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Monday’s Plan of Action for week 3, 2018

 

First, my plan is to finish my 2018 crafty plan posts and post them. – DONE

Second, I want to get going on the routine I’ve set for myself and see how it will work.  You’ll read more about my routine when we get to the last post of my 2018 crafty plan. – I POSTED THE ROUTINE AND SO FAR, I’M FOLLOWING IT.

Third, create January goals… – DONE

Here were the specific crafty goals I made last week:

  • Mama’s Bukid – Page 5, Row 5 – Finish Row 5.  I am halfway through and will post an updated picture some time this week. – DONE
  • Resfeder socks – do 5 rounds per day, which would be about 35 rounds for the week.  I believe that will mean that by the end of the week, I’ll be done with the leg and ready to start the heels. – DONE
  • Christmas socks – I’m working on the foot and I have about 2-3 pattern repeats to do until I’m able to start on the toes. – DONE
  • Harry Potter – I have to connect the shoulder and start on the sleeves. – DONE BUY THE GIRL TRIED IT ON AND WOULD LIKE THE SLEEVES TO BE A BIT BIGGER.  SO I’VE GOT TO RIP OUT WHAT I’VE DONE FOR THE SLEEVES (LUCKILY IT’S ONLY A COULD OF ROWS) AND REDO IT A BIT BIGGER.  I NEED TO DO IT ABOUT 2 INCHES BIGGER.
  • Celtic Solstice – put the back together. – I DID GET STARTED AND I’M WORKING ON IT.

And for this week’s goals, here’s what I want to get done.

  • Mama’s Bukid – Page 5, Row 7 – I realized last week that somewhere along the way my numbers got messed up.  I’m actually in the middle of row 7 right now and I’d like to finish row 7 this week.  There are 14 rows on one page so when I finish this I’ll be halfway through page 2!
  • Resfeder socks – finish the heel
  • Christmas socks – finish the toes, kitchener, take a picture and post to ravelry.
  • Harry Potter Weasley Sweater for daughter – I’d like to create a page so that I can take appropriate pictures to make it easier for me/you to find and rip out the sleeve portion I’ve already done and redo it a bit bigger.
  • Celtic Solstice – Continue piecing the back together.
  • I’ve got Road2CA this week!

Happy Crafting!

~Melanie

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Monday’s Plan of Action for week 2, 2018

Now that I’m not sick and I have the desire to get things done I’ve got a number of things on my to do list this week.

First, my plan is to finish my 2018 crafty plan posts and post them.

Second, I want to get going on the routine I’ve set for myself and see how it will work.  You’ll read more about my routine when we get to the last post of my 2018 crafty plan.

Third, create January goals…

For specific crafty goals for this week, here are the things …

  • Mama’s Bukid – Page 5, Row 5 – Finish Row 5.  I am halfway through and will post an updated picture some time this week.
  • Resfeder socks – do 5 rounds per day, which would be about 35 rounds for the week.  I believe that will mean that by the end of the week, I’ll be done with the leg and ready to start the heels.
  • Christmas socks – I’m working on the foot and I have about 2-3 pattern repeats to do until I’m able to start on the toes.
  • Harry Potter – I have to connect the shoulder and start on the sleeves.
  • Celtic Solstice – put the back together.

Happy Crafting!

~Melanie

2 weeks til Christmas…

Here are the things …

  • Starting point Shawl – Continue knitting 600 stitches per day. I want to be 75% through the final clue.
    • done and I’m actually closer to 85% done… Here’s my current picture…

Starting Point
12/10/2017

  • Mama’s Bukid – Page 5, Row 4 – finish Row 4 and start Row 5
    • done!

Mama’s Bukid
12/10/2017

  • St. Patty’s Socks and Secret Mandala sock blank – finish the decreases and start the foot.
    • done
  • Harry Potter – knit 2 rows per day.
    • not done!
  • On Ringo Lake – piece 12 geese per day until Clue #3 is released.
    • not done!

