Here we are again, with my fifth Mission Possible report.
As I have been doing all along, I've put the original goal in bold italics, with the commentary that remains in simple italics. Where I've actually accomplished it, I've stricken out the title and killed the bold (so it looks like
where I've made any progress, I've put that information in normal type. However, this time around, I've reorganized things so that the completed stuff is all together.. If you're a
glutton for punishment, you can check out the pictures in the Photo
Album there on the sidebar - I won't make this a picture heavy post,
since all of the pictures are there. So, without further ado --- here's
the round up :
Finish the Pre-Columbian Shawl Mission Accomplished by February 4
Figure out what I did in Willow 2" back so I can resume
knitting it. (note: the promise is to resume knitting... not to finish.
Therefore, I only have to donate this if I don't get to forward
Mission Accomplished in January
I've also progressed... After a few
arguments, that called for a bit of tinking, and a bit of recharting, we've been moving forward at a slow and steady pace. I'm not going to tempt the knitting gods by suggesting that finishing this within the year is foreseeable... but...
Finish Mermaid Mission Accomplished in March.
Deal with DH's abstract sweater.
Mission Accomplished in April (reality testing revealed that he'd never
wear this out-dated when begun sweater -- I frogged it).
Finish the tee dress I started in that ribbon yarn (Olga?) Frogged in March - Mission Accomplished in March 9. Finish all socks in progress as of the Start of the Mission:
The Spiraling Up Socks in Fleece Artist's Sea Wool Mission Accomplished in March
Socks de la Mer (Blue Stocking BailOut) in Fleece Artist merino Mission Accomplished in May
Though I'd hoped for a toe-up sock, when Anne Hanson asked me to test knit Sock de la Mer, I realized that this was the perfect yarn.
The experimental (heel out) sock
This yarn will be reclaimed for something else. I've decided that I don't like it for socks (too fine), and that it seems an awful shame to waste 500 yards of softness on something that will not use most of it up. Thus, I'm counting this mission as accomplished, and yet not. I hope to start a new heel out sock... possibly with Tofutsies for the XRX contest..
9d (when you add new socks before the original three are done, are they part of the Mission?--
Bonus Mission Accomplished in April DONE (and DH loves them)
2. Fix Thistle's sleeves and get her buttons on. They're too tight. I have no more yarn. The dye lot will matter. I must either find a way to block in a few extra inches (hahaha) or undo the seam, and insert a gusset in black.
I've found all the yarn.
5. Finish swatching the Bohus fer chrissakes, and start knitting the thing! Oh,... finishing it would be good too... but I do NOT promise to donate this if it's unfinished by year's end. The promise here is to get it well and truly in progress.
6. Finish fixing the microfibre ribbon Tee that I'd originally made too large.
Only progress is that I think I've figured out what I need to do.....
8. Finish or frog the Nalgar
I've at least thought about this. I think I'll be frogging. There are no baby boys in sight to wear one should I finish it, and I'm getting better ideas for the yarn.
10. Finish the sweater I'm knitting sans pattern out of Grignasco Spongy.
I was making killer progress before I lost track of where I was in the whole short rowing thing... And boy is it hard to count rows in this stuff... I think I've caught up, and have now past the under arm split. This picture is behind the times... I've finished the back, and am starting on the front...
12. Fix the damned Silk Garden Jacket! (need to pick out the sleeves and re-knit them ... I put them in in the wrong place).
and # 13 (to match the number of full moons in the year, I guess): Reduce the stash -- whether by knitting it or trading it or selling it. I hope to also make plans for much of what I keep, so that even if it's not on the needles, I've a clue why it's here.
So, four months gone, and five and a half missions accomplished. Not bad, as long as you ignore the part where several of those missions were accomplished by frogging. I've got some work cut out for me to finish these other tasks by years' end. I'd best get focused.
May's goals progress:
I said that I'd focus on on fixing the Microfiber Ribbon Tee -- I didn't. So that's still looming. (rueful smile here).
I said that I'd focus on Spongy. It certainly made headway, and am back in the swing, but I really ought to have finished by now.
I also said that I'd focus on the socks. Which I did, sort of. I finished one, but the yarn for the heel out thing has been repurposed, so the project is still one I'd like to accomplish,
I also said I'd Maintain a yoga schedule -- minimum three times a week. cough
I'm still at at least once a week, but am embarrassed by my inability to get on a schedule...
New and/continuing fibery goals for June:
1. Continue working on the above listed Mission Goals (focusing on Spongy and attempting once again to work on that Microfibre ribbon tee -- it's a good one to take on my upcoming trip, b/c it can be worn in the summer, unlike say... the heavy wool jacket).
Get the house cleaned up for the annual Summer Solstice Party, and lay down a specific itinerary for the Eastward Trek. (Joan -- I should be there on the 25th... does that work?)