Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Keeping Track in 2012

 Well, the holidays are really over now. I am looking forward to all the things I will make this year. I tried to count all the things I crocheted over the last year and here is what I can remember:
 4 blankets, started and completed.
20 bags and totes.
15 hats.
10 scarves.
5 pairs of slippers.
1 doll with clothes.
6 sweaters.
10 ornaments.
3 pillows.
1 dress.
1 cape.
1 skirt.
1 snake.
2 Teddy bears.
1 hook case.
3 Russian dolls.
1 apple, for Autumn's teacher.
3 dolly blankets.
 I know I am forgetting a few things, but I didn't take photos and I didn't blog then or even belong to Ravelry yet. So, this year I am going to keep track of what and how many things I make.
  I still need to finish my Grandala blanket. I am sewing squares together everyday and aim to be done this month.
I also need to finish the multi-stitch blanket.
These are both part of my One-a-day project on Ravelry. I don't have anything else to carry over from 2011, and I am very proud of that. No more WIP's from 2011. Since the blankets are part of a group thing I am doing, I feel like I have conquered my problem of starting too many projects at once and not finishing them.
 Here is my new and current WIP. I have been wanting to make one of these for a long time now and I see them all over the internet. I kept waiting and couldn't decide on colors and all of that. I started this on New Year's Day and all I have left to make are the handles and a lining.
It is my own pattern and really like the color combo.
I am also in another group called EVERYTHING CAL on Ravelry. We just started a new project yesterday. Our moderator gives us one part of the pattern to do everyday. This was Day 1...
We don't know what we are making until the end. This time I am 99% sure I know what it is, however, on the last one I was sure we were making a gingerbread man and we were making a teddy bear. It is a lot of fun and keeps you guessing.
 So that is what I have been up to since the January started.
 We also had our family Christmas party last Saturday and this is who got the Happy Ripple...
My sister-in-law Susie. It is still my favorite thing that I have ever made. I hope you enjoy it sis. You deserve it. I will post again soon with the finished bag. Talk to you all soon.


  1. Wow, you are very prolific and fast.... and your things have beautiful colors! Bravo!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. Wow, I am in awe of your lack of WIPs. I would love to be like that! I am not allowed to buy more yarn for the foreseeable future unless it is a gift for my sister so I am seeing this year as an opportunity to stash bust.

    I can't wait to see what you produce this year, your S in L looks so thrilled!

  3. I love looking at the pics you post. All the colors remind me of the colors you liked when we were young. The cloche is really pretty. You have made so many pretty, creative things. Sometimes, I envision you guzzling triple espresso shots and then crocheting at 85mph LOL

  4. Hi Helena, My phone is totally dead. I am getting a new one asap. I will call I promise. Miss you.

  5. Wow, what a fantastic list of finished projects! You are a crochet machine!
    I love the idea of the everything CAL, might have to try and join in. Not sure I'd be any good at crocheting with no idea of what is should look like, such a different idea though.

  6. Hi Kashi, I hope you and your family had a good Christmas and New Year. Wow, you have had a productive year and I love the ripple blanket you made, gorgeous colours.
    I look forward to seeing this years projects over the coming months.xxx

  7. Hi Kashi and Happy New Year! You caught me out, reading about the Liebster blog award before I had a chance to post to you - internet has had lots of trouble today thanks to the weather!!
    It's great to read about all of our projects - what will 2012 bring?
    Judy xx

  8. I have been offline for a few days. Wow you have been busy. Thanks for posting the picture of the CAL. I am late starting and looking at the pattern now thinking of starting with cotton instead of wool. What ply did you use? I was thinking 8 ply but with a 6mm hook might be too loose?

  9. Hi Karisma, I am using worsted wt. cotton for the Cal and a J hook. I am going over to see if today has been posted. Talk to you soon. Kashi.

  10. thanks Kashi, I ended up using wool then started again in a thicker cotton. I think I like the cotton better. :-)