I love participating in knitting challenges. They make me think outside of my box (which I desperately need at times!)
One of my favorite on line sources for yarn is Eat Sleep Knit (ESK). Since I will never, ever run a marathon, the closest I will get to one is a Yarnathon. This I could probably keep up with much to my Big Guy's dismay.
I am on the Roboknit team. And our challenge this quarter was to knit something Robot
"A day late and a dollar short" keeps running through my brain!!! I can't seem to get on track.
Unlike quilting, I can only work on one knitting project at a time. I think this is good. Our three daughters like leg warmers and mitts when they run. Now that winter is (almost) over and summer knocking at our door, I am making progress on the leg warmers! See what I mean by a day late, etc.
It has been awhile since I last posted. Life seems to have throw our family a few lemons. And we were having a hard time making lemonade. Our oldest lovely daughter, Miss S was diagnosed with breast cancer. The Big Guy and I have been helping her out with appointments not to mention shoulders to cry on and lots of hugs. Her surgery was last Wednesday. I am blessed with a wonderful, caring family. This isn't a journey she will take alone. There is every reason to be hopeful and treatment should be successful.
On a happier note, our youngest lovely daughter and her darling husband are expecting their first child November 1. So it seems we were able to make some lemonade after all.
This is the first Easter I have not prepared a family dinner. The Big Guy has a nasty cold or sinus infection. When the kids heard that he didn't attend church on Holy Thursday, Good Friday or today they new he was in bad shape. We all thought it best not to expose anyone to whatever it is that he is holding onto.
Easter dinner was a tuna salad sandwich. We have rescheduled Easter dinner for Wednesday.
Needless to say, there has been very little quilting or knitting.
No progress was made on my Gramps Cardigan. In fact, it is now wrapped into 2 neat balls. I messed the cables up and just couldn't fix it. I was rushing so much to finish by April 11. That project will be on hold for awhile.
But since I can't just sit around, I pulled out my Granny Square bag. I have been working on them for years. Every now and again I do a few more.
This is a good project when I need something mindless to do.
I haven't been nearly as productive as I would have liked this month. When it comes to needle turn applique I can never keep up if it is a BOM. But that doesn't stop me.
I messed up big time on the Gramps Cardigan and will have to take it back. The baby shower is next week and I know it won't be done. It is unusual for me not to finish a knitting project. While I may have many quilts and needle work projects going at one time, I only have one knitting project on the needles.
Forever Blooming: Finish February's block and work on March's block
Gramp's Cardigan--need to restart
Owl machine embroidered quilt--on hold the new mom now has a puppy theme
Tell it to the Stars BOM
Underground Railroad BOM
CQJP 2014 March Block--on hold
Sharon B's Encrusted Crazy Quilt--an online class I hope to keep up with--did not keep up with it
BOM--Schoolhouse, Tell it to the Stars, Head to Toe, Wayside Embroidery Club and Underground Railroad
Swatch and start Cushman Cardigan for Cardipalooza