Experienced knitters don't make fewer mistakes than new knitters. They make bigger ones faster.

- Yarn Harlot -

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Quarter 3 Recap

Quarter 3 wasn't exactly a rousing success. At least in Quarter 2 I finished my colorwork hat in a last ditch effort to meet the deadline.

Ok, maybe not a success, but done (never to be worn).

For Q3 my goals were to keep up with the sock count (2 this quarter since I was ahead of schedule last quarter), make more baby hats, and work 1 project from each book I bought that I hadn't used yet.

The baby hat goal worked out great. The goal is 52 for the year (1 per week).

The projects from books were also a success. I only had a few books left anyway, so I picked small projects. The only book I did not make a project from was Superstar Knits because 1) those projects are much more complicated and 2) i plan on making a tunic from that book later on anyway.

The socks came up a little short. Because I was ahead of schedule, I totally slacked this time. Maybe I'm a little socked out. One of Hermoine's Everyday Socks and one Vanilla sock were finished. That's right, they're not even a matching pair.

But now that's done, it's time to focus on new goals for the last quarter!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Quater 4 Goals

This is the last quarter to try and complete all my goals! First of all, I'm going to complete 12 socks by the end of the year. 4 pairs in 3 months seems a little daunting, but I think I can do it. Next is to make a pullover. I've chosen the Owls sweater that may become a mini KAL in my knitting group. I have yarn that I think will work, but I'll need to swatch to make sure it's structured enough for the owls to show up. The baby hats will also be done, but that goal can be finished in a few days if I really try. My final goal is to finish all of my short-term WIPs. They are:
1. Dr. Who Anniversary Scarf - so called because I started it about a year ago
4. Vanilla Socks

The 3 socks (2 pairs total) will also help me work towards my sock goal. But I also have Christmas gifts to consider. The plan is significantly different from last year, so hopefully I can do this and accomplish all my goals. And yes, I am that crazy person in the Christmas aisle at Joann's in October.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Hats Galore

I have been on a hat making kick for a few weeks now. I have so many single balls of random acrylic that I need to use up. I love hats in the fall and winter, and I'm getting a little obsessed with the slouchier variety. Here are a bunch I've finished recently:

Combo Summer Hat

Brattleboro Hat from New England Knits

"Catherine" Inspired Beanie - my design

Easy Slouch Beret

Handspun Beanie

In Bloom Beanie

In Bloom Beret


Ski Beanie from Son of a Stitch n Bitch
  Urban Jungle

Hat of Unknown Origin

Soooo, does anyone want a hat?