List of Finished Projects 2013

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(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  

FO Friday: Insanity, sign me up!

FOfriday

Finished one new Sock! Unfortunately feet come in twos.

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New Toe-up sock with spiral toe and after thought heels and fake cuff. Looking for test knitters. Watch for further details ;0)

January Jar!

January Jar inspection.

January Jar inspection.

Yes I have gone totally NUTZ!

I have signed up for 28 WIPS in February.

Joined a new Ravelry groupisland yarn company group

The Challenge for February

“The purpose of COM is to combat the general doldrums of February by doing something we knitters all love to do every day….cast on something new. Yes, it is crazy, but lots and lots of fun!”

So here is my list!

2/1/13: A Box of Boxes Blanket My stashbusting design!

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 28 days of WIP’s

 wk1 – Done
2/1/13: A Box of Boxes Blanket My stashbusting design!
2/2/13: Beryl Blanket by Juliet Bernard
2/3/13: Wingspan with yarn sweetheart gave me for Christmas :0)
2/4/13 Toddler Tootsies #1My stashbusting design, I have to knit 6 pair for charity.
2/5/13 Toddler Tootsies#2My stashbusting design, I have to knit 6 pair for charity.
2/6/13 Shawl Collared Cowl by Alana Dakos
wk2
2/7/13 A Box of Boxes Blanket My stashbusting design!
2/8/13 Beryl Blanket by Juliet Bernard
2/9/13 Toddler Tootsies #1My stashbusting design, I have to knit 6 pair for charity.
2/10/13 Toddler Tootsies #2My stashbusting design, I have to knit 6 pair for charity.
2/11/13 Knitted short Row Heart – made for both my fellas for Valentines
2/12/13 Footies For my Kal group
2/13/13 Footies For my Kal group
wk3
2/14/13 A Box of Boxes Blanket My stashbusting design!
2/15/13 Beryl Blanket by Juliet Bernard
2/16/13 Toddler Tootsies #1My stashbusting design, I have to knit 6 pair for charity.
2/17/13 Toddler Tootsies #2My stashbusting design, I have to knit 6 pair for charity.
2/18/13 Easy Peazy Shawl For my Kal group
2/19/13 Yarn Ball Cozy For my Kal group
2/20/13 Beryl Blanket by Juliet Bernard
wk4
2/21/13 A Box of Boxes Blanket My stashbusting design!
2/22/13 Toddler Tootsies #1My stashbusting design, I have to knit 6 pair for charity.
2/23/13 Toddler Tootsies #2My stashbusting design, I have to knit 6 pair for charity.
2/24/13 A Box of Boxes Blanket My stashbusting design!
2/25/13 Beryl Blanket by Juliet Bernard
2/26/13 Toddler Tootsies #1My stashbusting design, I have to knit 6 pair for charity.
2/27/13 Toddler Tootsies #2My stashbusting design, I have to knit 6 pair for charity.
2/28/13 Beryl Blanket by Juliet Bernard

Wish me Luck!

Note I am still working on my WIP’s, Reading and Listening to Audiobooks, Craft group, Knitting Club and Physiotherapy etc. February doldrums, I won’t have time for them :0)

This week seen on Ravelry: Heather’s Cowl by Anna Daku I just love this one!

Audiobook of the week: The Ambassadors by Henry James

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Listen here

FO’s 2013 = 6

WIPS 2013 = 10

Used of purchased patterns from Rav = 34 – 6 = 28

Stash Used 2013 = 4

Books 2013 = 8

Thanks again for visiting,

cya Friday

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

come join me in the blogpond :0)

List: Seen on Ravelry!

Ravelry is such a fund of patterns I decided to highlight some of my favorites! Life is too short to knit them all, but like any good Cookbook, it’s fun to gaze at and imagine :0)

Reading list 2013

I hope to keep better track of my reading list this year :0)

I began the year with a new Koboglow from my MiL for Christmas, as I read several books at once, both real and virtual this could get interesting!

