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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Pledge--Update

I had meant to do this on June 1, but that's how this year has gone. So, rather than put it off any longer, here is my evaluation of where I am on the 5 Things I Pledged to Finish in 2009:


Yup, that's right, I have done no work whatsoever on any of the projects mentioned in that post on January 1. I knew it was an ambitious project, but really thought I'd do better than this.

Oddly enough, a project that was deemed insufficiently overdue to make the list did get finished, however: the Rainbow Leg Warmers.
Now, that they're done, I actually like them. Heck, I liked the yarn (all but the thrice-bedeviled red) when I dyed it. And they went quickly (stockinette in the round) and the jogless joins worked as advertised. But the agony of trying and trying and trying to get the red dyed right will always overshadow these for me, I'm afraid. Can't wait to see the pix from my step-great-niece's dance recital where she wore them, though. Also have to remember to hunt up the address of the woman on Ravelry who was collecting small amounts of DK weight yarn for some project or other. I disposed of several of the earlier failed-attempts-to-get-red to her; I'd like to get rid of the rest of them.

Of the subsidiary list of things I was going to be working on in tandem with the Dreaded 5, I'm pleased with my successes there:
  • scarf and hat for a friend's daughter's school's auction

  • grocery bags for my daughter's school's auction.

  • belated Christmas presents
  • -scarf for my brother
Chargers scarf
  • -socks for my mom, and three friends These I have done no work on, alas.
  • -slippers for my sister and brother-in-law
one pair done

one almost done

    -Barbie's holiday dress
  • Barbie's Christmas dress

  • 6 freakin' corsets for sale Another no-progress, I'm afraid.
  • Mini-Muppet sweater for Samantha's American Girl doll Samantha
That one's done

AG Muppet

And one for my mother, as well
  • a camp shirt for the Hubster

In addition, I've started and finished two-almost-three more grocery bags, a test knit of a sock for Jenel Laidman's new book, two and a half pair of socks for Sock Madness, and half a pair of socks for the latest Sock War. And we won't even talk about all the man-thongs, especially as I have an order for two more of them......

Here's hoping I make more progress in the second half of the year than I did in the first!