Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Fog brain

I'm going to blame the fibro brain. Somewhere along the line, I got distracted and completely forgot I was updating here again. I also apparently got distracted and developed start-itis. Somehow I'm up to 94 in progress on Ravelry (and that's after I removed 3 placeholders and a couple of reference pages that show up in my wips from my count). Oops. So far though, I've finished what I've started on my short term (one month or less for House Cup) projects. The only starts so far unfinished are the long term ones for my OWL and my Mission.

We'll just conveniently ignore the two quilt tops, the stitch-a-day embroidery challenge, and the cross stitch mystery sampler I also seem to have started.

And the doll restorations and customizations.

And the clearance needlepoint canvases I picked up to go with the needlepoint stitch dictionaries I got for Christmas.

Eventually my mind will figure out I'm not able to do things at the speed, intensity, and level I used to, and let me catch up on things, right?


Monday, July 4, 2016

Yes, No, Maybe

Month end recap - Got my OWL to 50%

Finished my Headmistress Challenge

Didn't get a previously started item done this month, so that will actually leave me a minimum of two items down by end of July, since it turns out the last clue of the Frida's Flowers blanket is the finishing, which I don't get to count for a House Cup class. Oh well. Still can potentially end up one down from where I started, if I finish everything.

That last bit may be the problem. I think right now that I'm doing all right on that circular shawl for my Order Mission, but I've found in the past that circular shawls are lying liars that lie. You think you're all on track because you're halfway through, then the increase rounds start getting absolutely ridiculous. So, we'll see what happens on that front.

Oh, and I'm a Slytherbird. Got sorted to Thunderbird at Ilvermorny.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016


OWL handed in for 50% mark, which is actually 3 of the 5 repeats done, basically because I'll either have to make fringe or corner tassels, neither of which process I like. Crochet along still not caught up, but all clues are in hand, and the next one is started so about 2 1/2 left to go by end of the month, plus finish a pair of socks for detention, plus the final clue of the Headmistress challenge, and the shawl.

No problem.

I'm due for insomnia about now anyway.

And the Daily's AND the Gate near me are both 24 hour stores. And I have drink cards with both. So any necessary caffeine consumption is covered, right?

I'm insane, aren't I?

Tuesday, June 7, 2016


So, out of the four new things I started, one is on track for the month. The cowl is caught up through available clues.

The crocheted blanket is caught up through clue 3, clue 6 is to be released next week.

The knitted blanket is within a just a few days of being at the halfway point it needs to be at for the month.

The small pi shawl...

Let's not talk about that one...

Friday, May 13, 2016

So Far, So Good?

Well, out of the four projects I added, after completing the one, (89!89!WTF am I doing!), one at least is on track. I had the blanket CAL for classes, the knitted blanket approved for an OWL that can start any time, and a Pi shawl for my Order mission. Order start date isn't until end of the month, CAL needs to be caught up, and OWL needs to be cast on.


My Headmistress Challenge is on track! Clue one is complete! Yay! (maybe?)

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Minus One, Plus Four....Oops...

So, all the requests and proposals are in for House Cup, and just one is waiting on approval. So the tally stands at 86 existing WIPs, minus one FO, plus 4 new WIPs. Eighty Nine.

Although, in fairness, I'm pretty sure I was up to triple digits at one point. I swear I remember counting "In Progress" on Ravelry into triple digits at one point, I just have no documentation or clear recollection of it.

So...I'm good right? I just need to keep the new projects on track.


Thursday, May 5, 2016


Four months. Over 1100 yards. BUT I made a sweater!

So that should knock me down to 85 WIP's.

Except for that crochet along that I decided to start so I could hand in the blocks for classes for the House Cup term.

And the blanket kit I found, that I'm swatching to do as an OWL for House Cup.

Maybe this is the reason I wound up with 86 WIP's in the first place...