Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Yarning Along on WIP Wednesday

This tangled mess is Zero to Fifteen, the confluence of my two current knit projects.  Socks for Steve on size 0 needles, and a jumble of 8 cotton or linen strands at once knitted on size 15.  It will be a very absorbent bathmat eventually.  Notice that I've now turned both heels of the socks.  And you'll have to take my word for it because the cats have been messing with the rug, but the circle is about 2/3 done.  So things are coming along!  It is such a confidence boost to knit about 5 square inches of rug fabric in the time it would take me to knit one half round of the socks.  I know I'm supposed to comment on my current book that I'm reading, but right now, it's the calendar that I'm studying, and all the emails I'm falling behind on. 

Family calendar events include dentist visits, orthodontist consults, a choir field trip, a symphony field trip, a bowling match, upcoming IEP for Tertia, upcoming part time job for Secundus, and a trip to the grocery store that just isn't happening even though it desperately needs to!  The only reason that I'm reasonably able to handle it today is because I just came back from my massage and chiropractic adjustment.  The kids don't know it yet, but they are going to have to come up with a side dish and veg. for dinner.  I am just not going to be able to deal with strategic planning for any Latin events or grading for the rest of the week.  And that will have to be okay.  Sorry for whining about the stress on Monday; it must be building up too much if it breaks into my blog.
Easy Street is mounted on the Megaquilter frame!  It is big -- at about 97" square, I decided to go out and buy a King size batting rather than have to piece a long skinny strip onto a Queen size.  Now I'm thinking I will probably go out and buy aqua thread to quilt it, rather than white.  I just feel like any bit of aqua I can add to the mix makes it less Christmassy (especially since I pieced the entire back from my lime greens and reds)!  I'll be cogitating on what quilting pattern to use and then I just need to dive in and do it!
The crumbs blocks are still waiting for me to get back to doing some more of them.  You can see some leftover Easy Street patches in there, and a bit of Jack's Chain next to a giant fish from scraps from boxer shorts, and of course the trees.

1 comment:

Connie said...

Can't wait to see your Easy Street all quilted! Hopefully your days are getting better! Thanks for sharing.
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