I wish all participants the best of luck and I look forward to seeing your projects and cheering you on to the finish!
Project List Items (not started/complete)
- State Fair Afghan - in progress
- 5 knit/crochet cloths for Mom (Christmas present) - in progress
- 50 squares for SIBOL - in progress

- Shawl (gift for the fall/spring for DD2)
- Multi-Colored Round Ripple Lapghan (Christmas present)
- 5 knit/crochet cloths for Mom (Christmas present)
- 5 knit/crochet cloths for SIL (Christmas present)
- 10 crochet knockers for donation
- 5 pet beds for donation
- 10 chemo caps for donation
- 2 swiffer covers (for me!)
- 1 swiffer cover for Mom (Christmas present)
- 1 swiffer cover for SIL (Christmas present)
- Knit a Sweater for Matt
- Knit Wingspan Shawl
- 1 pair spat warmers (Christmas present)
- Woven Blocks Crochet Quilt
- Navajo Indian Multi-Color Afghan (Birthday gift)
- Dead Fish Hat (Christmas gift for DS)
- Room Shoes (Christmas gift)
- Amimono Kimono (for me!)

Project List Items (done)

Added Items (not complete)

Added Items (done)

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.


Emma (GirlAnachronismE) said...

Very impressive list, I could never do all that, but then I remember how well you did last year!

Sara - momwithahook said...

This will be my first year doing this challenge. Glad to see you are doing it as well. That is an ambitious list. This year I decided to challenge myself with knitting through a book. So far I've got the first project complete. Looking forward to following your progress. 

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