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Re: Projects we want to get to 15 minutes at the time

Postby Musicalcatlover » Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:56 am

BLEH... I stopped by the knitting shop. Yes, a mistake. DUH. Put the marker on the needle itself (circular needles). I had my increases all in different places. I felt DUMB, but as they said, "it's your first sweater, HOW WOULD you know!"
I went for my hand doctor appointment today. . Yes, my hands are better, but not well. We agreed that a cortisone shot in my left (non-dominant) hand might be an idea as I'd thought it would be better by now.
Hubby went and got SIL when she asked him to. They were trying to get her into a nursing home, but she'd have to agree?! SO, she's back here BUT on medicines, and BETTER. You can actually converse with her! :shock: I've just been busy, and just with normal type stuff, but frustrated that there's been no time for me to quilt. :x Going to try to clean up the room in here, and THEN I'm going to do some fun stuff!


Projects:
"N"'s quilt:]Need to cut it out still
Do some needed things around the house!(HA HA, need to clean cupboards AND refrigerator) Cleaned out refrigerator!
Work on Summer weight crochet sweater for ME-
"Easy?" knit sweater with big gauge variegated yarn-ripped out and restarted AGAIN-on row 7 :roll:-got to row 10. Need to start again. I guess I'm learning ... :roll:
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Done in 2017:
Christmas tree mat
Learn how to use my new serger and fix those projects for hubby
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Re: Projects we want to get to 15 minutes at the time

Postby loki » Sun Feb 26, 2017 3:43 pm

MCL I am thinking you need the me time. You do so much for others. Quilting may be easier on the hands until you have all the aches sorted out.

Nannika how is it going?
Gili how are the slippers!

Broke down and ordered wool for a new blanket - oops!
GOALS 2017
- finish 17 knitting projects
- finish 17 sewing projects
- learn to crochet
- not buy any new projects until I am caught up

Week #8 Feb 26-March 4
socks #3
cast on sweater

COMPLETED KNITTED PROJECTS 2017
1. sweater #1 - summer
2. sweater #2 - summer
3. design #47 - #1
4. design #47 - #2
5. socks #1
6. socks #2
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Re: Projects we want to get to 15 minutes at the time

Postby Nannika » Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:37 pm

Loki - I am hoping to get some stitching done this week. You have made great progress. WTG!

(((MCL))) - You are amazing. Your DH and DSIL are blessed to have you to care for them...


This week - 09/2017:
- #05/2017: Christmas card (Lantern) - 15 mins
- #01/2017: Easter table runner - 30 mins - 0/5
- #2016: Nighttime Prayer Quilt - 45 mins - 0/5
- Publish pictures of progress week 8
- Publish picture of 1 item in my stash

Happy Crafting everyone! :D


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Achievements in 2017

- Paper craft #01/17 - birthday card for DM
- Paper craft #02/17 - birthday card for friend
- Cross Stitch #02/17 - Christmas card (Santa Claus)
- Cross Stitch #03/17 - Christmas card (mushroom and bird)
- Cross Stitch #04/17 - Christmas card (snowman)
- Cross Stitch #06/17 - Mother's Day card
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Re: Projects we want to get to 15 minutes at the time

Postby loki » Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:24 pm

I noticed I made a mistake - thanks Nannika for keeping the weeks organized!

This pair of socks are going slowly - I don't know why.

How's the knitting MCL


GOALS 2017
- finish 17 knitting projects
- finish 17 sewing projects
- learn to crochet
- not buy any new projects until I am caught up

Week #9 Feb 26-March 4
- #8/2017 - socks #3
- #7/2017 - cast on sweater - try for sleeve #1

COMPLETED KNITTED PROJECTS 2017
1. sweater #1 - summer
2. sweater #2 - summer
3. design #47 - #1
4. design #47 - #2
5. socks #1
6. socks #2
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Re: Projects we want to get to 15 minutes at the time

Postby Gilli » Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:41 am

Loki, well done on all you're doing! I have finally knitted the first row of slipper number 2. Number 1 is patiently waiting to be sewn up and to meet its partner.

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Re: Projects we want to get to 15 minutes at the time

Postby loki » Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:46 pm

Gilli keep at it they will eventually get finished! Gili check out the KAL as well it is on Rowan Yarn website - at least the list of what you need and sort of a picture of the blocks.