This week’s goals:

  • Starting point Shawl – Finish this!  I have quite a few rows left but the actually number of stitches isn’t that much.  I currently have about 80 stitches per row and I’m steadily decreasing 4 stitches every other row.  So, I will continue to do 600 stitches and I should be done this week.
  • Mama’s Bukid – Page 5, Row 5 – Get halfway through Row 5.  I started Row 5 over the weekend and my plan is to get halfway through Row 5.  I am not cross stitching as often as I was so I’m not getting through each row as quickly as I was.  I hope that changes after the holiday.
  • St. Patty’s Socks and Secret Mandala sock blank – I have to do about 45 rows on the foot before I can start decreasing for the toe.  My goal is to get halfway through.  I want these socks done in December and that will count for 2 socks for my box of socks in 2017. So if I do about 23 rows this week, 23 rows next week, then I can do the toe the final week of the year and complete my 12 pairs of socks in 2017 KAL!
  • Harry Potter – knit 2 rows per day.
  • On Ringo Lake – I haven’t really been quilting during the week so I hope I take a night or two to work on clue #3.

Happy Crafting!

~Melanie

3 weeks til Christmas…

Here are the things …

  • Starting point Shawl – knit 600 stitches per day. I want to be halfway through the first joining triangle this week or 25% through the final clue. Actually it would be great to be at 30% or more so I can be on track for finishing a bit early.
    • I’m almost half way through the last clue so I’m making good work on this project. Here is how it looks now:

Starting Point
12/3/2017

  • Secret Project #3 – Start the next one.  My goal was to create 3 of these but I’m going to stop 11/30 so I’ll be in the middle of the third one.  I’ll start up again in January and ship this off when it’s done.
    • I started the 3rd one and stopped working on it as soon as December hit.  But I felt weird having this thing started and sitting there.  I started working on it again over the weekend and will work on it as I feel like it. I’m not adding any pressure on myself to finish it.  I will be happy if it gets done but it doesn’t have to get done. I’m taking this off this list as it’s not something I need to get done.
  • Mama’s Bukid – Page 5, Row 4 – finish Row 4 and at the rate I’m going possibly get through half of Row 5.
    • I was only actually able to work on this once this week so I didn’t get finish with Row 4.  It’s almost done but will be on this week’s to do list.
  • St. Patty’s Socks and Secret Mandala sock blank that I’m knitting up congruently – I only have a few rows left working the back of the heel, my goal is to get that done, turn the heels and then pick up the stitches.  This week, I want to get my socks to the point where I can work on the foot.  I’m not going to get this done this month but I want to get them done in December.  That will complete my 12 socks for the year and I can start again in January.
    • I’m working on decreasing the gusset to start on the foot.  I’ve got about 5 decreases left on St Patty’s Sock and 10 decreases left on Secret Mandala.  I think I can get those done in the next couple of days and get started on the foot.
  • Harry Potter – continue to work on this as I have time.
    • I am working a bit on this.
  • Finish Clue #1 of On Ringo Lake and work on Clue #2 on Friday.
    • I didn’t get Clue #1 finished so I packed that up with a post it note and put it in my On Ringo Lake project bin.  I started working on Clue #2.  My goal is to work on clue #2 twice this week.

This week’s goals:

  • Starting point Shawl – Continue knitting 600 stitches per day. I want to be 75% through the final clue.
  • Mama’s Bukid – Page 5, Row 4 – finish Row 4 and start Row 5
  • St. Patty’s Socks and Secret Mandala sock blank – finish the decreases and start the foot.
  • Harry Potter – knit 2 rows per day.
  • On Ringo Lake – piece 12 geese per day until Clue #3 is released.

Happy Crafting!

~Melanie

Less than a month away…

We’re closing in fast on Christmas and are you ready? Here’s what I’ve done from last week’s to do list …

