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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

Monday makings and to do’s, 9/25!

 

I’ve been knitting a lot and I’m not very good at take pictures.  It always just looks like a mess to me and so I don’t.

Last’s week’s tasks and accomplishments:

  • quilting
    • Secret Project #1 – Hand stitch the label and wash the quilt. – DONE
    • A Rainbow Garden – Work on this for Slow Stitch Sunday – DONE
  • Knitting
    • Kimono sweater – I want this sweater done so I can start working on my Weasley Sweater for Kayla.  But I do not know if I can do more than 1-2 rows per day on the collar.  I think for this week, my goal is to do 1-2 rows per day and to measure how long it takes to do 1 row.  Then next week I’ll be able to figure out how long it will take me to finish 4-7 inches and if that works with my internal goal.  I want the Weasley Sweater done for Christmas so that determines my timeline for the Kimono sweater. — DONE, THERE WAS ONLY 1 DAY I DIDN’T WORK ON THIS SWEATER LAST WEEK AND THAT WAS A VERY BUSY DAY.
    • Starting Point Shawl – knit 2 rows per day – DONE!  I’M ALMOST DONE WITH CLUE 2 FOR BOTH PIECES.
    • Q Train Socks – These socks are for Kayla and she likes a slightly longer foot than me.  Her feet are a smidge bigger.  So I normally knit about 44 rounds on the foot for me and I decided to work towards 48 rounds.  At which point, I’ll have her try it on to see if she likes it or not.  I’ve worked it out that I want to do 4 sets of a 2 round patter (8 rounds) per day.  It’s going to be difficult because I timed it over the weekend and it takes me about an hour to do all of that.  I’m planning to do a set in the morning, a set during my morning break, a set during my afternoon break, and a set in the evening.  I hope to get the foot done this week and then get the toes done next week. – DONE!  SHE’S TRIED THEM ON AND I’M READY TO WORK ON THE TOES
  • Cross Stitch
    • Mama’s Bukid – finish 2 colorways this week in Row 13.  Since I finished Row 12 last week, any additional work is now gravy for this month.  I worked it out and there are 8 colorways in Row 13.  I’m actually enjoying cross stitching right now and I work on it about 2-3 times per week.  I hope to keep at it as I have Row 13, Row 14 and then just a bit into Row 15 left to finish the first page. – DONE – I’VE GOT 2 COLORWAYS LEFT ON ROW 13!

My List for next week:

  • quilting
    • Secret Project #2 – The top is done, I need to piece the back this week.
    • A Rainbow Garden – Work on this for Slow Stitch Sunday
  • 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.
    • 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.
    • Q Train Socks – Finish the toes! Then I need to take a picture, post it here and on ravelry!
  • Cross Stitch
    • Mama’s Bukid – finish Row 13!

Mama’s Bukid
9/20/2017

~Happy Crafting!

~Melanie

Monday makings and to do’s, 9/18!

I was supposed to take another class on Saturday and to be honest, I’m tired of classes.  I enjoy taking classes but I think 3 back to back was just too much.  I’ll have to keep that in mind next time. But the class this past Saturday was cancelled so I was able to take an unplanned break.  I played with my embroidery machine and made a couple of labels for some secret projects I’m working on.

And on to my crafty plans this week…

Last’s week’s tasks and accomplishments:

  1. quilting
    • Secret Project #1 – Label and wash this – HALF DONE… THE LABEL IS READY. I NEED TO HAND STITCH IT ON TO THE BACK OF THE QUILT.
    • Embroidery machine – play with the machine while it is out. – DONE
    • A Rainbow Garden – Work on this for Slow Stitch Sunday – NOT DONE
    • Raining Cats and Dogs – Hand quilt this. My goal for the month is to do all of the cream quilting for the third row. – NOT DONE
    • Civil War Diary Quilt – do one block – NOT DONE
  2. Knitting
    • Kimono sweater – Finish garter of the left sleeve – DONE. I actually seamed the sleeve and side of the sweater. I’m not actually sure if “seamed” is the right word but they are attached and I’m not working on the garter stitches of the collar.  I need 4-7″ of this and I’m not sure how long this will take.  I’ve got almost 200 stitches on the needles at this point and it takes forever to just do one row!
    • Starting Point Shawl – knit 2 rows per day – DONE
    • Q Train Socks – finish the leg and start the heel – DONE
  3. Cross Stitch
    • Mama’s Bukid – finish 2 colorways this week in Row 12. – DONE. I ACTUALLY FINISHED THE WHOLE ROW!
  4. Bag Making
    • Maxwell Bag – finish covering the second handles – NOT DONE
  5. LAFS
    • Pajama Pants – NOT DONE

My List for next week:

I’ve shortened my list this week as I’m focusing my bit of crafty time on my secret projects, my 3 knitting projects listed below and my cross stitch.