MCL are you back knitting or working on your quilts! Kaffe Facette has a afghan KAL starting the end of March. Love his use of colors just not sure if this one will be bright! I am into bright these days - doesn't match anything I have but that is okay! Found a really simple afghan on revelry that I am going to do. Oops guess I have to wait until I am all caught up. I did order another skein for socks just loved the color!

Nannika how is it going?

I am being very un productive - third the way through the other knee sock - started the sleeve and ripped it out but I do love the way it is going to look.
GOALS 2017
- finish 17 knitting projects
- finish 17 sewing projects
- learn to crochet
- not buy any new projects until I am caught up

Week #10 March 5 - 11 - backing up and only trying to accomplish one thing!
- socks #3

COMPLETED KNITTED PROJECTS 2017
1. sweater #1 - summer
2. sweater #2 - summer
3. design #47 - #1
4. design #47 - #2
5. socks #1
6. socks #2
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Re: Projects we want to get to 15 minutes at the time

Postby loki » Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:28 pm

On to the sweater!
GOALS 2017
- finish 17 knitting projects
- finish 17 sewing projects
- learn to crochet
- not buy any new projects until I am caught up

Week #10 March 5 - 11 - backing up and only trying to accomplish one thing!
- socks #3
sweater - sleeve #1

COMPLETED KNITTED PROJECTS 2017
1. sweater #1 - summer
2. sweater #2 - summer
3. design #47 - #1
4. design #47 - #2
5. socks #1
6. socks #2
7. socks #3
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Re: Projects we want to get to 15 minutes at the time

Postby Nannika » Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:37 am

Loki - Making slow progress, but it looks like I will finish the table runner by Easter. YAY! :D


This week - 10/2017:
- #05/2017: Christmas card (Lantern) - 15 mins
- #01/2017: Easter table runner - 30 mins - 3/5
- #2016: Nighttime Prayer Quilt - 45 mins - 0/5
- Take picture of progress to post on website on Monday

Happy Crafting everyone! :D


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Achievements in 2017

- Paper craft #01/17 - birthday card for DM
- Paper craft #02/17 - birthday card for friend
- Cross Stitch #02/17 - Christmas card (Santa Claus)
- Cross Stitch #03/17 - Christmas card (mushroom and bird)
- Cross Stitch #04/17 - Christmas card (snowman)
- Cross Stitch #06/17 - Mother's Day card
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Re: Projects we want to get to 15 minutes at the time

Postby loki » Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:36 pm

GOALS 2017
- finish 17 knitting projects
- finish 17 sewing projects
- learn to crochet
- not buy any new projects until I am caught up

Week #11 March 12 - 18 - backing up and only trying to accomplish one thing!
sweater - sleeve #2 (sweater #5)
To Finish
1. sweater #5
COMPLETED KNITTED PROJECTS 2017
1. sweater #1 - summer
2. sweater #2 - summer
3. design #47 - #1
4. design #47 - #2
5. socks #1
6. socks #2
7. socks #3
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Re: Projects we want to get to 15 minutes at the time

Postby Gilli » Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:38 pm

Loki, what KAL are you referring to? Thanks for your words of encouragement.

I'd like to knit a neck scarf - can anyone recommend a pattern? Also a tea cosy, but I have a pattern for that. I might even knit a couple.

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Re: Projects we want to get to 15 minutes at the time

Postby loki » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:11 pm

Hi Gilli if you go on the knit rowan site they have a list of the yarn needed for the Kaffe Fassett KAL - but also if you go to fibre wild.com they have a picture of the finished blanket. I did break down and buy the yarn ( wool warehouse ). Now to get my mojo back. I have slacked off this week and done nothing. Check revelry for a scarf pattern there is tons there also check out drops - they have tons of patterns as well. Happy knitting - I still need to do a tea cosy.
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Re: Projects we want to get to 15 minutes at the time

Postby Musicalcatlover » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:06 pm

Hi, All! I DID do one creative thing. My DNiece & her DBF came to do some drywall work and painting. I re-stenciled the bathroom cabinet. Hubby says it looks like Van Gogh. I hope he means because there is a grey bird on one of the panels. :P
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Re: Projects we want to get to 15 minutes at the time

Postby loki » Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:52 pm

MCL I wish I had your talent. I can not paint wish I could. My goal once I get home is to repaint the house (hasn't been painted inside in 15 years at least - my youngest was in grade 3 she is now 27) - but then with all DD's furniture and boxes in there I am not sure how far I will get! How is your sweater going?

