FO Friday: A Life Lesson on Determination


A Life Lesson: Determination

It’s been a hectic week, beginning with a wedding, ending with my DS determined to go for training  for his new job with a broken clavicle. He said that “they are paying me to train to do this job, I have to go“. This was two days after he got the job. Note that he broke his collar bone on the way home on the first day after orientation, on the third day he was back at work. He had been at work for an hour and surprised this trainer by making a sale and making a commission. He was exhausted and hurting when he got home, and very happy he went. I am so proud of that stubborn determination, that at times has made me pull my hair out.

I am still working on The Plan, beginning round 3, even though I am really want to start something new.  

I am determined to get down to 6 wips before I start anything else!


1) Rose Harbour Shawl 

Two chart repeats in one day.

Two chart repeats in one day.


2) Isla lace Pillowcase edge 

Finished one 40" edging. began second edging.

Finished one 40″ edging. began second edging.

Current WIP List (10)

  1. Rose Harbour Shawl 70% done started Jun 28/13
  2. Isla lace Pillowcase edge  52% done started June 18/13
  3. Box of Boxes Blanket Long term project  (24 squares) started Jan 23/13
  4. Beryl Blanket – Long term project ( 67 hexes) started Nov 21/11
  5. Mile a minute afghan – crochet 50% done started Apr 24/13
  6. Pine Forest Baby Blanket 50% done  started Jan 11/12
  7. Sea of Dreams Blanket 75% done started Mar 9/13
  8. SPROUT – Growing Roots sweater 60% done started May 17/12
  9. Top Down Swing Pullover 90% done started Jan 1/13
  10.  Fanflower Fling  50% done started Jul 12/13
  11. Ruffle Scarf   Done started Dec 3/12 finished Jul 7/13
  12. Cozy Winter Shawl   Done started Dec 1/12 – finished Jul 11/13
  13. Eileen Dress  Done started Jun 21/13 – finished Jul 11/13 
  14. Easy Peasy Shawl – 95% done started Jul 14/12 – finished Jul 17/13

FO’s 2013 = 80

+ 93 Squares & Hexes

WIPS 2013 = 10

Used of 38 purchased patterns from Rav = 9 (29 to go)

Stash Used 2013 = 69

Books 2013 = 22

Thanks again for visiting,

cya next week :0)

I’m off to visit Tami’s, then on to my blogwalk

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Andrea Morrison (@wonderwhygal)
    Jul 26, 2013 @ 06:14:22

    ooooh, you had to mention WIP 😉 I think I might re-evaluate my existing projects and attempt to finish or frog so I can reclaim needles.


  2. Christina - a Babys Smile Knits
    Jul 26, 2013 @ 08:12:20

    you are so close, you can do it!!!


  3. thesoaringsheep
    Jul 26, 2013 @ 12:52:04

    I’ve been working on reducing my WIP’s all week, it’s quite satisfying getting lots of FO’s in fairly quick succession 🙂 Your son sounds very strong minded!


  4. chrisknits
    Jul 26, 2013 @ 12:58:24

    My daughter has broken both of hers, one in her youth the other in high school. I hope he recovers quickly. Love the projects!


  5. kitenswithmittens
    Jul 26, 2013 @ 14:53:31

    One thing about my DS, he has never let me down in anything that matters! Apparently I am not to say this anymore, he smiles and says he feels the pressure not to screw-up 😉


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