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Monday’s POA – week 15, 2018

Here were my goals from the week before:

  • Mama’s Bukid – Page, 5, finish row 13 and get halfway through row 14. It would be great to have this page finished but I think that would be too much in one week. – I didn’t get halfway through row 14 but I came really close.  My goal for the month is to finish row 14 and get started on the next page. I’m pretty confident that I can get that done.  It would be great if I could get row 1 and row 2 done on Page 2 and page 6 which are the top and bottom pages that come next.  That’s kind of crazy and I’m not sure it’s doable. But it’s kind of fun to try. 
  • Celtic Solstice – I would like to get the batting done this week and rent the long arm sometime in the next few weeks. If I can rent it on a Sunday that would work really well for me.  I’m just not sure they are open on Sundays for me to do that. – I haven’t done this yet. 😦 
  • Rainbow Garden – prep block 9 – you know the prep, trace all the pieces on freezer paper, cut, put it on the wool, cut again, etc. that will take some time but needs to happen so I can have something to work on.
  •  – I haven’t done this yet. 😦 
  • Knitting projects:
    • Nestled socks – April pattern for the Cosy Sock Club
      • Print the pattern, pick the yarn, and cast on! … my favorite part.  – DONE! 
    • Weasley Sweater for Kayla – Mattress stitch the pieces and then work on the neck.  I’m almost done with the mattress stitch. I think I’ve only got one sleeve left which may take me 3 days.  Then I can start working on the neck. I’m not sure what that will entail but I will figure it out when I get there.  I do not think I will be finished with it this week but I want to get the mattress stitch done and get started on the neck.  🙂 – DONE!
    • Cowl – continue to do a round a day on this project. (dori’s voice) Just keep stitching.. just keep stitching… – DONE! There was actually one day that I did not stitch a round and that’s okay. 6/7 days is 6 rounds closer than I was last week. 

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

  • Mama’s Bukid – Page, 5, finish row 14
  • Celtic Solstice – prep the batting
  • Rainbow Garden – prep block 9
  • Knitting projects:
    • Nestled socks – April pattern for the Cosy Sock Club
      • Finish the foot
    • Weasley Sweater for Kayla – Finish the neck and weave in some ends.
    • Cowl – continue to do a round a day on this project.  

Happy Crafting!

~Melanie

Monday’s POA – week 14, 2018

Here were my goals from the week before:

  • Mama’s Bukid – Page, 5, row 12 – finish the row – DONE
  • Celtic Solstice – This upcoming weekend we are having a small get together for the boy’s birthday so I will not be able to quilt this project.  I will see if I can schedule time to rent the long arm for the first weekend of April.  – NOT DONE
  • Rainbow Garden – do a little bit of work on this on Sunday. And wouldn’t it be great to get this finished and get block 9 started? – DONE
  • Knitting projects:
    • Derive socks – March pattern for the Wanderlust Sock Club
      • Finish the foot and toe and finish these socks! – DONE
    • Weasley Sweater for Kayla – Mattress stitch the pieces and then work on the neck.  Wouldn’t it be great to get all the ends woven in and have this as a finish this week? – NOT DONE
    • Cowl – continue to do a round a day on this project. – I work on this when I have time to get in a third primary project in so I do not always have time to do this every day. I’m happy to make a little progress each week and right now I’m about halfway done with it. 

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

  • Mama’s Bukid – Page, 5, finish row 13 and get halfway through row 14. It would be great to have this page finished but I think that would be too much in one week.
  • Celtic Solstice – I would like to get the batting done this week and rent the long arm sometime in the next few weeks. If I can rent it on a Sunday that would work really well for me.  I’m just not sure they are open on Sundays for me to do that.
  • Rainbow Garden – prep block 9 – you know the prep, trace all the pieces on freezer paper, cut, put it on the wool, cut again, etc. that will take some time but needs to happen so I can have something to work on.
  • Knitting projects:
    • Nestled socks – April pattern for the Cosy Sock Club
      • Print the pattern, pick the yarn, and cast on! … my favorite part.
    • Weasley Sweater for Kayla – Mattress stitch the pieces and then work on the neck.  I’m almost done with the mattress stitch. I think I’ve only got one sleeve left which may take me 3 days.  Then I can start working on the neck. I’m not sure what that will entail but I will figure it out when I get there.  I do not think I will be finished with it this week but I want to get the mattress stitch done and get started on the neck.  🙂
    • Cowl – continue to do a round a day on this project. (dori’s voice) Just keep stitching.. just keep stitching…

Happy Crafting!