For review of Kobo Glo my previous ereader was a Sony

My Reading List for 2013

  1. The Knitter’s Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters by Ann Budd (Jan)
  2. Wuthering Height by Emily Bronte (Audiobook)  (Jan)
  3. The Complete World of Jane Austen by Lauren Nixon (Jan)
  4. Persusion by Jane Austen (Audiobook) (Jan)
  5. Secrets of a Summer Night by Lisa Kleypas (ebook) 1st in Wallflower series (Jan)
  6. It Happened One Autumn by Lisa Kleypas (ebook) 2nd in Wallflower series (Jan)
  7. Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas (ebook) 3rd in Wallflower series (Jan)
  8. Scandal in Spring by Lisa Kleypas (ebook) 4nd in Wallflower series (Jan)
  9. Walden by Henry David Thoreau Read by Gord Mackenzie. (Audiobook)
  10. The Warden by Anthony Trollope (Ebook)
  11. Mr Darcy takes a Wife by Linda Berdoll 1st of 2 books
  12. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (free ebook read on Koboglow)

Happy New Year 2013!

My DS usually spends New Years Eve with his friends, while DH and I go out for a romantic dinner together. Tomorrow the family will gather at our house for early dinner and celebrate the New Year. We always spend the first and last day of the year with the people we love.

I competed my MiL’s Scarf, it has ended up as a late Christmas Present

  

MiL christmas scarf finished with 2 1/2 hours to spare, New Years eve!

MiL christmas scarf finished with 2 1/2 hours to spare, New Years eve!

Where to go to see all last years projects on Ravelry.com

And the Jar, from March to December 2012

The Jar Dec 2012

The Jar Dec 2012

I think I’ll but it in an onion bag in the spring and watch for colourful nests.

My New Years Resolutions for 2013

  1. I will Complete 7 WIP’s that have been sitting around.
  2. I will knit both sweater patterns my DH gave me for Christmas 2012!
  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!
  4. I will make ALL items for the Church Bazaar and craft sales from stash!
  5. I will not replenish my stash as it deminishes unless DH approves (well maybe this rule can be a little flexible? I need to get the yarn for #8) (update this lasted for 14 days last year) I am going to see how long I will last this year!
  6. Goal this year, significant stash reduction!
  7. My studio will be dumped out and made into a haven for Knitting, sewing and scrapbooking!
  8. I will complete one handmade gift for each of the 11 people that will be joining us Christmas 2013
  9. I will make my DH and DS each a Hat
  10. Last fibre related resolution, I will spin more.

Last Years New years resolutions – How they worked out!

I begin the year with 7  WIP’s (Leftovers from last year)

This year I’m beginning by reading

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte on my new Koboglo. This was a free download. This is an old favourite, I reread it every few years.

I had to share this with you. A friend of ours quipped,

“In 2012, you got an Ebike, and an Ebook, you should tell your Efriends”

Bye the Bye, the Koboglo has been a steep learning curve, however I am beginning to get the hang of it, and like it better than my old Sony ereader. It holds loads more books (2gb can be upgraded to 32gb), needs a lot less chargeing it lasts a month, super easy to load new books on, and Kobo offers a wide selection of free ebooks. I like the self system and connectivity to the web. I wasn’t too sure about the touch screen till I bought a rubber tipped stylus. My hands shake and this was causing problems. I have downloaded  a bunch of knitting pattern PDFs so I can carry them around when looking for yarn or knitting. I also read at night in bed, DH loves the glo feature! No more midnight bed side lamp. I would recommend this  product. Warning, needs patience to get it working, after that it is a breeze. 

FO 2011 = 105  

FO’s 2012 =  78 (I did a few more large projects)

WIPS 2013 = 7

Stash used 2012 = 88 (stunned by this total!)

I will not mention yarn Purchased last year!

Books 2011 = 45  Books 2012 = 48

Well I wish you and yours a happy, healthy, prosperous and productive

New Year

Music to end the year: Auld Lang Syne

Thanks again for visiting,

cya Friday

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