  • Secret Project #2 – DONE!  I’ve even taken the pictures and my page is ready to publish after this has been gifted.
  • Starting point Shawl – knit 3-4 rows per day.  I want to finish clue 4 this week. – DONE!  Clue 4 is finished and I’m working diligently on clue 5.  I have to do about 500 stitches per day in order to get this done by Christmas.  Which means, I need to do a bit more to get it blocked and wrapped.  I’m going to try.  At this point, I’ve got 172 stitches per row and every couple of rows, it decreases by 4.  Once there are no more stitches on this side, I have to do the same on the other side.  So going forward I have to watch stitch count versus number of rows.
  • Secret Project #3 – knit the final 3 inches so that I can work on the next part. – DONE!
  • Mama’s Bukid – Page 5, Row 3 – finish Row 3. – Done! I’m working on Row 4 and I’m actually about half way done with it.
  • St. Patty’s Socks and Secret Mandala sock blank that I’m knitting up congruently – do the last 10 rows so I can work on the heel. – Done! I’m working on the heel.
  • Harry Potter – do another set of 20 rows. – Not Done!  I only got 12 rows done.
  • And since this is Thanksgiving Week spend Black Friday with Bonnie Hunter’s first clue of her mystery quilt for this year! – Done!

My List for next week:

  • Starting point Shawl – knit 600 stitches per day. I want to be halfway through the first joining triangle this week or 25% through the final clue. Actually it would be great to be at 30% or more so I can be on track for finishing a bit early. 
  • Secret Project #3 – Start the next one.  My goal was to create 3 of these but I’m going to stop 11/30 so I’ll be in the middle of the third one.  I’ll start up again in January and ship this off when it’s done.
  • Mama’s Bukid – Page 5, Row 4 – finish Row 4 and at the rate I’m going possibly get through half of Row 5.
  • St. Patty’s Socks and Secret Mandala sock blank that I’m knitting up congruently – I only have a few rows left working the back of the heel, my goal is to get that done, turn the heels and then pick up the stitches.  This week, I want to get my socks to the point where I can work on the foot.  I’m not going to get this done this month but I want to get them done in December.  That will complete my 12 socks for the year and I can start again in January.
  • Harry Potter – continue to work on this as I have time.
  • Finish Clue #1 of On Ringo Lake and work on Clue #2 on Friday.

Happy Crafting!

~Melanie

Monday makings and to do’s, 11/20!

Last week’s tasks and accomplishments:

  • Secret Project #2 – Bind this. – DONE
  • Starting point Shawl – knit 3-4 rows per day.  I want to be half way through the purple section. – DONE
  • Secret Project #3 – knit another 5 inches so that by next week, I can work on the next part. – NOT DONE.  I DID KNIT ON IT BUT I ONLY GOT ABOUT 3 INCHES DONE SO I STILL NEED TO CONTINUE ON THIS PART FOR 2 INCHES.
  • Mama’s Bukid – Page 5, Row 3 – I’m almost done with Row 2 but I will not be able to finish it until I get through Row 3.  There are a bunch of stitches at the bottom of the row that I could count to but I’d rather wait until I’m closer to that spot.  I’ll be able to easily get there from Row 3 and the likelihood of mistakes will be reduced. – NOT DONE.  AGAIN, I DID WORK ON ROW 3.  I ACTUALLY GOT THROUGH HALF OF ROW 3.  I THINK I SPED THROUGH THE FIRST 2 ROWS SO THOUGHT I COULD DO THE SAME OF ROW 3.  BUT ROW 1 AND 2 ONLY HAD ABOUT HALF THE ROWS FILLED SO OF COURSE IT WOULD TAKE ME LONGER TO DO ROW 3.  IT WOULD BE GREAT TO GET THROUGH A ROW EVERY 2 WEEKS.  IT USED TO TAKE ME ABOUT A MONTH OR TWO TO GET THROUGH A ROW.  SO INSTEAD OF THIS TAKING ME 16 YEARS TO FINISH HOPEFULLY I CAN DO SO IN 8!
  • St. Patty’s Socks and Secret Mandala sock blank that I’m knitting up congruently – do what I can when I have time.  I would REALLY love to be finished with the leg but I’m half way there.  I need about another 20 rows so with this being at the bottom of the list, I’m not holding my breath. – I WORKED ON THESE A BIT BUT I’M STILL NOT DONE WITH THE LEG.  I’VE PROBABLY GOT ABOUT 10 ROWS TO DO.
  • Harry Potter – also, do what I can when I have time.  It would be nice to have a set of 20 done.  I will be attending knit night this week so I might be able to do it. – DONE.  I AM WORKING ON MY SECOND SET OF 20 ROWS AND I’VE ONLY GOT A HANDFUL OR ROWS LEFT BEFORE THIS IS FINISHED.
  • A Rainbow Garden – continue working on block 8. This is my Sunday Stitch project so this really depends on how things go on Sunday.  You’ll find out then. – NOT DONE
  • Maxwell Bag – finish hand stitching the second handle. I do not have high hopes of finishing this anytime soon. – NOT DONE

