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.
2) Tetris Blanket – 3,094 yards
3) Yellow Brick Road Shawl – 510 yards
Done: As of 3:25 AM 6/3
4) Basketweave Baby Blanket For Baby Girl – 1,275 yards
Done: As of 3:34AM EDT 7/6.
5) Basketweave Baby Blanket For Baby Boy – 1,275 yards
Done: As of 10:45PM EDT 7/20.
6) Stripy Scarf – 364 yards
Done: 3AM EDT 7/24.
7) Crayon Baby Blanket – 1,199 yards
Done: 7/29 11:00PM EDT.
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
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.
A Quick 118 yards.
3) Baby Pink Swirl Hat
Done: 7/6 9:16PM. 112 Yards.
4) Baby Pink Hat
Done: 7/7 1AM. 112 Yards.
5) Baby Purple Hat
Done: 7/7 1:15PM. 120 yards.
6) Baby Rib in Purple
Done: 7/8 1AM. 120 yards.
7) My second attempt @ the TNT Headbands. 112 sts.
Done: 7/10. 60 yards.
8) Baby Blue Swirl Hat
Done: 7/21. 2:50PM. 112 yards.
9) Baby Green Swirl Hat
Done: 7/22. 1:20AM. 112 yards.
10) Baby Green Hat
Done: 7/22. 2PM. 12 yards.
11) Baby Blue Hat
Done: 7/23. 1:10 AM. 120 yards
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.
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
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:
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 –
Here is where you’ll see my #stashdash2015 totals!