Monday, October 21, 2013

I hate sewing in ends

I really do hate sewing in ends. I like the end result, yes, but sewing them in takes so much work, no pun intended.

Last night I managed to sew the ends in on 10 of my squares. Unfortunately, that leaves me with 8 rows of 10 squares to go. At my current rate of 2 squares a day, I might catch up soon, but I don't think I can sit down for another hour each night just to sew ends in.

I really do hate sewing in ends.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

54 and 53

The next two squares are done.

Dark green and aqua.

Monday, October 14, 2013

One square/day at a time

Marcus had his 4th birthday party on Sunday and was spoiled rotten by all. It was miserable weather, but who needs outside when you have cars, bubbles, Legos and cake?

I need to block all of the triangle bunting today, along with sewing all the ends in. Now that my finger is able to crochet again without twinges I think I'll get back to working on Marcus' crochet blanket. (I haven't forgotten Dot's cardigan, but I need yet another ball of cotton and I haven't had time to get it. Ditto Marcus' orange jumper, because the yarn has FINALLY come in).

Marcus' crochet blanket has been going since February, I think, and there still seems to be no end in sight. Being me, I've drawn up a spreadsheet to work out how many squares I have to go and I'm marking them off as I go. If I join on two squares a day, I'll be done by mid-November (there's 55 to go). Then I can take the blanket with me as we drive to Port Macquarie for Christmas and add the edging which will be HUGE. I can't wait.

So, I've attached the brown square, time for a red.

Monday, October 07, 2013

Almost back to normal

Well,  Daylight Savings has kicked in now,  so hopefully some decent sleep is in my future. Thankfully I had a brilliant night's sleep last night, even after an afternoon nap. I have knitting and a cat  now the naps. Future nana in training, me.

I did start a project with the California 8ply. The yarn was a present from Mum's best friend Marg,  so I'll make it up for her granddaughters. They're adorable little tots, who like bright colours and decorations so I went for something that had both.

Attic 24's Granny Triangle Bunting. It's a zoomy hookup and the colours are brilliant!

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Faaaaaaaaaar too tired to knit

It's almost time for Daylight Savings to start again, and as is usual my body has announced an interest in sleeping.

For some reason every year just before and just after Daylight Savings I feel the need to sleep. A lot. A lot of a lot. I'm yawning as I type, in fact.

End result is I pass out each night. Not fall asleep, pass out. It's exhausting.

As you an imagine surprisingly little crafting has happened. Soon it will be all over and I can knit again. In the meantime I need to work out what I can make from this:

197g of Cleckheaton California 8ply. I'm stumped.