Fall Already? – Year of Projects Update #13

I had a hard time coming up with a title this week. "Feel Like Poop" sounded wrong somehow, and "Yarn Gluttony" sounded kind of negative too. The week that was was weird and I spent a lot of it getting poked and prodded in our nearby hospital. Sigh. Good thing I had a lot of… Continue reading Fall Already? – Year of Projects Update #13

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Third Time’s a Charm – Year of Projects Update #12

My older daughter came home from college for the weekend just to hang out and we had a great time. Finished Objects   In her pattern, ChiChi Allen explains, "Shin-yu 真友 (pronounced shin ewe/you) means true friends in Japanese." I certainly am blessed with many true friends because this is the sixth one of these… Continue reading Third Time’s a Charm – Year of Projects Update #12

Winter Tempest – Year of Projects Update #11

There's a definite feeling of Fall in the air, but this week was all about Winter, or at least the Winter Tempest blanket. Finished Objects The Winter Tempest blanket took up most of my time this week. I delivered it to my younger daughter at at her University on Friday when we all went out… Continue reading Winter Tempest – Year of Projects Update #11

Summer’s End – Year of Projects Update #10

Before I get into this week's update, I wanted to point out a new Ravelry feature that you may not have noticed yet. The new "Filter your projects" dropdown in my notebook > projects allows you to selectively show only projects of certain pattern categories, projects completed in specific years, projects from specific crafts, etc.… Continue reading Summer’s End – Year of Projects Update #10

Cheaper by the Dozen – Year of Projects Update #9

This week I delivered my younger daughter to university where she joined her older sister who was already there. They have band camp this week and we'll be heading back on Wednesday to move C into her freshman dorm and to get a few things for K's off-campus apartment. Only my 16-year-old son is still… Continue reading Cheaper by the Dozen – Year of Projects Update #9

Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend – Year of Projects Update #8

The title of this week's update is partly a nod to the fact that this last Friday was my 27th wedding anniversary. 27th! Amazing. It's also amazing how I'm still just as in love with this man as I was when I met him. More, actually. This anniversary is a milestone because I've now been… Continue reading Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend – Year of Projects Update #8

Diamonds Are (Taking) Forever – Year of Projects Update #7

I am one day less late with this update than last week. Maybe next week I'll actually publish it on Sunday as per the Year of Projects plan! Finished Objects I started the week with a finished object. I was nearly done with this Homespun Ripple (link to my Ravelry project page for all the… Continue reading Diamonds Are (Taking) Forever – Year of Projects Update #7