~Melanie

Monday’s POA – week 12, 2018

Here were my goals from last week:

  • Mama’s Bukid – Page, 5, row 12 – get half way through row 12 – DONE! and I actually did a bit more than halfway!  
  • Celtic Solstice – measure the backing and prep the batting. Find a place to quilt this sometime next week. … I really wanted to get this quilted this month but this weekend is the only weekend I can quilt it.  If I am able to measure the backing and prep the batting during the weekdays then I’ll be able to quilt it on Saturday.  The problem is I don’t know if I’ll have time to do it.  I have something going on every night except Friday.  I think the most important thing is to measure the backing and as long as that measures right I should be able to get the batting cut and prepped for Saturday.  So I will try to measure the backing Monday afternoon and if it is good to go I will schedule time on the Long Arm for Saturday.  😀 wish me luck…  – NOT DONE!  I was able to measure the back but I didn’t have a chance to do it during the week so I could then schedule time over the weekend.  So I measured the back this weekend.  It is barely 120×120 and I’m going to go with it.  I know that I’m pushing one side and if I load it a bit off then the quilt will slant and I will not have enough backing.  I hope I have enough. 
  • UFO list – finalize this and bring it to my guild meeting to turn in. – NOT DONE!  I am having a hard time writing this list so I’m just going to not do this right now. 
  • Rainbow Garden – do a little bit of work on this on Sunday. – DONE!  and I’m almost finished with block 8!
  • Knitting projects:
    • Derive socks – March pattern for the Wanderlust Sock Club
      • do the heels and start the foot – DONE!
    • Weasley Sweater for Kayla – the cuffs! – DONE!
    • Cowl – continue to do a round a day on this project. – NOT DONE!

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

  • Mama’s Bukid – Page, 5, row 12 – finish the row
  • Celtic Solstice – This upcoming weekend we are having a small get together for the boy’s birthday so I will not be able to quilt this project.  I will see if I can schedule time to rent the long arm for the first weekend of April.
  • Rainbow Garden – do a little bit of work on this on Sunday. And wouldn’t it be great to get this finished and get block 9 started?
  • Knitting projects:
    • Derive socks – March pattern for the Wanderlust Sock Club
      • Finish the foot and toe and finish these socks!
    • Weasley Sweater for Kayla – Mattress stitch the pieces and then work on the neck.  Wouldn’t it be great to get all the ends woven in and have this as a finish this week?
    • Cowl – continue to do a round a day on this project.

Happy Crafting!

~Melanie

Monday’s POA – week 11, 2018

Here were my goals from last week:

  • Mama’s Bukid – Page, 5, row 11 – I’m halfway through row 11 so I want to finish it this week. – DONE!
  • Celtic Solstice – measure the backing and prep the batting. Find a place to quilt this sometime next week. – NOT DONE!
  • UFO list – finalize this and bring it to my guild meeting to turn in. – NOT DONE!
  • Rainbow Garden – do a little bit of work on this on Sunday. – DONE!
  • Knitting projects:
    • Derive socks – March pattern for the Wanderlust Sock Club
      • These came out on 3/1 and I started the cuff (I work my socks cuff down).  I’ve got all the ribbing done and I am starting the pattern of the leg.  Each pattern repeat is about 12 rounds.  I usually do not make my socks very long in the leg area but I would like to see how these feel longer than I normally make them.  I think if I made them the length I usually make them it will be about 2 pattern repeats (about 24 rounds) so I’ll try to get in 3 pattern repeats this week.  If I like how the pattern is knitting up, and I have the time, I may even do a 4th pattern repeat before I start the heel. – DONE! I actually did 4 repeats and I’m ready to start the heel. 
    • Weasley Sweater for Kayla – I need Kayla to try this on again and determine if I should do the ribbing of the cuff now on the sleeves or continue in stockinette a bit longer. – DONE! I am actually on the cuff now and I am planning on doing about 3-4 inches of cuff.  I hope to get the cuffs done this week. 
    • Cowl – continue to do a round a day on this project. – ummm… Okay so that short answer is NOT DONE! but I did it for most days.  I think there was only one or two days that I didn’t work on this project and that’s really okay.  Even though this is one of my priority projects its Priority #3 and I don’t have to really touch it every day.  I just need to touch it most days and it will get done eventually.  I’m about halfway through right now.  

