A Year of Projects, WIPS

YOP7 week 7

There isnt much to mention this week.. its been pretty dull.

My WIP for the month, like I mentioned last week, is the Princess Mononoke Pullover. I was able to take a better picture. I need to get needles with a longer cord. These are 16 inches.

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The mask is almost complete. About 20 more rows..lol 🙂

My FO’s were actually finished a few weeks ago….

I made an infinity scarf on my purple KK loom. Ive loved this yarn for so long. its by Fancy Yarns. I have no idea what the colorway is.

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Below is the cowl I posted about last month for a WIP Wednesday.

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And lastly, I frogged the Man hat. ugh!!! I got to the decrease and the hat was at a point where I could try it on. Too tight. It broke my heart to take it apart. Do I have any ambition to start over…. does not look good.  Although I love the yarn and the pattern, doing the knit rows hurt my thumb. Must be the thick yarn.
 

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A Year of Projects, WIPS

YOP7 wk 6

I dont have a list for A Year of Projects. What I do have is a bundle I made on ravelry with projects I’d like to make.. someday. Also I’ve planned out 4 big quarterly projects. This quarter, July 1st to Sept 30 is the Princess Mononoke Pullover. Yes I started it in May but it is less than half done and it needs to get done.

This is the best photo I could post since I am in a middle of a row. This was a few months ago. I think I am close to half way done with the graph . When I take better pics I will talk about adjustments I want to make .18646026_1335903496495458_9118225529437159424_n

There is this group on ravelry that will be making the Sophie’s Universe blanket in October which is great since that is when I plan start my second big quarterly project… fate 🙂  And October is when I will have extra money from the Halloween orders from my etsy shop 🙂 🙂 Yup, I may have to buy more yarn for this project.

For my current WIPS , I am still working on the Man hat. I love how this yarn is knitting up. My YOP friend, Becki told me Saturate by Premier Yarns is discontinued. Which broke my heart 😦 I have one more skein of the color below ( agate) and  2 others (Zinna and Fluorite).  So I will be extra picky when it comes to projects for those.

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And for another group (GEMS) I am making a crocodile scarf…. The CAL of the month is the Dragon/Crocodile/Alligator stitch. Where was this CAL when I made the Mermaid Cowl..lol This is the tail.

I could also finish the  crocodile fingerless gloves I started back in January.  We’ll see 🙂

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Patterns used:

Man hat

Princess Mononoke Pullover

Crocodile Scarf

 

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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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A Year of Projects, Crochet A Longs, WIPS

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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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)

WIPS

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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