Monday, September 24, 2012

100 Day Hustle

Last year I challenged myself to finish my pending projects before the end of the year in order to start the year fresh. I didn't quite make it, but effort counts in my book. As I was contemplating doing this again, Kelsey over at Kelsey Sews posted her idea of having a 100 Day Hustle link-up. There is no pressure to finish everything but the idea is to set some goals and work from your list. There are prizes for linking up (both at the beginning and at the end of the year) and some guest posts as well. Want to join? Type up a list and link up at her blog by the 25th of this month!

My list is overly ambitious, even if I had all day to work on it. My hope is that even if everything doesn't get finished, that I at least touch all of these projects by the end of the year. (And by touch I mean more than just move them around my workspace.) I have split my list into two groups: knitting and sewing/embroidery.


1. Sundry Shawl
2. Sharktooth (also for the Fall for Tosh event going on in the MadelineTosh group on Ravelry)
3. Five by Five Cowl (also for the 4th Quarter Challenge from The Loopy Ewe)
4. 28's Big Sister 77
5. Abalone (my first (!!) sweater)
6. Driftwood
7. Secret present for a friend
8. Pei Cowl
9. Bella's Mittens
10. Garter stitch scarf (the very one I have been working on for at least a year)
11. Age of Brass and Steam

If you are on Ravelry, all patterns are available on there. Well, aside from the garter stitch scarf since it really isn't a pattern. Here are most of the yarns that will be featured in these projects.

100 Day Hustle


1. Drunkard's Path quilt
2. Kaleidoscope quilt
3. Zig Zag quilt
4. Low Volume quilt
5. Medallion quilt

While I would love to finish all of these down to the binding, I really am aiming to have the tops done by the end of the year.

6. Garden tote
7. Bird needlebook
8. Curved tree mini
9. Cloth from Embroider, Embellish, Create class
10. Dessert of the Month cross stitch
11. Reindeer banner

I know this post is lacking in photos. I will share more as I work on this. It's about time that I start posting a weekly WIP update anyway.

Will you join in?


Kelsey said...

Oh your list makes me want to learn to knit!! I like the idea of just working on each one at least! Thanks for joining in :)

Marit said...

Lots of stuff on your list! I love knitting too, so great to keep your hands away from food while watching TV:) Looking for a good cowl pattern - would you email me links to the ones you're planning?

Lizzie said...

Good luck with the list. I've just finished a cowl - the pattern looked great but it was hell to knit. I planned to make it longer...Its shorter! So good luck with yours!