First and foremost, I changed the title from Week 13 to Update 13 since it has been such a long time since I was on track with this meme. I truly am hoping to get back on track though – so hopefully for most Sundays from now until June 1, you will see an update from me.
The biggest change was the number of added items. A friend of mine does craft shows and asked for several ruffle scarves. I made so many of them, I thought 50 was a good safe (probably underestimated) number of the total ruffle scarves I have made for her. Insane – right!
I have been working on the Navajo blanket – relentlessly. It feels that no matter how many hours I put into this blanket, it isn’t growing. Unfortunately, I’m at the “middle of the project” blues. You know the place – the place where you have lost the excitement of getting started and aren’t quite to the rush of excitement knowing it will be done soon. For this blanket, unfortunately, that middle of the road blues is lasting for days and days – I probably have another2 or 3 feet to add to the blanket before I get my adrenaline rush to push to the end. I was hoping to have it done for Christmas – but I know it won’t. So I have moved on to smaller projects knowing it is best to finish those rather than putting all my time into a project that won’t be done and causing me to miss out on making 3 or 4 other presents. I will just have to work on it as best I can and hopefully have it done by his birthday.
Heck – if I can’t get it done by his birthday, I’ll just use it as one of my State Fair entries. *laughs*
My percentage of project list items, the original list, went up by 1 percent. I did remove out the swiffer covers simply because I found out my mother and sister-in-law do not use swiffers. It would be kinda blah to make them the covers and then they have to go out and buy one. I could, technically, buy one for them but I didn’t want it to be taken as some underlying hint about their housekeeping skills – which would be completely incorrect because they do fine. I just didn’t want that perception to be there even if the reality of the idea doesn’t exist. (Does that make sense? *laughs*)
Ok – I’m about ready to go finish up another of my projects – which I may make a video of!!! *dun dun dun* … or at least post it here. It’s another clock – a pattern I really do want to write up and share.
But since I can’t really show photos of the big Christmas presents until after the holiday, I leave you with another random photo.
This is my dog, Andrew (which I show quite frequently here). The Man has been working on trying to figure his camera out and all the settings – and this was just one of those hap-hazard type photos he took with the grey scale setting. Usually my dog is asleep – so it was nice to see him with his big sad brown eyes actually open for once.
– Shawl (gift for the fall/spring for DD2)
– 5 pet beds for donation
– 10 chemo caps for donation
– 2 swiffer covers (for me!)
– Knit a Sweater for the Man
– Knit Wingspan Shawl
– 1 pair spat warmers
– Woven Blocks Crochet Quilt
– Room Shoes
– Amimono Kimono (for me!)
Project List Items (done)
– 33 squares for SIBOL
– 5 knit/crochet cloths for Mom (Christmas present)
– 5 knit/crochet cloths for SIL (Christmas present)
– State Fair Afghan
– Dead Fish Hat (Birthday gift for DS)
– Spidey-colored Round Ripple Lapghan (Christmas present)
– 1 crochet knockers for donation
Added Items (not started/in progress)
– Tongues of Fire (for me)
– Crochet Clock (Christmas Present)
– House Slippers (Christmas Present)
– Striped Scarf (Christmas Present)
– Striped Granny Bag (Birthday present for Rabbit)
– Elite Syncopations
– Harry Potter Scarf
– Blue or Purple Cowl (order from a friend; after the holidays)
Added Items (done)
– Magic Square Potholder
– Boot Toppers (Christmas present)
– 50 Ruffle Scarves
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