A year ago I wrote up quite the challenge/goal list for myself, and posted it to this blog. This is something I do annually, but have only started posting said goals on the blog recently. In fact, reviewing my posts from January 2011, I don’t see any challenge post at all.
6 afghan designs
1 afghan for the Alzheimer’s Raffle, like we did this past year
30 hats & / or scarves for the charity through Mom’s work
6 lapghans for charity (may or may not be my own designs)
finish the sock yarn afghan — this is my biggest goal this year…
So, what did I complete?
(OK, I spent an hour trying to create a mosaic of my 4 afghan designs, & for whatever reason, only 2 would show up. I redid tags, checked that the photo was available to view to all, etc etc, and I still have no idea why the mosaic wouldn’t load all 4 designs. So I should have just made a mosaic with the 2 photos that would load, but that would have made sense)
I designed, stitched, and published 4 afghan designs this year – the Wells Ripple, the Ogunquit Granny, the Scrap Ripple (which I still need to post to this blog, right now it’s only available as a free Ravelry download), and the Valley Bridge afghan. Technically only 4 – but I also wrote up 2 6″ square designs, 2 12″ square designs, and several Warm Up America blocks, so I’d say I completed the first challenge successfully.
Next is the Alzheimer’s Afghan, this is what I made this year…
Though we didn’t raise as much money as last year, we still raised over $300 for Alzheimer’s research.
Next is kind of a mixed bag – no one through the charity group ever bothered to pick up the hats & scarves I had made, so at the last minute, all the winter stuff I had made was donated to a lady my parents know at church who does missionary work. According to Ravelry, I stitched up about 27 scarves, mainly crochet & quite a few of them Tunisian. I have no record of any hats being made, but I do remember making a few so I must not have ever photographed them. So I think I made my goal.
Next… the lapghans… well, I completely blew that out of the water. I made a TON of afghans this year & have enough squares made to put together probably 8 more this year, and have about half of 2 more afghans done. I have 15 finished afghans finished & photographed on Ravelry, and have one more finished that still need the ends woven in & to be photographed. So I think I made my goal, too.
the sock yarn blanket – well, sadly, other than being yanked on my bed every night, it hasn’t been touched. at all. Ever since I found the hole in it, I just haven’t been able to face touching the thing. It’s officially the massive UFO.
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