I’m not sure if I am abusing my blog privileges or if I’m merely neglectful.
It’s funny that I started a blog in order to help me manage those intermittent and overwhelming urges to write, but then rarely even make an appearance here. There’s the Fridays with Frost posts: I do enjoy doing that (when I can remember that its Friday), but hardly original. I’m not entirely sure when I got so completely distracted or whatever it is.
I suppose that the least I can do at this point is
show off share the projects that I completed during the holidays.
The cabled wristlets and headbands that I made for my youngest step-daughter.
The hat and mittens that I made for my grandson.
Pattern links are as follows (these are all on Ravelry and may require login):
The mittens were a basic knit mitten and embellished by me, based on what I learned from the hat pattern.
So that’s one of the many things that I’ve been up to lately, more sharing to come later.
Random Circles Afghan
I started this crocheted blanket 5 years ago. I was among the many who had begun to believe that it would never be finished. I had this grand idea for my oldest step-daughter. She wanted her room done in hot pink with black trim. She wanted to do it up right and have random black circles throughout the room, but alas her mother would not allow her to paint her walls this way. So in my infinite wisdom, I said “while I understand the reservations about painting a room with these colors, there’s no reason she can’t still have them in the decor.” So I set about putting together an afghan. It took some research to find a pattern for the squares that I wanted, because I wanted there to be circles inside them so I could randomize the black. Again, it was a grand idea, and in the future I’ll remember that grand ideas tend to get me into trouble. I ended up frustrated part way through and put it away. Several months later, I got it back out, but I had no idea where I was going with this project, so it got put away again, and again, and again. So here we are, 5 years later, and I have finally finished!
I can’t find the pattern for the squares on the internet anymore. When I got back to working on it, I had to work out the pattern from the pieces that I had already created. The triangles, that complete the edges, I had to figure out through trial and error. Perhaps another reason I had such trouble getting it finished.
So for all of you out there with unfinished project hanging over your head, IT CAN BE DONE. It may take a few years, but it can be done.
…Now for that two-year old shawl that’s still hovering around somewhere…
I hope everyone has a safe, and Happy New Year!! 🙂
A Late Walk
When I go up through the mowing field,
The headless aftermath,
Smooth-laid like thatch with the heavy dew,
Half closes the garden path.
And when I come to the garden ground,
The whir of sober birds
Up from the tangle of withered weeds
Is sadder than any words
A tree beside the wall stands bare,
But a leaf that lingered brown,
Disturbed, I doubt not, by my thought,
Comes softly rattling down.
I end not far from my going forth
By picking the faded blue
Of the last remaining aster flower
To carry again to you.
Gotta love some Frost.
Meanwhile, my CampNaNo novel has reached a whopping 902 words. Okay, yeah, I’m a little behind. Also I’m still working on wrestling that WIP for the Ravellenic Games.
This weekend will be a challenge though, with all of this, plus a 4 hour class at a state park (2 hours away) on Saturday and my son’s 18th birthday party on Sunday.
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I finished my first project for the Ravellenic Games on Sunday. My title was ‘Dragons in the Tropics’ due to the lovely tropical colors of the yarn and the dragon scale pattern that I used. The free pattern can be found at Irish Lace.
I’ve now moved on to the ‘Random Circles Afghan’ that I’m working on for the WIPs wrestling. Wish me luck, this project has been sitting around for far to long. I worked on it for a while last night, but haven’t had time tonight. Hopefully I’ll be back to it tomorrow.
Just two more hours to Camp NaNo, at least for me.
(Okay, I am really sad that I can’t get the picture to insert now. Guess I’ll try again later.) 😦
ETA: Yay, it finally worked!!
Mass cast on has occurred! I’m going to do Dragon Scale Washcloth, this is for the Homestuff Hammer throw, and then I’m also entered for the WIPs Wrestling with the hopes of getting some dormant projects done.
Just 4 days to CampNaNo!!!
1 Day to the Ravellenic Games!!!
5 Days to CampNaNo August!!!
6 days to the Ravellenic Games!
10 days to CampNaNo, August!