Nannika what have you finished now! How do you set up your goals so they are practical. I seem to get these crazy ideas of what I can accomplish then I burn out.

Gilli how is the second slipper doing?

Broke down and ordered the wool for the Kaffe Fassett blanket. Here is hoping I didn't bite off more than I can do but it is a 'block a week' project. Hopefully the wool will be in by the time I get home and I can stay on top of it. Really gave myself a lecture this morning about buying projects to do. I am seriously not buying anything more unless it is to finish a project. Really need to clean out all these projects so I can buy one project and then do i,t not stack it on the shelf. Sorry about the ranting but maybe if I do then I won't buy! Going to go back to posting daily - maybe then I will accomplish something. Fingers crossed.

have a great day!

GOALS 2017
- finish 17 knitting projects - (10 to go)
- finish 17 sewing projects
- learn to crochet
- not buy any new projects until I am caught up
Tuesday March 21
1. finish sleeve #2

Week #12
March 19 - 25
- backing up and only trying to accomplish one thing!
sweater - sleeve #2 (sweater #5)
- body sweater #5
To Finish
1. sweater #5
COMPLETED KNITTED PROJECTS 2017
1. sweater #1 - summer
2. sweater #2 - summer
3. design #47 - #1
4. design #47 - #2
5. socks #1
6. socks #2
7. socks #2
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Re: Projects we want to get to 15 minutes at the time

Postby loki » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:57 pm

sleeve done!
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Re: Projects we want to get to 15 minutes at the time

Postby Smile*Lee » Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:17 pm

( ◠‿◠)

Question for all the sewing ladies. I have a sewing machine that's 38 years old. It's been
used - maybe 20 times. I'm pretty sure I'm never going to use it again. I hand sew simple things,
but take more complicated alterations to a professional tailor to do.

At almost 40 years old, is it worth it to try and find someone who might want it - or just pitch it?

Thanks!
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Re: Projects we want to get to 15 minutes at the time

Postby Musicalcatlover » Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:27 am

Take it to a local shop and ask them, or donate to a charity , are my thoughts.
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Re: Projects we want to get to 15 minutes at the time

Postby Gilli » Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:48 pm

Loki, this will be brief as I am about to go to bed for an early night for a change.

I found a picture of that Kaffe Fassett blanket. I just thought, 'Oh, my! It's a beautiful pattern, but I would never be able to keep up with the KAL, especially if I have to buy a kit.

I have completed about 16 rows of the second slipper - about half way to the first decrease.

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Re: Projects we want to get to 15 minutes at the time

Postby Musicalcatlover » Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:07 am

Hi, All! I'm cautiously cutting out a quilt pattern for my DF's son. My hands/wrists are better. Hurray! I managed it. I was concerned about this step as being the most painful, but I managed it
Loki, I used a stencil, so it's not hard, but it didn't come out as well as I'd have liked. OH Well. I can try later. :lol: I HAVE done lots of painting of houses, but my Niece did the bathroom and did a Wonderful job
"N's" quilt:N"'s quilt:cut it out
Next step:Sew together strips for block A

Projects:
"N"'s quilt
Do some needed things around the house!
Work on Summer weight crochet sweater for ME-
"Easy?" knit sweater with big gauge variegated yarn-need to restart 3rd or so time...
===================================
Done in 2017:
Christmas tree mat
Learn how to use my new serger and fix those projects for hubby
Got SIL in to doctor/out of hospital/back with meds
Tax figures accumulated for accountant
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Re: Projects we want to get to 15 minutes at the time

Postby Nannika » Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:46 pm

Loki - nothing is finished. Haven't done any cross stitching since my last post. I will try to cross stitch for an hour tonight. I really need to make some progress...


