Monday, November 02, 2009

Starting November Right

So, Saturday was my birthday, and I decided to spend most of the day doing what I wanted to do. And what I wanted to do was finish my 2009 ripple afghan. I didn't quite finish weaving all the ends in until Sunday morning, but I still felt comfortable considering this an October finish.
It used 950.5 yards of Caron Simply Soft from stash. It makes my 5th finished afghan in October, and the 5th afghan made from my SS stash over the past 2 years. And I still have SS stash left, which tells me that I had accumulated way too much Simply Soft along the way! Hopefully, before the end of the year, I will have time to re-inventory the SS stash, so that I have a better handle on what's left. Oh yes, I used the "Soft Waves" pattern from Jan Eaton's 200 Ripple Stitches book again for this afghan. I do love the pattern, but I think that's the last ripple for a while. (Although I probably say that every year!) The afghan is approximately 40" wide by 48" long, so it is a nice lapghan size. And since the temperature is in the 30s this morning here in CT, I will probably be using it very soon!

So I am starting November with 14 WIPs to work on. I need to finish 7 each month to be done by the end of the year. That means that I need to average one FO every 4-5 days to reach this goal. I have no idea if this is doable, but I am willing to try. In fact, my next FO might be very close to being finished. I need to do some measuring when I get home tonight, and then I will have a better idea.


Nancy said...

Happy belated Birthday! The colors are gorgeous on the ripple!

Taphophile said...

Happy birthday (in a much belated fashion). Can think of lots of great ways to celebrate birthdays, and finishing of a WIP is right up there. You are doing fabulously. Sweltering here in Canberra and cheering you on. :)

Changes in the wind said...

Thank you for your sweet comment on "25 Things for Charity".

Sandy said...

Go Go Go!!!! You're really rollin now. Love the colors, and you really are making wonderful headway with your WIP. I'm making some headway, but nothing compared to yours. Way to go.

Great colors.

Since you gave the yardage, it reminds me of a question. The pounders, have no yardage on them. I think that's weird. Any idea what the yardage is for a pounder of Caron?


Sandy said...

Thanks bunches for the yardage. I made a note; wonder why they don't put it on their skeins? I think that's odd. Never thought about finding that info on Rav. Way to go!


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