You know, there are days when my own lack of timing astonishes me. No, really. I have an absolute gift for starting the wrong thing at the wrong time, and no matter how many times I do it, it still surprises me.
So I shouldn’t be surprised that the two projects I’ve done the most work on this week – my secret project and my scarf – are two of the things on my list that I really can’t talk about.
The secret project I’ve been working on is finished (woot!) and I’m waiting to hear back about it. My shawl is coming on nicely, and I’m managing to add a few rows each day. I can’t wait to talk about it, though, as the amount of maths involved has been brain-breaking.Unfortunately, it’s still a secret swap, so that post will have to wait for another day.
But don’t go away! I have two things that I can talk about, and that I really need to keep the momentum going on.
Last week, in a fit of enthusiasm and ‘I NEED to make this’, I started a quilt. I’d hoped to have a quilt top by the end of the weekend, which was always ambitious considering the list of chores I usually have on a Saturday morning. Instead, I’ve managed to attach all the moustaches, applique 3 rows of them (remembering after three of them just how rubbish I am at machine applique – ugh!) and sew 2 rows together. At the current rate, I’m hoping that I’ll be at the hand-sewing stage of binding by Thursday, and that I can get it done at my craft evening with friends.
The other thing I really want to do this week is add at least 2 rows to my Damson shawl.
This is a shawl that keeps having to go into hibernation. First of all, I got all the way to the edging and discovered my stitch count was completely wrong. Then I had to put it aside for projects with deadlines. Then I totally messed up a row and couldn’t face working out how to fix it. But I really want to wear it on holiday in September, so I’m taking a deep breath, picking it up and plunging in again.
Oh, and the other thing I’ve done is whip round and insert as many pattern links into my Year of Projects page as I could. Always happy to help with enabling!