So now I remember why I put that pineapple throw into the closet for so long. Those points are driving me crazy, I've made a couple of starts and nothing looks right. So I put it down for a bit and I'll come back to it on Monday, it's my last holiday for a while so I decided to dedicate a bit to getting it right. It's just going to take a couple of tries to get it and then once I get it figured out it will be easy going for the rest and then the next challenge will be getting it blocked. Hopefully I'll have an update for that next week.
This week I do have progress to show for the cardigan, I'm one skein in and up to the 11 inch marker where I have to start thinking about arms. It's coming right along, I figure it should be finished before warmer weather rolls around, but the good thing about that is that my office is just a tad below freezing year around, so I'll have lots of opportunities to wear it.
A closer view, while I was working this morning while my helper napped.
Up to 11 inches and one skein in..
Doing a bit of early crafting for Valentine's Day. We have Jams and Spreads in a local boutique and the owner had asked if I had any ideas for Valentines, so I did a couple of these Burlap Hearts this week. She was pretty excited, hopefully they will go over well. I hear people complain about how quickly the stores are putting out items for the next holiday but when you are crafting, you have to be thinking way ahead to make sure it's ready by the time the general public is ready to buy!
Still plugging away on the sidewalk quilt, a couple more of the medium squares made. I might have to go ahead and join some this afternoon while I watch football. As far as blankets go I think I might be trying to join a Groovyghan CAL hosted by Keep Calm and Crochet on UK. It started up this week and new patterns will be posted every two weeks. Sounds fairly doable for me and I've always had my eye on a Groovyghan. While I'm on the afghan kick, I've been wanting to do one that is inspired by quilt patterns and I think I've decided to do a Grandmother's Flower Garden for my craft room. It's full of bright colors and something I can work on a bit at a time and Join as I go. I have my first couple of hexagons completed for the centers and I've pulled a few colors for my petals. Both of these blankets will help with my stash down project for this year. I'm working hard on going cold sheep so this should help me make room for those special skeins that I'm planning to pick up at Carolina Fiber Fest in March!
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