So I've noticed some repeating patterns in my own crafting lately. See the socks below that I'm working on? And the tshirt mods in my previous post? After I finished the shirt, I was amazed to realize I used the exact same colors as were in the sock yarn. Subliminal messages from the depths of my mind? A call for an ocean side retreat? Or just favorite colors percolating to the surface of my conscious? You decide.
A knitted bunny requested by a friend a while back. I had to reverse engineer this one. It was a challenge, but I'm 95% happy with the results. My friend was pretty excited too!
A wonky log cabin style baby blanket, approx 45" square. Each block is 10" square. I loved the freedom in this style of sewing. There's no measuring involved! It's a very improvisational approach, picking colors and sizes of pieces as you go. I can see where some people would find this a bit scary. My favorite part is the scrappy pieced binding. I really wanted to try free motion quilting on this project, but I couldn't get the right sewing foot in time. Don't worry, there's another quilt on the back burner. :)
... 4 nights - no sleep
3 barfing boys
2 knitting needles
and an endless load of laundry...
You can imagine the rest. All these lethargic bodies laying around and napping the days away have actually given me a bit of free time. When Grace and I aren't busy staffing the in-house ER, we've played a lot of Yahtzee together and I was able to finish my knitted blanket.
42" square, US13 circular needles, 6 skeins of Lion Brand wool-ease Thick & Quick.
Two-year olds are the funniest when sick. One moment he's tossing his cookies, then the next he's wearing the barf bucket on this head (clean!), laying upside down on the sofa, or spinning in circles in the living room. That's proof enough that God has a sense of humor.
Needing a break from some heavy pastoral stuff, I recently breezed through this one. It was a needed respite, but not terribly edifying.