AKB Update #3

Last night I was tidying up the living room, which always involves a little wrangle-and-untangle action, when I realized the Allowable Knitting Basket was looking a little emptier than I remember. So, I thought I’d better have a look at the list and see what progress I’ve actually made.

  1. DONE: The Unexpected Socks
  2. HALF-DONE: The only 2 things I’m knitting for Xmas presents. One present made for my sister. I haven’t seen the recipient of the second present to get yarn approval yet.
  3. RIPPED: Citron. The finished object is pretty, but the knitting was boring as hell and I just couldn’t take it anymore. I think I might make a sweater with the yarn instead.
  4. SO CLOSE: Francis Revisited. Just needs one sleeve and I plan to knit that today.
  5. NO CHANGE: Plain & Simple
  6. 1/5 DONE:The Oceania Shawl
  7. ALMOST DONE: The next Thor hat.I still need to do a second test knit for myself before I look for outside test knitters, but I think I have the pattern just about set.
  8. DONE: The 2nd Stripey Bed Sock
  9. NO CHANGE: Kristi
  10. NO CHANGE: The Kitchen Muriwai
  11. DONE: Xmas garland for the office
  12. DONE: The Fuck This Shrug Slipper Socks. And I don’t like them. I am officially filing this yarn under Bad Skeins and not touching it again until I settle on a worsted weight scrap project. (Which I need to do soon. Thoughts? Suggestions? I’m thinking something like this.)
  13. NO CHANGE: Last July’s attempt at Leyburn, which are destined for a friend if I can remember the mods I made and finish the second one so that it in any way matches the first
  14. DONE: A practice hat for the class I’m teaching next month. The class ended up not happening, but I do like the hat.
  15. DONE: A child’s sweater that came in this batch of yarns that just needs a collar, a seam, and some ends woven in. This has been bartered for and given away and all is right in the world for this sweater now.

So, that’s 8 out of 16 items checked off the list. Not too shabby, especially considering I have dipped into the Drawers With Plans for my 2012 sock project, so it hasn’t been all AKB all the time around here.

Also? Never change, WordPress spell check. You are too precious to me.

Will someone please draw me a picture of a cat knitting a pair of panties? Please?

8 thoughts on “AKB Update #3

  1. First let me say that I love the term “Allowable Knitting Basket”. I’m really impressed by how much you have finished, especially when compared with how many projects you wanted to get done. I also think that you should definitely knit the scrappy shawl, it looks like a lot of fun!

    1. Thanks! I was pretty shocked when I straightened everything out and realized how empty the basket looked. I didn’t think I’d gotten through half of it already.

    1. It is not a very big basket, about the size of a box of copier paper. Still, that’s big enough to hold 16 projects, so maybe my perspective on what’s big/small, a lot/a few projects in progress is a bit skewed.

  2. Love the idea of the AKB!! Maybe I’d get some of my UFOs done if I created one of those! Made me just a tad sad that you ripped Citron–I’ve actually made it twice (once as a gift, but as soon as I gave it away, I decided I really needed to have one of my own); I don’t think I could have done it, though, without several good books. It’s perfect knitting for reading- while- you- knit!
    Off to find a designated AKB!

    1. I was sad to rip Citron too. It’s so pretty and I really wanted it, but I wasn’t very far into it and already feeling like every row was a chore. I never just only knit, either, so there is always TV or conversation or a book going at the same time, and if I still feel bored with something, I know I’m not going to distract myself from that feeling. This yarn is so gorgeous, though, I know I’ll find a project for it.

      Good luck with your AKB! I’m very glad I did this – I didn’t even realize how much it was helping.

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