List of Finished Projects 2013

Knitting

(112) Knitting Projects and (4) Sewing Projects

My Knitting efforts for 2013

Sewing Projects 2013 (4 Projects)

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Happy New Year 2014!

Happy New Years all!

For info on the past year there is a short note on my last post

Well it has been an active year.

As I look back on my New Years Resolutions for 2013, I am stunned by the number of things I finished this year.

In 2011 – 105, 2012 – 78,

2013 – 112 It’s been a good year!

Update on New Years Resolutions for 2013

 

#1 I will Complete 7 WIP’s that have been sitting around. Done!

#4 I will make ALL items for the Church Bazaar and craft sales from stash! 98% success with this one!

#7 I am counting making my studio usable as a minor success. However the Guyz tidied the house for Christmas and the a lot of stuff has disappeared and 4 laundry baskets are missing, I am guessing where… back on the 2014 list!

#8 I will complete one handmade gift for each of the 11 people that will be joining us Christmas 2013 Woohoo total success!

All the Andy's Capps and 2 scarves.

All the Andy’s Capps and 2 scarves.

And my niece in her “Piles of Smiles Cowl

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#9 I will make my DH and DS each a Hat Another success!

This years Resolutions!

  1. Success!
  2. I will knit both sweater patterns my DH gave me for Christmas 2012! One is almost done
  3. I have given up on organizing my stash, instead I will parcel up 13 projects with pattern,  stash yarn etc that I will make this year! Ok this sounded like a great plan, and yes I did parcel up 13 projects ready to go…still there nothing happened. Going to add one more for 2014…
  4. Success!
  5. I will not replenish my stash as it deminishes unless DH approves  (update this lasted for 20 days last year) I am going to see how long I will last this year!
  6. Goal this year, significant stash reduction! Again!
  7. My studio will be dumped out and made into a haven for Knitting, sewing and scrapbooking! Well it is a mess, but a usable mess!
  8. Total Success!
  9. Success Woohoo!
  10. Last fibre related resolution, I will spin more. I have been spinning a little more, and started sewing more this year too. (see resolution #7)

Added Resolutions for 2014

  • Of the 14 wips I am starting the year with if they are still on the list next New Years, they get frogged!
  • I am going to invest in Shelving and containers and organize (sort of ) my stash.
  • I will join Fibreholics anonymous (Just kidding :0)
  • I am going to reinstitute The Plan: I will cycle through the list of wips one a day till this list gets to a more manageable size!
  • I am going to use more none virtual patterns, I have loads of knitting books, magazines and patterns I should use them!

Total of 10 Fibre Resolutions for 2014, we will see how this goes :0)

The Jar 2013

The Jar Dec 2013  I fill this jar with scraps trimmed from my knitting each year. This year 63gms, (2013 it was 40gms).

The Jar Dec 2013
I fill this jar with scraps trimmed from my knitting each year. This year 63gms, (2012 it was 40gms).

In the spring I will put it all in an onion bag and hang it outside for the birds to use for nest building.

I begin 2014 with WIP List = 14

  1. Buttermere  my Kal for Dec 
  2. Shoulder Shawl  v2 started Nov 14/13 
  3. Northman Mittens  Started  Dec 2/13
  4. My Favourite Scarf Ever  Started Nov 2/13
  5. Cabled Hood with Pockets Started Sept 27/13
  6. Iced Cardigan  Started Oct 1/13
  7. Foots First Sox My design Started Jul/11
  8.  SPROUT – Growing Roots sweater 60% done started May 17/12
  9. Top Down Swing Pullover 98% done started Jan 1/13
  10. Sea of Dreams Blanket 75% done started Mar 9/13
  11. Mile a minute afghan – crochet 50% done started Apr 24/13
  12. Isla lace Pillowcase edge  52% done started June 18/13
  13. Rose Harbour Shawl 75% done started Jun 28/13
  14. Fanflower Fling  50% done started Jul 12/13

 FO’s 2013 =  112 (34 more than 2012)

WIPS 2013 = 14 (7 more than 2012)

 Stash Used 2013 = 99 (11 more than 2012 and I just might have invested in a little more fibre in 2013)

Sewing FO’s = 4 (4 more than 2012)

Books 2013 = 42 (6 less than 2012)

Thanks again for an interesting and eventful year, It wouldn’t have been the same without you.

cya next year :0)

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

come join me in the blogpond :0)

Find me at my Etsy shop: Willows Pocket and on Ravelry.com  

Merry Christmas: 4 more sleeps :0)

Nativity 2

Wishing you all  very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

Still working on a few last minute odds and ends. The Boyz are baking, the Furry children are napping, and I am writing to you, and contemplating the gifts that need wrapping. This has been a busy year, my son graduated University, and promptly went back to college. He also managed to become bionic, having a titanium collar bone installed after a very nasty break running for the bus on his way home from his first day of work. The Job is going splendidly despite the rough start. My Husband and I continue to do well. I am still waiting for some medical tests, but they are in no hurry so we will take this for a good sign. Jack and Willow continue to live the lives of riley, napping, eating, cuddling and getting into trouble. We were pleased to attend two weddings this year.  We also attended my Aunt’s  funeral, she will be greatly missed.

This year has been full of knitting, some sewing and many fibrey events with my dear fibreholic friends. What fun! All that remains for me to say is thank you for your interest and support. I have enjoyed this years Blogging and hope you will come back next year to see what mischief I can get into.