My List for next week:

  • Secret Project #2 – bury one set of threads and label this.
  • Starting point Shawl – knit 3-4 rows per day.  I want to finish clue 4 this week.
  • Secret Project #3 – knit the final 3 inches so that I can work on the next part.
  • Mama’s Bukid – Page 5, Row 3 – finish Row 3.
  • St. Patty’s Socks and Secret Mandala sock blank that I’m knitting up congruently – do the last 10 rows so I can work on the heel.
  • Harry Potter – do another set of 20 rows.
  • And since this is Thanksgiving Week spend Black Friday with Bonnie Hunter’s first clue of her mystery quilt for this year!

Happy Crafting!

~Melanie

Monday makings and to do’s, 11/13!

Last week’s tasks and accomplishments:

  • Secret Project #2 – Finish quilting this! – DONE!
  • A Rainbow Garden – continue working on block 8. – NOT DONE!
  • Starting point Shawl – knit 3-4 rows per day – DONE!
  • Harry Potter – I started the Front piece last week and now I’m working 2 rows per day on the Front piece. I printed some graph paper and I need to figure out how I’m going to know a K instead of the H that the original sweater boasted. – I DIDN’T GET MUCH WORK ON THIS DONE. SINCE IT’S NOT ON MY CHRISTMAS PRIORITY LIST I ONLY WORKED ON IT 3 TIMES AND ONLY DID A 1-2 ROWS EACH TIME.  I HAVEN’T EVEN FINISHED THE FIRST 20 ROWS WHICH I GENERALLY DO IN LESS THAN A WEEK’S TIME.
  • Mama’s Bukid – Page 5, Row 1 – My goal this week is to stitch the fourth line on Row 1.  THIS IS DONE AND I’M ACTUALLY ON ROW 2 NOW.
  • St. Patty’s Socks and Secret Mandala sock blank that I’m knitting up congruently – 2 rows per day.  I’d like these socks to be done this month.  But my Christmas knitting takes top priority since I plan to not be doing any Christmas knitting in December. – I GOT SOME OF THIS DONE BUT NOT NEARLY FAR ENOUGH.  I WOULD LIKE TO GET THE LEG DONE BUT AGAIN, THIS ISN’T ON MY CHRISTMAS PRIORITY LIST SO I NEED TO LEARN TO BE HAPPY WITH THE LITTLE I GOT DONE. 🙂
  • Maxwell Bag – finish hand stitching the second handle. – NOT DONE!

My List for next week:

  • Secret Project #2 – Bind this.
  • Starting point Shawl – knit 3-4 rows per day.  I want to be half way through the purple section.
  • Secret Project #3 – knit another 5 inches so that by next week, I can work on the next part.
  • Mama’s Bukid – Page 5, Row 3 – I’m almost done with Row 2 but I will not be able to finish it until I get through Row 3.  There are a bunch of stitches at the bottom of the row that I could count to but I’d rather wait until I’m closer to that spot.  I’ll be able to easily get there from Row 3 and the likelihood of mistakes will be reduced.
  • St. Patty’s Socks and Secret Mandala sock blank that I’m knitting up congruently – do what I can when I have time.  I would REALLY love to be finished with the leg but I’m half way there.  I need about another 20 rows so with this being at the bottom of the list, I’m not holding my breath.
  • Harry Potter – also, do what I can when I have time.  It would be nice to have a set of 20 done.  I will be attending knit night this week so I might be able to do it.
  • A Rainbow Garden – continue working on block 8. This is my Sunday Stitch project so this really depends on how things go on Sunday.  You’ll find out then.
  • Maxwell Bag – finish hand stitching the second handle. I do not have high hopes of finishing this anytime soon.

~Happy Crafting!

~Melanie

Monday makings and to do’s, 11/6!

