Year of Projects: Week 47

I’m going to need to start thinking about my YOP 21/22 graphic.

WOW. I’m 47/52 weeks into my first YOP. I was looking at my YOP list this morning- I don’t think I’m going to cross 15 additional items off my list in the next 5 weeks (I wanted to cross 20 items off my almost 40 item list). I know the goals are arbitrary. I know that no one is going to hold me to these line items. But I love crossing out items on a list. Next year’s list will be a lot like this year’s list. WIPS, Stash, Sewing, Design Work, Design RELEASES, Spinning. NO: I never learn. Some of my design ideas will just go into the idea pipeline for the future (when inspiration strikes me with a more complete vision).

For the last week (and 2 days) my surprise closet re-do project has been my primary focus. I’ve dusted, vacuumed, organized, cleaned. I’m within 99% of getting the closet back in order, and about 80% done with all the new bedroom projects I’ve given myself. A bunch of the stuff I ordered got shipped super fast! I hope next week I’ll want to show off. It’s been a LOT of work! I still need to wash the outside of the bedroom windows they are surprisingly filthy. My new rugs might be my favorite acquisition.

Until We Win: Fight.

I’m finishing up row 40 of section 5 (of 40 rows). Section 6 will be another garter stripe section before the final lace border. Which I still haven’t decided on. Mostly because I want to see how much yarn I have left before I commit to a lace idea- then run out of yarn! I’m GUESSING it will be a shorter lace border as opposed to a super long one. I do think it will be the least repetitive lace section as well. The first two laces are pretty easy, the third will be a bit more complex (I think). I’m excited to get it off the needles and blocked! The yarn is a superwash, so I know its going to open up and grow like crazy. I’m looking forward to a big shawl.

Here it was last week at 4 rows of door stones, I’m now at 6.

This week I also need to order some Encore Chunky in Cream to finish out my Hobbit Door/Bag End throw. I have zero balls, and am going to order 3… although now that I think about it, I should get 4 to be on the safe side. I’m still going over in my mind HOW to square the circle AND make the bottom of the door (which is fewer rows than the side/arch all meet up nicely. Spoiler: DC, HDC, SC, Slip Stitches. I guess this is what I get for being “EXTRA”. Then comes the finishing with some flowers along the base on either side of the door- like Bilbo’s garden. I had not considered turning this into a pattern, it was just a fun commission/challenge from a friend… But the more I work it, the more I love it, and the more I think it will be released into the wild. *Sigh*


10 responses to “Year of Projects: Week 47”

    • I’ll be sure to get some pictures this week! I really love being in my bedroom now.
      This week I should be able to lay out the hobbit blanket and get some better pictures!


    • Thanks! My spouse LOVES to get rid of things. I try not to be too precious about things that have no emotional attachment (like cords to equipment we don’t own anymore), but its easy to just plop it in a box and forget about it.

      The yellowy-green sections look practically fluorescent in low light!

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  1. Haha, I keep looking at my filthy windows and thinking I should get around to them, but I’m getting new ones soon and it seems such a waste. I’m such a domestic sloth. I love your Until We Win shawl, I can’t wait to see it finished.

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    • When I’m inspired to clean, I do a great job. I wish inspiration to clean hit more often. Interesting idea that I’ve put into practice: I brought a magic eraser into my shower for those moments that I see something “gross” and immediately can clean it up (without spraying chemicals while I’m naked) or forgetting to do it “later”.

      I hope I can find some time to buckle down on the last couple sections of the shawl this week!


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