Northman Mittens 

These are my holiday project, I am just put-putting away on them, no hurry :0)

These are my holiday project, I am just put-putting away on them, no hurry :0)

Buttermere  My Kal for Dec most likely finish in Jan

Almost ready for the lace edge, woohoo!

Almost ready for the lace edge, woohoo!

Last Minute Mittens 

Little something for a friend I will be seeing in the new year :0)

Little something for a friend I will be seeing in the new year :0)

Current WIP List = 12

 FO’s 2013 =  112

WIPS 2013 =  15 – 3 = 12

 Stash Used 2013 = 99

Sewing FO’s = 4 

Books 2013 =  41 + 1 = 42

Thanks again for visiting,

cya  next week :0)

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

come join me in the blogpond :0)

Find me at my Etsy shop: Willows Pocket and on Ravelry.com  

 

Fab Friday: Christmas Craft Sale

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Just a reminder: St.Georges Anglican Church Christmas Craft Sale in Newcastle, Ontario on Saturday December 7, 2013 from 10am to 2pm. About 45mins east of Toronto on the Hwy 401.

There will be tables full of handcrafted items, bake goods, and coffee and goodies. We are fundraising for a Wheelchair Ramp into our church hall. We anticipate I will go up next year. Our Craft Group has been working on this special project for sometime. All are welcome. This is where a lot of my projects go :0)

Piles of Smiles Cowl 

Christmas present, I will be publishing the pattern soon :0)

Christmas present, I will be publishing the pattern soon :0)

My Design started Nov 14/13 Finished Dec 3/13

Northman Mittens 

With the assistance of the Knit Night Ladies finally chose colour for the lining

With the assistance of the Knit Night Ladies finally chose colour for the lining

Andy’s Capp #5 

Still have to knit the peak, then one more!

Still have to knit the peak, then one more!

Shoulder Shawl another couple of inches…

More progress, and yes I love this yarn! It reminds me of crayons :0)

More progress, and yes I love this yarn! It reminds me of crayons :0)

Current WIP List – 15 – 1 = 14

 FO’s 2013 = 107 + 1 = 108

WIPS 2013 = 15 – 1 = 14

 Stash Used 2013 = 93

Sewing FO’s = 4 

Books 2013 = 39

Thanks again for visiting,

cya next Wed :0)

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

come join me in the blogpond :0)

Find me at my Etsy shop: Willows Pocket and on Ravelry.com  

Friday: Iced Capp

Friday

More Appointments, busy, busy, busy, today.

Andy’s Capp #4 – part of this months Kal

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Iced Cardigan  – The Collar is finally done!

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Current WIP List – 13

 FO’s 2013 = 106

WIPS 2013 = 13

 Stash Used 2013 = 91

Sewing FO’s = 4 

Books 2013 = 36 + 1 = 37

Thanks again for visiting,

cya next week :0)

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

come join me in the blogpond :0)

Find me at my Etsy shop: Willows Pocket and on Ravelry.com  

Psst! Only 5 more Saturdays till Christmas!

6 Saturdays till Christmas!

Friday

Good morning!

It’s Friday and like usual I’m running around like a wet hen. I have Physio, then a visit with my friends at my LYS, then off to shop for groceries and lunch with MiL. Try to get some knitting done for the Craft Sale at Church next month. Somewhere in there have to make time to see a friend recently moved to a seniors residence.

Hilda is 90yrs old and till recently lived in her own home. She is a close family friend.

Hilda is 90yrs old and till recently lived in her own home. She is a close family friend.

But I want to catch up with you guyz first :0)

Recap of finished Christmas Presents and Planned Presents!

Knit in Dk

Knit in Dk

For my Niece

My  Nephew – An Andy’s Capp to make

My Brother- An Andy’s Capp to make

My SiL – Finish her scarf

Both sizes: smaller 9 1/2" larger 11"

For my Father (The Brown one)

My Mother – haven’t decided yet :0(

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For DS

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For DH

My MiL – another undecided, and my BiL- An Andy’s Capp to make :0(

And probably some gift bags.

And probably some gift bags.

And I want to make a Dozen Christmas Scrunchies for the Craft Sale.

Current WIP List – 13

 FO’s 2013 = 102

WIPS 2013 = 13

 Stash Used 2013 = 89

Sewing FO’s = 4 

Books 2013 = 35

Thanks again for visiting,

cya next Week :0)

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

come join me in the blogpond :0)

Find me at my Etsy shop: Willows Pocket and on Ravelry.com  

Psst! Only 6 more Saturdays till Christmas!

Whatz ya doing Wed?

tami_wipI’m running all over the place today, and yes I always have some knitting with me, and my Ebook. The weather around here has been wet and cold. The leaves are almost gone and winter is around the corner. I am deep in woolly production.

My Favourite Scarf Ever 

23" so far

23″ so far

Warm Collars in 4 yarns My design – Done!

Knit in Dk

Knit in Dk

Shoulder view

Shoulder view

Christmas Tree Skirt My design

7" only 2" more to go then I have to choose a fairlsle  pattern for the border.

7″ only 2″ more to go then I have to choose a fairlsle pattern for the border.

Hopefully start before Friday

Andy’s Capp #4

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Current WIP List – 13

 FO’s 2013 = 101 + 1 = 102

WIPS 2013 = 13

 Stash Used 2013 = 88 + 1 = 89

Sewing FO’s = 4 

Books 2013 = 35

Thanks again for visiting,

cya next Friday :0)

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

come join me in the blogpond :0)

Find me at my Etsy shop: Willows Pocket and on Ravelry.com  

Psst! Only 6 more Saturdays till Christmas!

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