YOP Update November 6th

I’ve had one of those weeks that makes for great knitting but a horribly boring YOP update.  There has been progress on a number of projects without any finishing or casting on of something new.  I’m perfectly comfortable and happy with all this.  It’s just not very exciting to write about.

However, I wouldn’t want to imply that nothing exciting is going on.  My Friday post will be my first reveal of one of the “super secret projects.”  This week is my BFF’s birthday which means I get to finally show everyone what I made for her.  The project reveal will actually be the one listed as her Christmas gift.  I decided to reverse the order of her gifts so she gets this one first.  I’m being honest and publicly stating it’s because I did this one first and the other one isn’t finished.  Her Christmas gift is on my list, just not listed as hers.

Next, Contessa (from Writing, Yarn, Pucks, and Ducks), and I have started to devise a plan for a little YOP knit a-long in the early new year.  We need to work out a few more details, but the idea has been planted and it seems like too much fun not to do it.  So stay tuned.  The two of us will figure it all out and let you in on all the fun.

And finally, and this is super important for me, I can’t  count.  This doesn’t actually come as a surprise to me.  I wonder sometimes how I manage to knit anything or write our family budget each  month.  Usually, my ineptitude for numbers seems to work to my advantage and this is no exception.  Since this list was posted in July, I have added very few things to it.  I have also been very diligent about adjusting the number of completed objects and the number of WIPS I have going at any time.  To make it clear, I have not removed anything from the list.  The exception being one pair of slippers, but that brings the total number of pairs to be knit from 3 to 2 and I only have it listed once which means nothing changes in the overall totals. (Sorry if that’s confusing.  It does makes sense to me and the important bit is that totals remain unchanged.)  This whole time I have had 44 as the total number of projects that I want to knit this year which is interesting since the number of projects listed below is actually 40!!!!  That’s right, I added 4 phantom projects to the list.  I am willing to accept the argument that my subconscious was trying to prepare me for the inevitable.  However, before you all run off to agree with me on that point, just give me a little while to enjoy the fact that I have 4 fewer projects on my list than I first thought.  And let’s be honest, 40 is a much smaller number than 44!

So, here’s the list and the Mr. Linky.

I hope everyone else had a wonderful knitting week.

  • Clockwork (cast on June  &  part of the Knit-a-long of Doom) (Finished July 2011)
  • Wallis Cardi (cast on August of last year)
  • Rattlesnake Creek socks (cast on about 1 1/2 years ago)
  • Noro Log Cabin Blanket (cast on in June & it’s Christmas Knitting)
  • Toe Up Socks
  • Super secret BFF gift (I know you read this.  No peeking, but you’ll like it.) (Finished Sept  2011)
  • Super Secret Husband gift (He reads it too.) (In Progress)
  • Urbana  (Finished July 2011) (Dad)
  • Podsters
  • Saturday morning slippers x2 (FIL, mom)
  • Minion (Teiff) (Finished October 2011)
  • Gargoyle (Sean) (Finished October 2011)
  • Strangling Vines scarf (Christine) (In Progress)
  • Windcheif hat (dad)
  • Cherie socks  (mom)(In Progress)
  • AStericks (MIL) (In Progress)
  • Dog Chewie (Maggie) (Finished October 2011)
  • Super Secret Little J gift (See first super secret gift.  That’s her mum.) (Finished Oct 2011)
  • Kleenex covers x6 (In Progress)
  • Sachets x6
  • Algonquin
  • Washcloth x2 ( I really thought I was finished with those!)  (Finished Sept 2011)
  • Herbivore
  • Flamboyan
  • Reunion Cowl
  • Roam
  • Lenore (The third)
  • Flaming Desire (Part of the Knit-a-long of Doom) (In Progress)
  • Staked  (Part of the Knit-a-long of Doom)
  • Fishbone Gansey  (Part of the Knit-a-long of Doom) (Finished October 2011)
  • Cut & Paste
  • My Vampire Boyfriend (Part of Nerd Wars) (In Progress)
  • Matrimony Socks
  • Masonic Lodge
  • Flutter-by
  • Aragorn
  • Duckies  (Finished Aug 2011)
Newly added
  • West Knits Mystery KAL (Finished Sept 2011)
  • Julia
  • Minion Army (Finished October 2011)
  • The running totals so far are:

12/40 complete

13/28  in progress


12 responses to “YOP Update November 6th

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  • Karen

    You’ve made a lot of headway! Fantastic. Love watching you work through a major list, and you’re doing wonderfully at it. Thank you for sharing and will look forward to seeing your super secret project. 🙂

  • Contessa

    YIKES, my pingback looks all weird and screwed up. Way to go, WordPress. :p

    Anyway, I just had to remark: you must be a wicked fast knitter with that kind of list. You never cease to amaze me! 🙂

  • Minding My Own Stitches

    Did I hear KAL? Can you give us hints about yarn weight and needle sizes soon?

  • Christine

    KAL KAL KAL!! I would love to join in! What a great idea…. Lovely Contessa and Keri… Thank you thank you!
    And Keri! 40 is still ambitious! At least for me it would be 😉

  • Ruth

    Loving your new adds and your right 40 is much smaller than 44, to me its still a daunting list but you are making great progress through it…I am intrigued by the sound of a KAL, not having done one before so I shall be reading any details you give avidly.

  • Emma

    It’s always nice when you discover you have less to do than you thought you did! You be finished earlier than you planned

  • Nicole

    Smaller numbers for total projects are always a nice surprise but I agree maybe your subconscious has other plans for your knitting :-P. Excited to hear about the KAL when those details come about! I have a feeling one of my next YoP updates will be the same kind of “um, I’m working on these but there’s nothing exciting going on with them that would warrant update or pictures” but the sheer mention on a blog post proves the projects are progressing! Happy knitting!

  • Alittlebitsheepish

    Looking forward to seein your project, present knitting can be frustrating when you want to blog it but have to keep it a secret. And if it cheers you up I can’t count either, I usually have to count a cast on at least three times

  • Evelyn

    You are as ambitious as I am … and I love it. Hats off to you for all your progress and revisions. Sounds like you are having a great time knitting, too. I revised my YOP list yesterday and while it looks a bit crowded, I like having a lot of variety on my knitting list. Here’s to more knitting!

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  • Marie/Underground Crafter

    I’m intrigued by the knit a long. Bring it on!

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