Sunday, April 7, 2013

YOP Update

Projects Finished:
1.  Crocheted potholders -  I've made about 4 or 5 of these and I had just one on my list but they're so nice and thick that I continually make them in between other projects.
2.  Crocheted Granny Stripe table runner 
3.  2 Crocheted Rock Covers
4.  1 pair of knitted socks but I've made 2 now.  This will be ongoing as I want to learn different types and styles.  There will be lots of socks on next year's YOP list!
5.  Knitted Cotton Bath Mat
6.  Set of 3 Knitted Dish Towels

1.  Blackberry Salad Crocheted blanket
2.  Everyday Crocheted Edgings -  Okay, I've decided I'm doing edgings for pillowcases but I have to make the pillowcases first.  I found this great tutorial for the cases and the edgings and I can't wait now!  But this week is all about TAXES so as soon as that's done I'll be off and running with these but then again there's painting inside and out now that the weather's nice and gardening and landscaping.....oh this is a busy time of year!  Here's a picture of what I'm referring too and a tutorial for both the pillowcases and the crocheted edging .  The tutorials are on the right hand side of her blog.

I know some of you are saying..."you just had that picture out there the other day"....I know but some of my readers only come over on Sunday's when I link up to our YOP pages on Ravelry....confusing I know but I thought my Ravelry friends might like to see it.
3.  Another pair of socks!  I only had one pair listed on my YOP but I am trying to learn different techniques so this time it is DPN's!  Ta Da!  Another tutorial by Stacy over at Very Pink only this time instead of her Magic Loop Sock Knitting tutorial I got her plain old sock knitting tutorial using DPN's.  Both are cuff down, one at a time.  I'd like to join a sock knitting group that is "never-ending" to match my projects! LOL!  If anyone has any suggestions I'd appreciate it.  I was out there looking but there are SO many it was mind boggling.  Even just a knitting or  knitting and crochet.  I was sad when the Sock KAL ended....especially when I didn't even know it!  Never did get to post my finished hoo!  I just managed to cast on but there's those dang taxes as soon as I get this posted.
I also have the pattern for the Hudson Valley Winter Socks which I purchased on Ravelry thus the reason for the DPN's tutorial.  Those will come after my "practice socks".

Not started yet:
1.  Pinata Bag - I haven't even downloaded the pattern on this one yet.
2.   Cherry Jam - This pattern is in a book I have to order still.  I want to use it for shelf edging eventually.  I LOVE cherries!
3.  Seeing Stars Blanket  I love this Spud and Chloe pattern.  Thanks to all of you for your suggestions for "less expensive" alternatives in yarns!  It was a big help and then I studied up a bit on weights of yarns and types and I'm starting to get the jist of it now.  Thanks again so much. 
4.  Stripey Spring Crocheted Rug - I should be doing this one now as it is the "season"!
5.  Babette Blanket - LOVE!!!!! (Sung in an operatic voice by a true alto).  I adore this blanket and it would be a great stash-buster but I don't really have one yet but I'm working on it!  In fact, looking around I have baskets of yarn everywhere!  What was I thinking?  I have STASH!!!!!  Yay!!!!   Yippee!!!!!
6.   Tornado Twist Crocheted Cowl - no progress yet but now with yarn "options"....cost won't be an issue at least.
7.Situpons  -  I have the pattern but I don't have any Super Bulky yarn yet.   I wanted to make one to see if they would make good chair pads and if so I would make them for my kitchen chairs.  They could also be used for place mats or candle mats.  I just got a KnitPick catalogue in the timely for a reasonably priced yarn catalog to arrive! LOL!
That's all for this week...little progress in all areas but so many areas right now~!  Have a great week ahead and enjoy this day of R n' R unless, like me, you're doing taxes! LOL!


  1. It looks like you have some amazing stashbuster and color work projects on your list. Perfect for spring time colors.

  2. My taxes have been done for weeks ... but I'm usually in a hurry because I get money back ;)

    You could start looking forward to Summer of Socks 2013 on Ravelry ... that's three pairs of socks across three months with lots of people participating and PRIZES too!

  3. Try the sheep shed studio for inexpensive yarn and fiber - sometimes you can get really good stuff!

  4. We did our taxes back in February. Hubby takes care of all that for me (thankfully). You have many projects going on. I just started my crocheted shawl, but need to get going on Farmer's Market stuff. Yikes - it's in a about 3 weeks.

  5. Yayyy to the socks and you can do them easy peasy for you now. I don't get tired of seeing the edging on the pillowcases I'm still going to look into that some more as I really like the look of that ! I can't advise you on the sock group but if you hear of you do let me know. It's also nicer knitting them as part of a group, the encouragement I think helps.

  6. Ooo thanks for reposting that picture of the crocheted edge pillow case. That looks like a fun project!

  7. I just finished up dealing with the IRS...ugh! I finished my 1 pair of socks and will not start another as I need to get the cool weather stuff knit and save the sock yarn to work with during hot weather..when using worsted weight seems like too much... If you find a sock group..forward it to me also!

  8. I was thinking YOU GO GIRL and then the pillowcase edging blog is named just that. Ha! You certainly have accomplished a lot! Love all your projects. Have you been over to visit

    She makes the most beautiful knitted socks.

    Have a great week. Tammy

  9. Sam! I just want to say how fun your blog is to read! You stay so busy and with such fun things--I hope when I get to retire (snort!) I will still be young and healthy enough to enjoy life as much as you seem to do. :) My dream is to learn to crochet edgings for pillowcases--nothing says homey, vintage, and sweet as that. You inspire me!

  10. Yay for DPN's .. I love mine. The edging looks awesome .. makes me wish I could do more with crochet. If only I had time to learn something new and knit my projects! Hope you find a KAL that fits your needs!

  11. Such a pretty pillowcase - the edging colour looks terrific with that fabric :)

    If you search for socks in Rav groups there are a few good ones in there.

    I am undoubtedly biased, but Babette is a FABULOUS project, and you can always build the stash as you go. The central section of mine is done with a much smaller "palette" than the blanket as a whole.


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