July was a rather frustrating month of crafting. I met few of my goals. I expected to get a lot done because I was home for the entire month, but this turned out not to be the case. Since I was home for the entire month, I spent a lot of time catching up on home tasks that had languished while I was doing so much traveling between March and June. It was excellent and necessary to get those things done, but it meant the crafting did not get done.
I finally finished the yarn I have been spinning that is made from one ply of pin-drafted undyed cream-colored wool from Ohio Valley Fibers and one ply of an undyed brown 50% Shetland / 50% Mohair blend from Psalm 23 Farm. I bought both fibers in April at The Fiber Event in Greencastle, Indiana and started the spinning for this yarn at the beginning of May. I finished plying on July 29, but got so much yardage that it took a while to wrap it on to my niddy noddy so I could set the twist. I just finished setting the twist yesterday.
I am a day late with my weekly status report! In addition to out-of-town guests at my house from Sunday through Wednesday, I was dealing with Pepper’s health emergency. She’s going to be okay, but it took three visits to the vet in as many days. As a result of the guest and the cat, I did no fiber crafting at all for the past few days. I was making progress before that, though.
Last Thursday, I got a text from a friend: “Everything alright?”
“Yup,” I texted back. “How about you?”
“I was a bit worried when no WIP Wednesday appeared on your blog,” she responded.
Oops. I kinda forgot. Mostly because there wasn’t much to tell, as you already know if you read my June 2014 Wrap Up. This week, there’s a little progress to report!
My original July 2014 plans were make a bunch of granny squares and finish the spinning for my OWL. Thank goodness! Since June was such a dismal failure, July has inherited June’s cast offs and I do not have to bump anything off my project list.
June is over! We are already halfway through the year! It is time to review my crafting goals for June and see if I met them or not. SPOILER ALERT: Not so great on the goals this month, but you probably guessed that from my lack of blogs for the last couple weeks. I’m not totally sure what happened. Let’s break it down.
Since I was in Connecticut last week helping my sister unpack her new apartment, I did not post for WIP Wednesday. In the two weeks since my last post, I have made progress on several projects, started and finished a couple projects, and started a new WIP!
A new month, a new set of projects in progress! Well, actually, it turns out it’s only one new project and two that I started last month but haven’t worked on for a while so I could meet other goals.
It’s WIP Wednesday. I finished the Palindrome Scarf this week and already blogged about that. The Quinn Bag and Granny Square blanket that I posted about in last week’s WIP Wednesday are still in progress, and I’ve started two new projects. SPOILER ALERT: If you, dear reader, happen to be a woman on my Christmas gift giving list, you might want to avoid this post, as one of the new projects is a Christmas gift!
The Harry Potter Knitting / Crocheting House Cup (HPKCHC) Spring 2014 Term started on May 1. Before term starts, I usually plan out my projects. I did some of my usual planning for this term, but did not finish or get a chance to write a blog post about it because of getting ready for and attending Maryland Sheep and Wool. Today, I am finishing my planning. I did talk about this topic in the one podcast episode I published, but in case you haven’t seen that episode, I will explain in detail how the game works and how I plan for a new term.