Monday, March 21, 2011

Week 11 - a couple days late

Quick post update, more for the principle of the thing.

Baby beanie? check!
afghan square? afraid not.

So, once more with mixed feelings. I'm not sure what it is about march that's made me less. It could be the crappy weather, making me lethargic, it could be the multiple events at work that tire me out, or it could just be the fact that I've been wanting to do other crafts. ...maybe all 3. Still, I'm sticking with the baby beanies, so I'm glad of that.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Week 10 and a bit of disappointment

Hellohello! Here we are at the end of week 10, and I post with mixed feelings of achievement. I did finish my required beanie, but I did not finish optional afghan square. Perhaps later in the year I will make up for it, perhaps not. Life often surprises us. However, I did finish the beanie, so I am pleased that I haven't been knocked completely off course.

Better luck for me next week!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

week 9 - MARCHing right along!

Alright, Hello!

This week is a success as well! Finished my quota and I'm currently updating while working on this coming week's hat. I almost didn't finish the afghan square simply because I forgot about it until the last minute!

I spent last night rounding up a stash of random yarn that was scattered across the apartment. I found the rest of my awful 29cent yarn that I dislike working wtih, but that I can use toward the cause. I've got a nice big bagful so I'm not letting myself buy any more yarn until it's all used up. ..let's hope I can keep that resolution! I've used up 2 of my skeins so far, but because I keep alternating using the others, they've been lasting longer and hanging around, and that's why my apartment is messy~

See you all next week!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Week 8 - all done!

Hellohello!  I'm a bit late posting, which is funny because I actually was finished a few days early this week!  Well I got a bit caught up watching Megamind with my boyfriend tonight and forgot about posting.  It's such a funny movie!

Well here's this month's lot!

I didn't show the doubles this month, so there are actually 2 green squares, two blue squares and 2 blue hats, a total of 4 & 4!

a close up of the ribbed hat in pink, I really like how this one works up.  I did it a couple times last month too, but this time I felt fun and decided to add some pompoms!

here's a close-up of the pompom, it was pretty easy to make and I think it really adds to the cute!

Has anyone tried the new patterns I posted last week?  I did, they turned out kinda cute, but I did it as a present so I'm not counting it as part of the challenge.

TWO MONTHS DOWN! only 10 more to go! it's awesome...

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Week 7, all done!

It's the end of week 7, and I'm pretty proud to still be on top of everything.  V-day has come and gone, with nothing too special happening since both my boyfriend and I were working.  Also, this week's beanie AND square are complete.  Go me. 

Today I've decided to share a couple cute beanie patterns, one crochet and one knit.  These patterns seem easy and they sure do look cute!

Baby's Apple Beanie:

This cute beanie can be worked for numerous fruits.  I used to have a strawberry and a grape beanie as a kid, I loved them!  Show me the ones you make!

Square Knit Beanie:

An adorable fun beanie that's good for those who like to knit on two needles and aren't quite sure about how to decrease their stitches.  This pattern is a simple square, sewn up two sides.

Try these out!  They look like fun!  See you all at the end of Week 8!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Week 6, still going strong!

Hello everyone!  It's the end of week 6 and I'm posting just under the wire (again).  This week was full of many things.  I thoroughly enjoyed reading, which also gave me something to do while my boyfriend played his video games.  I ran a couple events at work, started my new position, and promised to bake cupcakes for the V-day potluck.  I used my slow cooker, had awful bouts of insomnia and made some doctor's appointments.  I also had some naps, both delightful and unsatisfying.

My challenge week finished smoothly, with a knit cap in blue, a twin to last weeks', complete, and my 3rd square in bright green almost finished.  I'm going to have a lot of identical squares, but I really want this yarn gone.  Plus, I've been getting good mileage from my yarns.

Today after work I discovered that the 14" Susan Bates metal knitting needles were on clearance for only $2.99 each!  That better than my discount so I snapped up 3 pairs on the spot!  Honestly, I dislike the long needles, they get in my way and always seem to whack my elbows, but for baby blankets and wide shawls, they're easier in the long run that the shorter ones I use constantly.  Plus, as we know, I hate working in the round, so long needles it is!

On we go to week 7, best of luck with the knitting/crocheting and and early Happy Valentine's Day to everyone!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Week 5!

Hello again!  I tell you, the time is FLYING.  This week has been pretty busy for me, I got a new position at work, and while it doesn't give me a lot of hours, it's a lot of days.  I also am currently fighting off a cold, and the congestion is killing me, so this week's installment will be short.

Here's another easy easy baby cap pattern I found on :

They have a whole separate section for baby hats with different skill levels, so it's fun to go look through!  Best of luck with this next week, and I hope I get better soon!