No pictures today, just words. I got the paper doll quilt blocks finished sewing on the cloths, the all cut out and stacked (did that about 8 days ago really) but have not sewn them together. I am a bit intimidated by chosing which block goes where.
I finished the 32 fishes for mom before I left Chicago, but started some purple, lavender, and sage green ones. Got 6 of them out of the three balls of yarn. Then I bought some dark blue, orange, and white cotton balls, these balls seem to be bigger then the other ones I bought before as I have six of the “bears” fishes done, and am not done with th balls. That project has not been moved on for a week either. Maybe today I will sit down and finish the crocheting. None of the ounces that I have done since leaving Chicago have the eyes sewn in or the ends sewn in, I figured I would do that as one big job at the end of this project. On the plus side, I have not needed to look at the pattern for quit some time!
last Friday (8 days ago) I started a cardigan for myself out of a pattern that I had been wanting for years. The February lady sweater using some gorgeous grey yarn I had handspun several months ago. I am hoping the yarn does not run out before the sweater is done.
I also did a swatch of the tendrils pattern for Betsy with the green yak/silk yarn I bought at the WI sheep and wool festival, but did not finish the swatch as I decided the beads I bought at Michaels were a bit too light colored. So I hoped onto fire mountain and orders some bronze colored beads and I will do the last round of knitting with the real beads. Though I was thinking I might want a bigger needle, so maybe I should finish the sample with the Michaels beads, and do another sample with th bronze beads and size 8 needles.
I spent most most of the time this week working on another handsewen linen shirt for Daniel (d2) that I finished yeaterday, then started on the third one (d3), then got sidetracked. I decided that f wanted to try finger loop braiding, looked at fingerloop.org, and was still a little confused, then watched this video, and got unconfused. http://youtu.be/xKOKn7wazJA So, I got the longish ties I need done for d2 done and one the shirt, and the two ties for d3 done. I got lazy and decided the wrist ties did not need finger loop, but that decision is now bugging me, and I might go and make the extra four ties for the wrist cuffs and replace th twisted linen ties I put in last night.
And so, that is the summary I think.
P.s. Oh, and I keep having to stop myself when I go into Michaels for the random supplies. My new dresses call for necklaces…simple one with matching beads I think, and so I find matching beads. I think, how hard can it be to make a simple fricking necklace and pair of earrings. Then I slap my hand and say, don’t you have enough crafts…..