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

  • Mama’s Bukid – Page, 5, row 12 – get half way through row 12
  • Celtic Solstice – measure the backing and prep the batting. Find a place to quilt this sometime next week. … I really wanted to get this quilted this month but this weekend is the only weekend I can quilt it.  If I am able to measure the backing and prep the batting during the weekdays then I’ll be able to quilt it on Saturday.  The problem is I don’t know if I’ll have time to do it.  I have something going on every night except Friday.  I think the most important thing is to measure the backing and as long as that measures right I should be able to get the batting cut and prepped for Saturday.  So I will try to measure the backing Monday afternoon and if it is good to go I will schedule time on the Long Arm for Saturday.  😀 wish me luck…
  • UFO list – finalize this and bring it to my guild meeting to turn in.
  • Rainbow Garden – do a little bit of work on this on Sunday.
  • Knitting projects:
    • Derive socks – March pattern for the Wanderlust Sock Club
      • do the heels and start the foot
    • Weasley Sweater for Kayla – the cuffs!
    • Cowl – continue to do a round a day on this project.

Happy Crafting!

~Melanie

Monday’s POA – week 10, 2018

 

 

Here were my goals from last week:

  • Mama’s Bukid – Page, 5, row 10 – FINISH ROW 10 – DONE
  • Celtic Solstice – finish piecing the backing! – DONE. Well, I think I’m done. I got it all pieced together and then I trimmed it up to square it up.  I was so tired being on my knees on the floor that I didn’t have the energy to measure and see if it finished at 120×120. I hope it did.  I’ll have to measure it next week.  
  • I also need to get a list of my UFOs jotted down for my guild meeting in a couple of weeks.  We are doing a UFO challenge and I’m not sure what UFOs I have. I know I have a bunch but it’s always helpful to have a list so I can be mindful of what I’m working on. – DONE BUT NOT DONE. I wrote down a list so technically it’s done.  But it’s not a great list and I’m not sure I’ll submit it.  I really should because what makes it a great list?  I don’t know. But it wasn’t inspiring.  What would make a UFO list inspiring?  I don’t know but these are the thoughts going on in my head.  
  • Rainbow Garden – do a little bit of work on this on Sunday. – DONE. 
  • Knitting projects:
    • Warm and Snug socks – February pattern for the Cosy Sock Club
      • I have one more stripe for the foot and then I plan to finish the toes and this project will be a done. And since I used 2 balls of knit picks felici, that’s 2 balls I can mark on my “used” yarn for this week. – DONE. 
    • Weasley Sweater for Kayla – continue to work on the sleeves.  I am at the point where I need to have Kayla try this on.  That will tell me how much longer I need to go. – DONE. I got the sleeves to the point in the pattern where it says I’m done and I need to start the cuffs.  I had Kayla try it on a few rows ago and it was fitting well.  At the time she asked me to make the sleeves so that it came a few inches (about 3) past her wrists so I’m not sure if I’ll put a few more rows in stockinette and then start the cuff or start the cuff now and have a few extra inches of cuff.  We’ll see.  
    • Cowl – continue to do a round a day on this project. – DONE. I didn’t do every day but I did most days and that’s good!

