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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

Monday makings and to do’s, 10/9!

Last’s week’s tasks and accomplishments:

    • Secret Project #1 – take a picture – NOT DONE
    • Secret Project #2 – piece the back – NOT DONE
    • A Rainbow Garden – take to my mini group meeting and work on block 8 – NOT DONE BECAUSE I DIDN’T MAKE IT TO THE MINI GROUP
    • Kimono – weave in the ends and bind off – THIS IS BOUND AND I STARTED WEAVING THE ENDS.
    • Starting point Shawl – continue to knit 4 rows per day. – DONE. I’M WORKING ON CLUE 3 ON THE SECOND HALF OF THE SHAWL.
    • Harry Potter – knit 2 rows per day – DONE
    • Mama’s Bukid – finish Row 14 (and page 1)! – NOT DONE BUT I’M PRETTY CLOSE. I ONLY HAVE ABOUT 2 ROWS LEFT FOR 1 COLORWAY.
    • Socks from my Secret Mandala sock blank – finish the heel, turn the heel, pick up the stitches on this and the St. Patty’s socks and start the foot. – DONE.

My List for next week:

  • Secret Project #1 – take a picture – STILL NEED TO DO THIS
  • Secret Project #2 – piece the back – NEED TO DO THIS TOO
  • A Rainbow Garden – block 8
  • Kimono – weave in the ends
  • Starting point Shawl – knit 3 rows per day
  • Harry Potter – knit 2 rows per day
  • Mama’s Bukid – finish Row 14 (and page 1) and start on the first row of page 5
  • 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.

~Happy Crafting!

~Melanie

Monday makings and to do’s, 10/2!

Last’s week’s tasks and accomplishments:

  • quilting
    • Secret Project #2 – The top is done, I need to piece the back this week. – NOT DONE
    • A Rainbow Garden – Work on this for Slow Stitch Sunday – NOT DONE
  • Knitting
    • Kimono sweater – I have about 2 inches knitted for the collar.  The pattern says it should be about 7 inches.  The lady at my LYS (Local Yarn Shop) said at a minimum it should be 4 inches.  It seems that people generally get tired of this project and settle for somewhere between 4-7 inches.  I’ve figured out that it takes about 3 days to do 1 inch if I knit 2 rows every day.  So I should be at 2 inches every week going at the pace I was at last week.  If I’m okay with a 4″ collar I might be done this week.  If I want it longer, it can be another 3 weeks before I’m done.  I’ve already started on Kayla’s Weasley sweater but I haven’t gotten that much progress on it.  I may add it to my daily set of craftiness in order to get some it going but it will have to be the last thing on my daily crafty to do list so I can be sure to get everything done. – KIMONO IS DONE
    • Starting Point Shawl – continue to knit 2 rows per day.  I think I’ve only got a day or two and clue 2 will be done.  I will be starting clue 3 this week and I need to create a project plan so that I can work towards having clue 3 finished by 10/31 for both halves. – CLUE 2 IS DONE AND I GOT STARTED ON CLUE 3
    • Q Train Socks – Finish the toes! Then I need to take a picture, post it here and on ravelry! – DONE
  • Cross Stitch
    • Mama’s Bukid – finish Row 13! – DONE

My List for next week:

  • Secret Project #1 – take a picture
  • Secret Project #2 – piece the back
  • A Rainbow Garden – take to my mini group meeting and work on block 8
  • Kimono – weave in the ends and bind off
  • Starting point Shawl – continue to knit 4 rows per day.
  • Harry Potter – knit 2 rows per day
  • Mama’s Bukid – finish Row 14 (and page 1)!
  • Socks from my Secret Mandala sock blank – finish the heel, turn the heel, pick up the stitches on this and the St. Patty’s socks and start the foot.

Mama’s Bukid
9/27/2017

~Happy Crafting!

~Melanie