YOP Update – April 22nd

I’m starting to feel a little like a broken record in these updates………..lots of progress, no finishes.  This week is no different.  But it has been fun.  First, two swaps for sock yarn were arranged and it looks like there may be a couple more in the works.  My yarn ends have been sent off and there are yarn ends coming to me.  I  was able to send off a ball from my stash to a knitter in the UK who contacted me because she was going to be short a ball of yarn for the Jersey she was knitting and strangely I had the same dye lot that she needed.  Not sure how that happened.  She’s  sending me some stitch markers in return and maybe I should see if she has some sock yarn ends too.
The Knit and Crochet Blog week starts tomorrow and I’ve been working hard to make sure that is all set to go since I know that I do not have the time to write a blog entry every day.  I’m almost finished and I hope that you enjoy what’s coming up this week.  For more info about the blog week you can go here.
I’m starting to think that it may be about the right time to start organizing Year Two of “A Year of Projects”  so if you missed out and want to join for this coming year or you want to start thinking about doing this again next year, check into our Ravelry  group here.  I’ll post the new info within the next seven days.  The new year starts for us on July 1st, so not to worry, we have lots of time to think about it.
Also, my pesky minions have been up to no good again and something may have to be done about this.  Maybe after the blog week is over………
Anyway, here’s  my list. 
  • 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.) (Finished Dec 2011)
  • 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) (Finished Dec 2011)
  • Windcheif hat (dad) (Finished November 2011)
  • Cherie socks  (mom)(In Progress)
  • AStericks (MIL) (Finished November 2011)
  • 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 (Finished October)
  • Algonquin (In Progress)
  • Washcloth x2 ( I really thought I was finished with those!)  (Finished Sept 2011)
  • Flamboyan (Finished Jan 2012)
  • Reunion Cow(Finished Jan 2012)
  • Roam (In Progress)
  • Lenore (The third) (Finished Dec 2011)
  • Flaming Desire 
  • Staked  
  • Fishbone Gansey  (Part of the Knit-a-long of Doom) (Finished October 2011)
  • Cut & Paste
  • My Vampire Boyfriend (Part of Nerd Wars) (In Progress)
  • Cauchy 
  • Masonic Lodge (In Progress)
  • Flutter-by (Finished February 2012)
  • Aragorn
  • Duckies  (Finished Aug 2011)
12 Shawls in 2012 (first 6)
  • Different Lines (Finished March 2012)
  • Sharktooth (In Progress)
  • Flavia (Finished Jan 2012)
  • Stephen West Club shawl (February 2012)
  • Stephen West Club shawl (Feb) (In Progress)
  • Walnut Grove (In Progress)
 Dishcloth Challenge (first 12)
  • 10/12 complete
Newly added
  • West Knits Mystery KAL (Finished Sept 2011)
  • Julia
  • Minion Army (Finished October 2011)
  • Blue Whale shawl – replacement MIL Gift (Finished Dec 2011)
The running totals so far are:

25/46 complete

13/21  in progress

To try to have a better idea of what happens in my stash

Balls in/Balls out

0/11  (January)

8/5 (February)

0/3 (March)

0/4.5 (April)


4 responses to “YOP Update – April 22nd

  • Ruth

    I know what you mean about the progress and no finishes, thats me to at the moment.
    Looking forward to seeing what you have coming up for the knitting and blogging week, I’m off to check that out as I didn’t hear about it till now.
    I’ve started to make a short list of want to knit patterns for next year lol.

  • Minding My Own Stitches

    You may not have a lot of finishes yet, but you’re rocking the balls in/balls out ratio! And that’s definitely progress!

  • Emma

    I’ve had the lots of progress and no finishes problem for a while now. All the finishes come at once! And I can’t wait for year 2!

  • babygreens

    There’s not much getting finished here either, though not huge amounts of progress either. I’m so looking forward to doing this all again, I will do it better too as this year has been more of a year of learning for me. It’s been great, thank you.

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