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

  • Mama’s Bukid – Page, 5, row 11 – I’m halfway through row 11 so I want to finish it this week.
  • Celtic Solstice – measure the backing and prep the batting. Find a place to quilt this sometime next week.
  • UFO list – finalize this and bring it to my guild meeting to turn in.
  • Rainbow Garden – do a little bit of work on this on Sunday.
  • Knitting projects:
    • Derive socks – March pattern for the Wanderlust Sock Club
      • These came out on 3/1 and I started the cuff (I work my socks cuff down).  I’ve got all the ribbing done and I am starting the pattern of the leg.  Each pattern repeat is about 12 rounds.  I usually do not make my socks very long in the leg area but I would like to see how these feel longer than I normally make them.  I think if I made them the length I usually make them it will be about 2 pattern repeats (about 24 rounds) so I’ll try to get in 3 pattern repeats this week.  If I like how the pattern is knitting up, and I have the time, I may even do a 4th pattern repeat before I start the heel.
    • Weasley Sweater for Kayla – I need Kayla to try this on again and determine if I should do the ribbing of the cuff now on the sleeves or continue in stockinette a bit longer.
    • Cowl – continue to do a round a day on this project.

Happy Crafting!

~Melanie

Monday’s POA – week 9, 2018

 

 

Lake Tahoe
02/17/2018

Here were my goals from last week:

  • Mama’s Bukid – Page, 5, row 10 – get halfway through row 10. ==> DONE!
  • Celtic Solstice – finish piecing the backing – Again, I’m not going to be able to do this this week.  This weekend is QuiltCon so I will not be able to get to this project over the weekend. ==> I hope to get to this this coming weekend. I have some errands to run and some major tasks (my corporate taxes is one of them) but I hope I will be able to get this done this coming weekend.
  • Rainbow Garden – Since I’ll be at QuiltCon this weekend this is another project I will not be able to work on.  Oh well.  I’m really excited about hanging out at QuiltCon and hopefully meet some fellow Twilters! ==> I spent some time at QuiltCon but with our trip last weekend I was not feeling the itch to be at QuiltCon. I have to remember this next time around not to plan too many things one weekend after another.
  • Knitting projects:
    • Warm and Snug socks – February pattern for the Cosy Sock Club
      • Work on the foot this week. I finished the heels this weekend and now I’m working on the foot.  I hope to get a lot of the foot done this week so I can finish these socks by next week.  I think I’m right on schedule.  I’m sure faster knitters are laughing at me right now but it’s all stockinette knitting and it is so BORING. I can’t sit and do round after round of stockinette knitting.  Instead I try to do about 5 rounds per day so by the end of this week I should be at the 35 round mark.  I need about 48 rounds for my foot so if I follow the plan I should be on track for finishing next week. 🙂
        • ==> DONE!
    • Weasley Sweater for Kayla – continue to work on the sleeves ==> DONE!
    • Cowl – continue to do a round a day on this project. ==> DONE!

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

  • Mama’s Bukid – Page, 5, row 10 – FINISH ROW 10
  • Celtic Solstice – finish piecing the backing!
  • I also need to get a list of my UFOs jotted down for my guild meeting in a couple of weeks.  We are doing a UFO challenge and I’m not sure what UFOs I have. I know I have a bunch but it’s always helpful to have a list so I can be mindful of what I’m working on.
  • Rainbow Garden – do a little bit of work on this on Sunday.
  • Knitting projects:
    • Warm and Snug socks – February pattern for the Cosy Sock Club
      • I have one more stripe for the foot and then I plan to finish the toes and this project will be a done. And since I used 2 balls of knit picks felici, that’s 2 balls I can mark on my “used” yarn for this week.
    • Weasley Sweater for Kayla – continue to work on the sleeves.  I am at the point where I need to have Kayla try this on.  That will tell me how much longer I need to go.
    • Cowl – continue to do a round a day on this project.

Happy Crafting!

~Melanie

Monday’s POA – week 8, 2018

 

We’ll be heading home today.  My family loves a good road trip so hopefully the roads are clear.

