I’m still under the weather, but I am trying to slow down a little bit. Thankfully I have managed to beg off work for most of this week, and with a bit more time to myself, I just might be on my way back to feeling like normal soon.
In order to keep sane, I have been trying to pick up my needle as often as possible, which isn’t nearly as often as I would like. Sewing Seeds of Friendship, Hope and Love by Karen Weaver, Jennifer Aikman-Smith and Teresa Wentzler is coming along well. I just have the Friendship panel and the majority of the border left to left to finish up, and I would say that the last panel is at the 50% mark now. And that was my goal for March, so I feel good about that.
I also put a little bit of time into Kitchen Blessing from Enchanting Lair, but I didn’t get 50% of the border done like I wanted to do this month. Nonetheless, it is looking good and I am pleased with how my recharting of the border turned out. I think it is just the right distance from the characters in the middle.
And, because I totally needed another project, I started Lizzie*Kate’s ABC Lessons. I promptly made a mistake, but I’m not ripping it out. (The O should be one stitch taller.)
And to keep with my theme of making mistakes this month, I am several stitches much too far to the left on the line of text in Dragon Dream’s Dragon’s Lullaby. This one is for Baby Man’s room, which is due for a bit of a make-over soon. (I figure since he is getting close to 2 and a half, it is time to take out the Mirabilia baby pictures.) I’ll fix it soon,but my heart isn’t in it right now.
I didn’t meet all of my March goals. I only finished one Broadripple sock, not a pair. And I still haven’t got around to fixing the Enchanted Dreamer pillow that Baby Man picked the beads off of. (The beads are back on, it just hasn’t been made into a pillow again.) Hopefully I’ll start feeling better soon and I will be able to clear some things from my list.
Tonight, before I fall into what I hope will be a deep and restful sleep (hahahah!), I am going to knit. I just don’t think I can concentrate well enough to stitch. My current knitting project is the lovely Lily Cardigan from Marie Grace Designs. I’m using Rowan Purelife Organic Cotton DK in colourway Brazilwood, which is a lovely pink that has very subtle variations due to the dying method. It is soft and lovely, and I’m already looking forward to wearing it even though I’m only about 12% done (one ball of yarn from an estimate 8 balls). If you’d like to keep up with my progress and see my project notes, you can visit my Ravelry project page here. No need to sign up, the page is visible to everyone.
And one last thing, Jolene of Dip Diddly Designs is having another giveaway. Head over to her blog to learn more.
Oh, and on April 1st I’ll be having a little giveaway of my own. I hope you’ll stop by to check it out.