Now You’re Just Talking CRAZY PANTS! – Maybe not… 5K it is!

Hello everyone!  I know it’s been awhile since I’ve had an update here.  Suffice to say, I’ve been busy.  I have to apologize to those that want to see the progress on the Tetris Blanket.  I have none other than a few more pieces sewn together.  That’s fine, for RIGHT NOW…  I have plans for you yet, blanket.  Believe you, me!

If you aren’t a member of The KnitGirllls Army, why aren’t you?  Since I’ve started to watch those ladies, I find myself wanting to try more and more new things.  I’ve tried lace weights, extra-sparkly yarns, lace designs, and many many more firsts for me with my knitting.

Starting today (May 22nd, as of 12:01AM EDT) and going until 11:59PM on August 14th, yours truly will be participating in my first KnitGirllls Stash Dash.  I have a goal of 5K.  When I was making my plans last night, I kept thinking that I was talking crazy.  My plans allow for up to 8,091 meters of yarn to be knit in that time frame.  I hope to get every one of those meters done, but I know myself.  There will be times where I don’t hit my goals with this thing…   If I get 5K, I’ll be happy.  If you want to follow my progress, I’ll be posting updates and pictures here.  I’ll also be using #stashdash2015 on Twitter and Instagram.  The good news, is as long as you complete or bind off the project during this time frame, the yardage counts.  This makes it a bit easier for me, as I have a few new blankets to make for a few clients.  If I counted everything I’m REALLY want to finish, then I WILL be talking “CRAZY PANTS.”

Here are my goals:

1) Purple Hogwarts Express Shawl – 570 yards

Done: As of 8PM 5/22.

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2) Tetris Blanket – 3,094 yards

3) Yellow Brick Road Shawl – 510 yards

Done: As of 3:25 AM 6/3

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4) Basketweave Baby Blanket For Baby Girl – 1,275 yards

Done: As of 3:34AM EDT 7/6.

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5) Basketweave Baby Blanket For Baby Boy – 1,275 yards

Done: As of 10:45PM EDT 7/20.

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6) Stripy Scarf – 364 yards

Done: 3AM EDT 7/24.

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7) Crayon Baby Blanket – 1,199 yards

Done: 7/29 11:00PM EDT.

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8) Blue Blanket (for a friend) – 1,622.5 yards

 

Items I didn’t plan for, but am counting toward Stash Dash, either way:

1) A headband in TNT Purple

Done: Started and Finished by 5:30PM EDT 6/4

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A Quick 100 yards.

 

 

 

 

 

2) A Fall-colored Hat for my site.

Done: Started before Stashdash sometime.  Finished 6/9.  REALLY early, while I was working on my paper for a class.

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A Quick 118 yards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3) Baby Pink Swirl Hat

Done: 7/6 9:16PM.  112 Yards.

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4) Baby Pink Hat

Done: 7/7 1AM.  112 Yards.

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5) Baby Purple Hat

Done: 7/7 1:15PM.  120 yards.

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6) Baby Rib in Purple

Done: 7/8 1AM.  120 yards.

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7) My second attempt @ the TNT Headbands.  112 sts.

Done: 7/10.  60 yards.

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8) Baby Blue Swirl Hat

Done: 7/21.   2:50PM.  112 yards.

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9) Baby Green Swirl Hat

Done: 7/22.   1:20AM.  112 yards.

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10) Baby Green Hat

Done: 7/22.  2PM.  12 yards.

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11) Baby Blue Hat

Done: 7/23.  1:10 AM.  120 yards

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12) My Last version of the headbands for #TeamTim #IronmanCanada2015!  Pictures will follow, once I get them from the Recipient.  Like a dunce, I forgot to take my own photos.  (update:  I got them!  🙂 )

Done: 7/21.  60 yards.

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13) The Creamsicle Yellow Brick Road that I made for myself.  It’s right that the shawl I make for myself comes up to a 765 yards.  Forgive the shadows…  Our chandelier gets in our way every time I try to take decent pictures…

Done: 10PM EDT 7/28

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New note, 7/20:  I had hoped to have a total of 8,949.50 total yards (or 8183.42 meters), before any hats that I would make in this timeframe as well.  Currently, I’m shy 1,094.1 off my 5K.  🙂  Getting there…

Note 7/22:  Strike through for my planning session was something I changed today, based on the fact that I have more than enough yardage for my 5K without them, besides the fact that I realize I will NEVER get them done before the end of #stashdash2015.

Note 728: With this last 765 yards, I have completed my 5K!  YAY!  Now to keep finishing things, because I have THAT MUCH on the needles right now…

Post StashDash2015 goal Items:  I have a few, just because I’ve been in a “Finish It” kind of mood…

Here are the items I finished that won’t really be counting toward my StashDash2015 totals (as I only set the goal at 5K…), but I still finished during that time:

A oversized washcloth that is meant to be a matching towel to go in the rest of the washcloths in my co-worker's baby basket.  In Purple, to match the Mother's décor for her new daughter...

A oversized washcloth that is meant to be a matching towel to go in the rest of the washcloths in my co-worker’s baby basket. In Purple, to match the Mother’s décor for her new daughter…

Purple and pink washcloths for a baby girl!  Pink cause it's traditional, and purple to match the mother's décor for her baby... 4 in all.

Purple and pink washcloths for a baby girl! Pink cause it’s traditional, and purple to match the mother’s décor for her baby… 4 in all.

Had do get you a close up of the outside border.  It's SOOOO fancy!  ;)  This is the purple one, if you can't see it...

Had do get you a close up of the outside border. It’s SOOOO fancy! 😉 This is the purple one, if you can’t see it…

Had do get you a close up of the outside border.  It's SOOOO fancy!  ;)  This is the blue one, if you can't see the color right...

Had do get you a close up of the outside border. It’s SOOOO fancy! 😉 This is the blue one, if you can’t see the color right…

A oversized washcloth that is meant to be a matching towel to go in the rest of the washcloths in my co-worker's baby basket.  Blue, to match the mother's décor for her new baby boy...

A oversized washcloth that is meant to be a matching towel to go in the rest of the washcloths in my co-worker’s baby basket. Blue, to match the mother’s décor for her new baby boy…

Green and Blue washcloths for a baby boy!  Blue cause it's traditional, and green as a coordinated color... 4 in all.

Green and Blue washcloths for a baby boy! Blue cause it’s traditional, and green as a coordinated color… 4 in all.

Okay!  Uncle!  I’m calling it.  I may have until Friday, but I think I’ve gone enough over my goal for one year.  I’ll have to up it to 10K, as I think I knit enough…  LOL…

Here is my final totals for StashDash2015 everyone!  Hope all my fellow knitters had as much fun with it as I did!  Happy Knitting All!

– Silver –

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Here is where you’ll see my #stashdash2015 totals!

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