Here were my goals from last week:

  • Mama’s Bukid – Page, 5, finish row 9 – I actually almost have half of row 9 done.  So I would really like to get through all of row 9 this week!
    • UPDATE – DONE!
  • Celtic Solstice – finish piecing the backing – I’m not going to be able to do this this week.  We will be out of town this weekend celebrating the long weekend so I will not be able to do the massive piecing this requires.
  • Rainbow Garden – work a bit on it on Sunday
    • UPDATE – DONE!
  • Knitting projects:
    • Warm and Snug socks – February pattern for the Cosy Sock Club
      • finish the leg so I can do the heels this coming weekend.
      • UPDATE – DONE!  This was a bit of a cheat as I just decided that I would work on the leg last week and wherever I was Friday I would start the heels.  And so I did.
    • Weasley Sweater for Kayla – continue to work on the sleeves
      • UPDATE – DONE!  I’m not done with the sleeves but I’m still working on it.  I didn’t take this project with me to Tahoe so I didn’t work on it this weekend but I’ll continue to work on it this week.
    • Cowl – since I finished the Martine hat, I moved my Cowl to one of the top 3 primary projects I work on each week.
      • UPDATE – DONE!  I have been working a bit on this project every day when I can.  This is the third item on my daily knitting projects so I do not always get to it every day.  But I do on most days so I am seeing a lot of progress on this one.

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

  • Mama’s Bukid – Page, 5, row 10 – get halfway through row 10.
  • Celtic Solstice – finish piecing the backing – Again, I’m not going to be able to do this this week.  This weekend is QuiltCon so I will not be able to get to this project over the weekend.
  • Rainbow Garden – Since I’ll be at QuiltCon this weekend this is another project I will not be able to work on.  Oh well.  I’m really excited about hanging out at QuiltCon and hopefully meet some fellow Twilters!
  • Knitting projects:
    • Warm and Snug socks – February pattern for the Cosy Sock Club
      • Work on the foot this week. I finished the heels this weekend and now I’m working on the foot.  I hope to get a lot of the foot done this week so I can finish these socks by next week.  I think I’m right on schedule.  I’m sure faster knitters are laughing at me right now but it’s all stockinette knitting and it is so BORING. I can’t sit and do round after round of stockinette knitting.  Instead I try to do about 5 rounds per day so by the end of this week I should be at the 35 round mark.  I need about 48 rounds for my foot so if I follow the plan I should be on track for finishing next week. 🙂
    • Weasley Sweater for Kayla – continue to work on the sleeves
    • Cowl – continue to do a round a day on this project.

Happy Crafting!

~Melanie

Monday’s Plan of Action for week 7, 2018

 

Here were my goals from last week:

  • Mama’s Bukid – Page, 5, finish the second half of row 8 – DONE!
  • Untitled quilt – finish binding the other side – DONE!
  • Celtic Solstice – finish piecing the backing – MOSTLY DONE. I STILL HAVE TO PUT TOGETHER 20″ X 120″ TO FINISH THE BACK.
  • Rainbow Garden – work a bit on it on Sunday – DONE!
  • Knitting projects:
    • Warm and Snug socks – February pattern for the Cosy Sock Club
      • finish the cuff and knit a lot of the leg. – DONE!
    • Weasley Sweater for Kayla – continue to work on the sleeves – YUP… DID SOME WORK ON THESE!
    • Martine Hat – Finish the last 4 rounds of the hat and start the next part. – DONE!  THIS PROJECT IS FINISHED! WOOT!  WOOT!  I’LL FEATURE THIS PROJECT IN AN UPCOMING POST THIS WEEK.

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

  • Mama’s Bukid – Page, 5, finish row 9 – I actually almost have half of row 9 done.  So I would really like to get through all of row 9 this week!
  • Celtic Solstice – finish piecing the backing – I’m not going to be able to do this this week.  We will be out of town this weekend celebrating the long weekend so I will not be able to do the massive piecing this requires.
  • Rainbow Garden – work a bit on it on Sunday
  • Knitting projects:
    • Warm and Snug socks – February pattern for the Cosy Sock Club
      • finish the leg so I can do the heels this coming weekend.
    • Weasley Sweater for Kayla – continue to work on the sleeves
    • Cowl – since I finished the Martine hat, I moved my Cowl to one of the top 3 primary projects I work on each week.

Happy Crafting!

~Melanie

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

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