Last week’s tasks and accomplishments:

  • Secret Project #2 – Quilt this! – PARTIALLY DONE. I’VE GOT MOST OF IT QUILTED BUT I STILL HAVE 3 BORDERS TO FINISH UP.
  • A Rainbow Garden – continue working on block 8. – DONE
  • Starting point Shawl – knit 3-4 rows per day – DONE
  • Harry Potter – knit 2 rows per day. Finish the back piece, bind off, and start the next part. – DONE
  • Mama’s Bukid – Page 5, Row 1 – My goal this week is to stitch the third line on Row 1 – DONE
  • St. Patty’s Socks and Secret Mandala sock blank that I’m knitting up congruently – 5 rows per day.  I would like to get the leg completed this week so I can work on the heel over the weekend. – NOT DONE. I MISSED A HANDFUL OF DAYS AND 5 ROWS WERE JUST TOO MUCH.
  • Maxwell Bag – finish hand stitching the second handle – NOT DONE

My List for next week:

  • Secret Project #2 – Finish quilting this!
  • A Rainbow Garden – continue working on block 8.
  • Starting point Shawl – knit 3-4 rows per day
  • Harry Potter – I started the Front piece last week and now I’m working 2 rows per day on the Front piece. I printed some graph paper and I need to figure out how I’m going to know a K instead of the H that the original sweater boasted.
  • Mama’s Bukid – Page 5, Row 1 – My goal this week is to stitch the fourth line on Row 1
  • St. Patty’s Socks and Secret Mandala sock blank that I’m knitting up congruently – 2 rows per day.  I’d like these socks to be done this month.  But my Christmas knitting takes top priority since I plan to not be doing any Christmas knitting in December.
  • Maxwell Bag – finish hand stitching the second handle

~Happy Crafting!

~Melanie

Monday makings and to do’s, 10/30!

Last week’s tasks and accomplishments:

  • Secret Project #1 – post about this; put my page up. – DONE
  • Secret Project #2 – tackle my batt scraps and make frankenbatting. – DONE
  • A Rainbow Garden – continue working on block 8. – NOT DONE
  • Starting point Shawl – knit 3 rows per day – DONE
  • Harry Potter – knit 2 rows per day – DONE
  • Mama’s Bukid – Page 5, Row 1 – My goal this week is to stitch the first line on Row 1 – DONE
  • Socks from my Secret Mandala sock blank – Finish the foot. – DOE

My List for next week:

  • Secret Project #2 – Quilt this!
  • A Rainbow Garden – continue working on block 8.
  • Starting point Shawl – knit 3-4 rows per day
  • Harry Potter – knit 2 rows per day. Finish the back piece, bind off, and start the next part.
  • Mama’s Bukid – Page 5, Row 1 – My goal this week is to stitch the third line on Row 1
  • St. Patty’s Socks and Secret Mandala sock blank that I’m knitting up congruently – 5 rows per day.  I would like to get the leg completed this week so I can work on the heel over the weekend.
  • Maxwell Bag – finish hand stitching the second handle

~Happy Crafting!

~Melanie

Monday makings and to do’s, 10/16!

Last week’s tasks and accomplishments:

  • Secret Project #1 – take a picture – DONE!
  • Secret Project #2 – piece the back – DONE!
  • A Rainbow Garden – block 8 -DONE
  • Kimono – weave in the ends – DONE
  • Starting point Shawl – knit 3 rows per day – DONE
  • Harry Potter – knit 2 rows per day – DONE
  • Mama’s Bukid – finish Row 14 (and page 1) and start on the first row of page 5 – DONE
  • Socks from my Secret Mandala sock blank – need to create a plan and work on the foot.  I’d like to get the foot done this week but I’m not sure that’s feasible with my knitting speed. – I CREATED A PLAN AND I’M HALFWAY THROUGH THE FOOT.

My List for next week:

  • Secret Project #1 – post about this; put my page up.
  • Secret Project #2 – tackle my batt scraps and make frankenbatting.
  • A Rainbow Garden – continue working on block 8.
  • Starting point Shawl – knit 3 rows per day
  • Harry Potter – knit 2 rows per day
  • Mama’s Bukid – Page 5, Row 1 – My goal this week is to stitch the first line on Row 1
  • Socks from my Secret Mandala sock blank – Finish the foot.

~Happy Crafting!

~Melanie