This weekend:
Friday - cross stitch for 1 hour
Saturday - cross stitch for 1 hour
Sunday - cross stitch for 1 hour
Monday - publish progress on website


My ongoing projects:
- #05/2017: Christmas card (Lantern)
- #01/2017: Easter table runner
- #2016: Nighttime Prayer Quilt


Happy Crafting everyone! :D


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Achievements in 2017

- Paper craft #01/17 - birthday card for DM
- Paper craft #02/17 - birthday card for friend
- Cross Stitch #02/17 - Christmas card (Santa Claus)
- Cross Stitch #03/17 - Christmas card (mushroom and bird)
- Cross Stitch #04/17 - Christmas card (snowman)
- Cross Stitch #06/17 - Mother's Day card
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Re: Projects we want to get to 15 minutes at the time

Postby Musicalcatlover » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:48 am

Hurray! I restarted my sweater today!
Next step on Quilt :Sew together strips for block A

Projects:
"N"'s quilt
Do some needed things around the house!
Work on Summer weight crochet sweater for ME-
"Easy?" knit sweater-restarted AGAIN!-Work on this! It's knit from top down
===================================
Done in 2017:
Christmas tree mat
Learn how to use my new serger and fix those projects for hubby
Got SIL in to doctor/out of hospital/back with meds
Tax figures accumulated for accountant
Stenciled the bathroom cabinet
Took off the wallpaper on half walls in tiny powder room so DNiece can paint in there sometime ...
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Re: Projects we want to get to 15 minutes at the time

Postby Musicalcatlover » Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:17 am

UGH. Had to get another cortisone shot in my right hand. I DID find some rehab exercises online, tho.
I'm thinking I may not get much in this week on the quilt. I need to take hubby in to the hosptial where the back surgeon has privileges. Unless something else is wrong with him, chances are that he will have back surgery pretty quickly. I'll take my sweater and try to do a few rows to distract me... :roll:
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Re: Projects we want to get to 15 minutes at the time

Postby loki » Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:04 am

MCL what sweater are you working on! I have done a lot of knitting in the hospital lately as well. DH has been in and out for the last 3 weeks. Which quilt are you working on?

Nannika I am with you I haven't accomplished anything in the last month. I keep saying soon I will get my mojo back.

April Goal
-finish 1 quilt
- finish 1 WIP

GOALS 2017
- finish 17 knitting projects - (10 to go)
- finish 17 sewing projects
- learn to crochet
- not buy any new projects until I am caught up

COMPLETED KNITTED PROJECTS 2017
1. sweater #1 - summer
2. sweater #2 - summer
3. design #47 - #1
4. design #47 - #2
5. socks #1
6. socks #2
7. socks #3
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Re: Projects we want to get to 15 minutes at the time

Postby Gilli » Sat May 06, 2017 9:56 pm

Glad your hands/wrists are better, MCL. There'll be no stopping you now lol.

Hope you get your mojo back, Nannika and Loki!

I have finished one side of the mini Christmas tree and almost reached the first decreases in my second slipper.

On the lookout for a nice tea cosy pattern and yarn for same.

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Re: Projects we want to get to 15 minutes at the time

Postby loki » Thu May 18, 2017 3:46 pm

The mojo is still missing. Nothing is getting done!
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Re: Projects we want to get to 15 minutes at the time

Postby Nannika » Thu May 18, 2017 6:55 pm

Gilli - Congratulations on your progress! WTG! :D

MCL - Happy Birthday! :D

Loki - We can't give up.... Let's do a little every day - a few stitches a day... :oops:

Week 20-2017:

Friday
- Pull weeds for 10 mins
- Tidy/declutter for 10 mins
- Read for 10 mins
- Cross stitch for 15 mins

Saturday
- Pull weeds for 10 mins
- Tidy/declutter for 10 mins
- Read for 10 mins
- Cross stitch for 15 mins

Sunday
- Pull weeds for 10 mins
- Tidy/declutter for 10 mins
- Read for 10 mins
- Cross stitch for 15 mins

My ongoing projects:
- #05/2017: Christmas card (Lantern) - lacking progress...
- #01/2017: Easter table runner - didn't finish...
- #2016: Nighttime Prayer Quilt - still not done...

Happy Crafting everyone! :D


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Achievements in 2017

- Paper craft #01/17 - birthday card for DM
- Paper craft #02/17 - birthday card for friend
- Cross Stitch #02/17 - Christmas card (Santa Claus)
- Cross Stitch #03/17 - Christmas card (mushroom and bird)
- Cross Stitch #04/17 - Christmas card (snowman)
- Cross Stitch #06/17 - Mother's Day card
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