A Year of Projects

YOP7 week 5 -July Recap

My purpose goal for this years A Year of Projects ( in case you’re new to my blog) is to slim down my yarn stash. There is yarn from when I started loom knitting almost 5  years ago.

I was thinking that making little projects from my small balls of yarn would help me get through my stash faster.

Reality : Not so much.

Big projects is where its at..lol

Ive used up all the Caron Simply Soft in Pink Camo for the Mermaid’s cowl. I still have about half a skein of the Artist Print after making the Fifi scarf. and I have a tiny ball of the Patons Colorwul in Bloom left over from the Big Stitch cowls….as you can see I was able to make 2 from 1 skein. The other color is Aran from Red Heart , which I bought a jumbo skein a few months back.

The other night I took inventory of all the half and full skeins of yarn. If I dont need it for orders from my shop, they will be used for other things.

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Friday Finishes

Wow I have 3 finished objects this week. 2 of them I started and finished in one day.

First to be finished is the Fifi scarf. I love this design and I plan to make another soon. I was hoping to use up most of the yarn but I still have a good size ball of Artist Print left. If I was making a crochet project I wouldn’t have enough. I love knitting! 🙂

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The next two cowls are using the same yarns just in different sizes. I used Patons ColorWul in Bloom and Red Heart’s Aran. The pattern is called Big Stitch Cowl by Yarnspirations. I love this yarn! 🙂 🙂

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YOP7 week 4

I was going to do the A year of Projects posts every other week so I wasn’t in a rush to get something started or finished to show….. But I have to show off this amazing FO !!!!

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Its called Mermaid’s Cowl. I really love this stitch. I used a g size hook instead of the H the pattern called for. The yarn is Caron Simply Soft: Pink Camo. I used all but a little ball of this yarn. Its also not as wide as the pattern. It covers the neck( my mannequin head has a longer neck than I do..lol) .

And for my WIP… Another crochet along by Chaos and Chop Suey.  This one is for Grease. One of my all time favorite movies.  Week one is Pink Ladies. I am at the decrease 🙂 I will finish the other half over the next few days so I do not fall behind 🙂

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Patterns used:

Mermaid’s Cowl  ( free pattern on Bernat design studio)

Chaos and Chop Suey Grease Blanket CAL ( this is a paid pattern..$8 on ravelry)

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Work In Progress Wednesday!

I love when I have a WIP to show on Wednesday . 🙂 If you have read any of my A Year of Projects post from this  or last month,  you would know I am slashing my stash.  Too mush yarn for a little space.

Any way I have this ball of yarn from Red Heart called Artist Print. Its so beautiful. But I haven’t had any luck with finding the right project for it. A few days ago I decided it was time. Its a big ball.. a full skein I believe.  I looked on ravelry for the colorway to see what it looks up knitted and crocheted .

I found a project called Fifi scarf  .  I loved it and had to make one for myself. Its a knitted project. Perfect. I am a bit obsessed with knitting at the moment.

Its an easy pattern and with this yarn its working up beautifully. I am at the tricky part. I have to create the “loop” that the other side of the scarf will go through. Ive never had to divide my knitting  but it went pretty well. No dropped stitches 🙂 🙂

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The picture above shows where I had to divide the stitches. 12 on each needle. I did the k1,p1 ribbing on one half of the stitches last night. Tonight I will cut the yarn and do the ribbing for the other 12 stitches.

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It looks like a snake..lol

 

 

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YOP7 week 3

hmmm where to start… WIPS, FO’s or frogged stuff.

FO’s are fun…..

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Yup thats it for finished objects. 🙂  Its so cute! I really adore it. (Pattern link at bottom of post)

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The Flower Power Valance is coming along nicely 🙂 I only have 5 so far. IMG_4075

I started a scarf ( FiFi scarf). I really wanted to use this massive ball of Red Heart in Artist Print. I believe its a full skein. I really love this color way ❤ ❤

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If you saw my Frogged It! post earlier in the week , you know whats next.

I had to frog the 2016 Temperature Blanket . I had no use for it. These are all the squares bagged up… Check out the Frogged It! post to see the before pic 🙂 IMG_4085

 

I can’t let all those squares just sit around so Ive made a few things with them…

 

 

Top: an almost finished needle/pencil case.

Bottom: Headband

right side : Scarf. I had to add a few purple and white since they were the snow days. But we didn’t have many warm snow days.

Patterns used:

FiFi scarf ( free download)

Cactus ( free download from website)

Flower Power Valance  ( free on website)

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Have a happy week 🙂

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