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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Finished Object Friday

The Patchwork Blanket is done.

It could stand a blocking, but I don't have anyway to easily block something this large.

Looking forward to gifting it, and getting onto another project!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Nearly Done!

I've got to knit one more half square, sew in the last two squares, then knit the border all around. Then it will be ready to be gifted! This is the second of these baby patchwork blankets I've made. They're not too complicated, but they are a bit tedious. 25 squares, six different patterns.

Once the baby blanket is done, I'm going to once again tackle the silk hankies I bought three years ago, and didn't do much with.

I'm not really feeling too crafty lately ... all my thoughts are of spring, and the garden I'm planning, but it's not time yet for that. I'm in Zone 7, so I can't really put anything in the ground till 1 May.

Something to look forward to; it's less than two months until the 41st annual MD Sheep and Wool fest! I blogged my visits in 2011, 2012, and 2013. I have so much fun at the festival, even if I don't buy anything (which never happens, really, but it's fun to think I might have that level of self-control).

I leave you with Edgar and his shoe fetish. He's not ashamed.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Three Squares to Go

...I think. This is not a flattering photo.

I had REALLY hoped to be done with this by now! Despite the snow day, I still didn't finish. And that is because I took some time to organize my seeds, plan a garden, and get my seedlings in.

About 8" Sunday night. Melted VERY fast.

Killer Icicles of Death! Very noisy when they break away from the awning and crash to the ground.

My seed collection. More herbs than vegetables.

I don't know where I'm going to plant all these!

I'm helping. Really.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Yep. Still Knitting the Blanket.

I just wanted everyone to know I'm still here ... still knitting that baby blanket!

I have about 8 more squares to go, then I knit them together and knit or crochet the border, I forget which. I forget how I did it last time.

I've been knitting at it slowly, but not steadily. I've been busy training for a half-marathon, which is in just 7 short weeks. Plus the weather got warm enough to get outside and do chores, so between the two, I haven't been inside much! Did you know that when you train for something athletic like a half-marathon, you have to spend a LOT of time on food? Planning what food to eat, in what combination, what type of carbs to eat (simple before a run, complex the rest of the time), protein after the workout, and a steady stream of fluids and fluid-y fruits and vegetables in between. Can't just grab a sammich and go anymore! I can't even say I eat x many small meals a day; it's more like I start eating in the morning and keep eating for 12 hours! It takes a lot of fuel to get through a 9-mile run, which is where I am currently.

I hope to finish this blankie within a couple weeks, and then I don't know what I'll move on to.

Looking forward to seeing what you all are working on!

Vietnam Women's Memorial, D.C.