December 2012: Wrap-up

Yardage Totals 2012:


January: 817 yds
February: 782 yds
March: 1350 yds
April: 421 yds
May: 789 yds
June: 485 yds
July: 511yds
August: 368 yds
September: 1786 yds
October: 879 yds
November: 1095yds
December: 1140yds 
Year to date: 10,423 yds or 5.92 miles

And that’s a wrap, kittens! I do technically have the rest of today left, but realistically I will not knit more than a few yards while spending the day with my family.  I was looking at last year’s numbers, and I knit over 2,000 more yards this year than last!  That’s definitely an improvement; 2011 was a really low output year for me.  I’m hoping 2013 will be just as productive, if not more so.

Happy New Year, kittens!  See you in 2013.

Not A Podcast: Episode 14

I’m sorry it took a few extra days to get this up, Kittens.  I had wanted to get this up before the Giftmas holiday and that just didn’t work out with our schedule here.  We decided to travel back home and that was more involved than we thought it would be…and we’ve been seriously busy since we arrived here.  That’s not a bad thing. 😉

Onto the show notes!

♥ Despite leaving a day later, we did not, infact, avoid the snow.  We just hit it on the first leg of the trip instead of the second half.

FOs:
20 Penguin Puffs
Gnomies Can Never Be Broken – These were finished on 06 December 2012.
Keeping His Neck Warm

WIPs:
Kitchy Keen socks – Jeck is an excellent pattern for variegated yarns so far.  Will be knitting this again.
It’s On Like Donkey Kong!

Next On Deck:
♥ Winter Coat-this is getting increasingly complicated.
♥ 600 Monsters Strong- Rav Group/ FB Page
   –  Please check it out!

Stash Flash:
♥ Harry Potter Knight Bus screen print is from Amanda aka The Craft Junky

Not A Podcast: Episode 13

Ah, there’s that lovely Vimeo video preview again…I look so angry.  I was in a bit of a rush this week and started talking pretty fast.  “Fun” fact: one of my grandparents nicknamed me, “Motor Mouth,” as a child.  She added to the sting by making me an awful acrylic sweater with a bunny talking on the phone…and the words, “yakkity yak,” embroidered all over it.  I never got over that one and started to withdraw more out of fear that I’d be made fun of for talking.

If I’m really excited about something, I can talk forever and at hyper speeds.

Onto the show notes!

FOs:
Pinkie Pie Socks – “Ribbed Socks for Kids” by Susan B. Anderson.
– US size 2 needles.  Knit Pick’s Felici in “Positively Pink.”
– Made these as knee highs for my daughter with a 7.25″ leg.  Managed to make a pair out of a 50g skein with a couple yards leftover.  I often have just under half a skein of yarn from my own socks…I may have a future use for those partials.

Crafty Neck Thingie – “Malabrigo Neck Thingie” by Anne Sahakian.
-US size 8 needles.  Used Another Crafty Girl Merino Worsted in “Robo Boogie.”
-Pattern is a bit short as written, IMHO.  I had enough yardage left over that it could have easily been made an inch or two taller.  Also, not sold on the purl/knit alternating welts.

WIPs:
♥ 20 Penguin Puffs – My own pattern/improvised.

♥ Gnomies Can Never Be Broken – I am so close to having these done!  It was a shame I couldn’t find the final 2 hours I needed so I could show them off this week.

♥ It’s On Like Donkey Kong! – “Ribbed Socks for Kids” in Hiwassee Creek Dyeworks Sassafras Sock: “Donkey Kong” colorway.

Stash Flash:
♥  Hoo boy.  A lot this week after a month of almost nothing.  But the coat yarn is here!!  Yay!!

November 2012: Wrap-up

Yardage Totals 2012:


January: 817 yds
February: 782 yds
March: 1350 yds
April: 421 yds
May: 789 yds
June: 485 yds
July: 511yds
August: 368 yds
September: 1786 yds
October: 879 yds
November: 1095yds
Year to date: 9,283 yds or 5.27 miles

Kittens, it seemed as though I knit my fingers off this month–I was constantly working on something.  So many socks and toys on needles again…a cowl…the beginnings of a sweater.   I’m hoping for good things in December and starting to think about blog and podcast topics.

How about you out there: how was your November?