  • quilting
    • Secret Project #1 – Hand stitch the label and wash the quilt.
    • A Rainbow Garden – Work on this for Slow Stitch Sunday
  • Knitting
    • Kimono sweater – I want this sweater done so I can start working on my Weasley Sweater for Kayla.  But I do not know if I can do more than 1-2 rows per day on the collar.  I think for this week, my goal is to do 1-2 rows per day and to measure how long it takes to do 1 row.  Then next week I’ll be able to figure out how long it will take me to finish 4-7 inches and if that works with my internal goal.  I want the Weasley Sweater done for Christmas so that determines my timeline for the Kimono sweater.
    • Starting Point Shawl – knit 2 rows per day
    • Q Train Socks – These socks are for Kayla and she likes a slightly longer foot than me.  Her feet are a smidge bigger.  So I normally knit about 44 rounds on the foot for me and I decided to work towards 48 rounds.  At which point, I’ll have her try it on to see if she likes it or not.  I’ve worked it out that I want to do 4 sets of a 2 round patter (8 rounds) per day.  It’s going to be difficult because I timed it over the weekend and it takes me about an hour to do all of that.  I’m planning to do a set in the morning, a set during my morning break, a set during my afternoon break, and a set in the evening.  I hope to get the foot done this week and then get the toes done next week.
  • Cross Stitch
    • Mama’s Bukid – finish 2 colorways this week in Row 13.  Since I finished Row 12 last week, any additional work is now gravy for this month.  I worked it out and there are 8 colorways in Row 13.  I’m actually enjoying cross stitching right now and I work on it about 2-3 times per week.  I hope to keep at it as I have Row 13, Row 14 and then just a bit into Row 15 left to finish the first page.

Mama’s Bukid
9/12/2017

~Happy Crafting!

~Melanie

Monday makings and to do’s, 9/11!

This weekend was full of classes.

I took another bag class on Saturday and made this Ditty Bag!

Ditty Bag
9/9/2017

And on to my crafty plans this week…

Last’s week’s tasks and accomplishments:

  1. quilting
    • Secret Project #1 – bind 2nd of 4 sides – DONE… I ACTUALLY FINISHED BINDING THIS.  I FOUND THAT I COULDN’T DO ANYTHING ELSE WITH MY MACHINE UNTIL THIS WAS FINISHED BECAUSE OF THE THREAD AND THE STITCH I’M USING.  So I wanted to get this done quickly.
    • A Rainbow Garden – Work on this for Slow Stitch Sunday – DONE
    • Raining Cats and Dogs – Hand quilt this. My goal for the month is to do all of the cream quilting for the third row. – I DID A BIT OF WORK ON THIS AT MY MINI GROUP MEETING BUT not really a whole lot.  Better luck next week.  With Football and Basketball starting soon, I’m sure I’ll be working on this more.
    • Civil War Diary Quilt – do one block – NOT DONE
  2. Knitting
    • Kimono sweater – Finish the stockinette part of the left sleeve – DONE
    • Starting Point Shawl – knit 2 rows per day – DONE
    • Q Train Socks – finish the ribbing and get started on the leg – DONE
  3. Cross Stitch
    • Mama’s Bukid – finish 2 colorways this week in Row 12 – DONE
  4. Bag Making
    • Maxwell Bag – cover the handles – I HAVE ONE HANDLE FINISHED AND I’M WORKING ON THE SECOND ONE.
  5. LAFS
    • Pajama Pants – NOT DONE

My List for next week:

  1. quilting
    • Secret Project #1 – Label and wash this
    • Embroidery machine – play with the machine while it is out.
    • A Rainbow Garden – Work on this for Slow Stitch Sunday
    • Raining Cats and Dogs – Hand quilt this. My goal for the month is to do all of the cream quilting for the third row.
    • Civil War Diary Quilt – do one block
  2. Knitting
    • Kimono sweater – Finish garter of the left sleeve
    • Starting Point Shawl – knit 2 rows per day
    • Q Train Socks – finish the leg and start the heel
  3. Cross Stitch
    • Mama’s Bukid – finish 2 colorways this week in Row 12.
  4. Bag Making
    • Maxwell Bag – finish covering the second handles
  5. LAFS
    • Pajama Pants

 

~Happy Crafting!

~Melanie