A Year of Projects

Slowly getting back to normal here. I’ve been getting more knit/crochet time in as I’m not napping as much. It feels good to be finishing up some projects.

On Saturday we took a ride out to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville. It was our first visit, we bought annual passes as our family Christmas gift this year. We went out to see the Da Vinci exhibit. It was amazing! I’ll be posting some pictures from that separately and will link it once the post is up.

We’ve started some garden planning. Totally redoing the garden this year as what we’ve had wasn’t working for us. Right now we’re finalizing our plans and ordering seeds. I have planted a few milk jugs for winter sowing.

Nonsock Projects

The weekender sweater looks about the same. I’ve gotten up to the shoulder shaping on the back, so it’s become my focus for my early morning quiet knitting time. That’s the only time I can focus on wrap and turns.

Loving the Candy Mountain Cowl! Super excited to see that Julie of Twin Stitches Designs is releasing Candy Mountain mittens at the end of the month. I will use my advent to make a pair of the mittens when I’m done with the cowl.

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Autumn Stripe Socks and Temperature Socks have been completed. Both just needed afterthought heels to finish them off.

The Christmas socks are coming along nicely. My daughter has a few classes at the library this week so I’m hoping to finish them while I wait for her classes to finish.

New Projects

I have started a Granny Stripe Afghan with my advent yarn. After I use the color in the Candy Mountain Cowl I add it to the afghan. This will be a long term project. It will be using my advent and scrap yarn going forward.

Finally put together the skein winder I got for Christmas. Caked up the yarn for my Flat Iron Shawl. I’ll be participating in a CAL that starts tomorrow.

Using all new to me, locally dyed yarn for this project. Purchased this yarn at the Southern Comfort Fiber Show a few months ago with the intention of making this shawl. When a saw the CAL I figured it’s the perfect time to make it!

Yarns caked up for Flat Iron Shawl

Thats all I’ve got this week. Off to go get some knitting in.

Happy Crafting!

A Year of Projects Post: Week ???

New year, new plan. Guess I should start with figuring out what week I’m on. Missed most of December, and was posting sporadically in November. But I’m back, with a plan for January.

The closet deep dive has not happened yet. The ick is still here. Once I can make it through the day without a nap, I’ll get into the closet to pull all the UFOs/WIPs.

For now, I’ve settled on a January plan. First up: The Weekender. While I did not enter a project start date on Ravelry, the project was created on December 12, 2021. So, it was started some time around there. Definitely time to get it off the needles! Shoulder shaping for the back has been finished, I’m currently working on the front. My hope is too get this off the needles by the end of the month.

Next up, a new project: Candy Mountain Cowl. I decided to make the Candy Mountain Cowl with my Southern Skeins Advent Calendar. Took me a while to decide on a project, I started this around the 15th of December. I’m enjoying how the pattern is working up with the advent calendar. This project will be ongoing, no end date set.

And the socks. Because there are always socks on the needles, lol. I have pulled four pairs to finish. Two pairs just need heels, one is a sock tube my friend sent me that just needs heels, toes, and cuffs, the last is the pair I though I’d make in December. Once these are done I believe I have two more pairs started in the closet and I will pull them out. After that I can move onto new patterns.


I received a skein winder for Christmas. Unfortunately, I have not been able to use it yet. Im hoping to be able to sit down soon and wind some yarn.

Advent Calendar. I ordered an advent calendar from Southern Skeins this year. The theme was Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. I really enjoyed it. I absolutely love the advent wall hanging it came in. I loved seeing all the wrapped packages hanging on the wall. Babygirl and I had fun guessing what we thought the colors would be based on the name.

As part of the Advent Calendar there were a few BINGO nights. So much fun! I won a prize during one of them.

That’s all I’ve got this week. Hope everyone had a Happy and Healthy New Year!

Happy Crafting!

2022 Knit/Crochet Wrap Up

Still not feeling great, but really want to get a wrap up posted. The easiest way to do that is to post the screen shot of finished projects from Rav.

While I am happy with the projects that I completed in 2022, I’m disappointed in the number of UFOs/WIPs I have. I’ve started a number of projects that got abandoned during the year. My focus this year will be to get them completed. I need to get better about finishing a project before getting distracted by something new. Going forward I’m going to be limiting the number of projects I work on. Hopefully this way I’ll get more done.

Another year of socks!

This week I’ll be double checking that I’ve pulled all the WIPs from my closet and will come up with a plan to get them finished. It’s crazy how close some are to finishing.

Hope you’re all having a great crafting week!

Happy New Year!

Just a quick post to say Happy New Year! Not really sure what happened to December, with holiday prep and school it’s all been a blur.

I was able to complete my advent socks in December. So much fun! And a much needed few minutes of calm each day.

2022 Cozy Knitter Sock Advent

I have started a post of finished objects in 2022, but unfortunately we’re all a bit under the weather right now. It’s been over four years since any of us have been really sick, so this has been interesting. Lots of sleep, soup, and TV happening right now. Hopefully it’ll only be a few more days.

Looking forward to catching up on what everyone is working on this week. Hopefully next week I’ll be able to do a true YOP update.

Happy crafting!