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
No measurable progress.......yet
1. Everyday Crocheted Edgings by Susan Lowman - I had to order the magazine for this one and I have it. I really wanted to edge pillowcases but I wanted to make the pillowcases first which I don't even have the material for yet. I do have some items I may practice on but I went around in circles about yarns, weights, and wash ability and shrinkage as these will be edgings attached to items that will be washed so I didn't want to go to all that work and have the crocheted edging shrink on me. Oh, what a tangled web...literally! I am thinking I will just try some regular acrylic I have on hand to start with so hopefully I can get going on this one.
2. Pinata Bag - I haven't even downloaded the pattern on this one yet.
3. 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!
4. Seeing Stars Blanket I love this Spud and Chloe pattern and I want to make it in their sweater yarn but I would have to win the lottery first to afford their yarn in that quantity! Any less expensive yarn out there that is equivalent?
5. Stripey Spring Crocheted Rug - Again, here I go with my washable, durable, other colors and non-shrinkable demands!
6. 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!!!!!
7. Tornado Twist Crocheted Cowl - Okay, now I am running into logic problems with some of these projects....I figured it would cost me upwards of $60.00 - $75.00 to make this as suggested. I buy my clothes at the thrift store so why would I wear an expensive cowl? Plus, I am a practical gal...I wanted a cowl to keep my neck warm but not be restrictive like turtlenecks. Do you have to be wealthy to do this? I must have not been paying attention during that announcement! I know there's very good and valid reasons for buying "pure" fibers but this is exactly why so many of us use acrylics.....we can have our yarn and still buy food! LOL! This is a lot of the reason I have slowed down on my projects. I will definitely make next year's list with cost in mind.
8.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 thought of using DK weight that I have but I'm afraid they wouldn't be "cushy" enough.
That's it folks! MY YOP list in full disclosure! Now, below are the actual things I worked on this week...none of which were on my list for YOP but fun none the less!
My little cape for Miss Maggie (she's a stuffed bunny, or will be when I get done....No, not a REAL stuffed bunny....a fabric one you silly!) These pics are re-posts from the other day when I forgot about Sunday YOP update...so forgive me if you're a "regular" to my blog and have seen these before. I don't mind saying I was mighty pleased with the outcome! It was so much fun to knit too...I could do this kind of knitting forever!
Rowan for these cute chickens which I started making for Easter and Spring you know.....I had to do something since I totally made nothing Christmasy or for Valentine's Day or St. Patrick's Day for that matter! I think I am finally getting the hang of this "knitting" thing and really starting to enjoy it....I've even stopped gritting my teeth and biting my lip while knitting! LOL!
Mason-Dixon Knitting from cover to cover and want to make the entire book! You'll see lots of their projects on my list next year! I have to get their other book too! Yikes Batman! Is there anything else out there I should know about before next year's list rolls around?
And take a look at these beauties! Not only is it a great sock pattern but will ya look at that yarn???? I am over the moon for it and will hunt it down until it is mine!
If anyone has any information leading to the
apprehension obtaining of this yarn you are obliged to notify me IMMEDIATELY! The pattern is Hudson Valley Winter Socks by Jill Draper on Ravelry but those pictures don't show this color yarn. I love this pattern because the toe and heel are separate since they are the first parts to wear out and you can actually knit new ones for them if they do! Genius! Of course I have no idea how that is done but I'm figuring by the time I make them and they wear out I'll have plenty of time to figure it out. So, there you have it.....true confessions of a YOP'er who fell off the wagon but hopefully will get back on before next week! TTYS! Have a great week!