My week has been crazy to say the least. There hasn't been a lot of time for crafting but what time I have had was taken up by labor intensive low-output projects which, thankfully, I'm loving right now. I've got a new motto: savor it. So often I try to rush through to start the next thing and I often find myself dissatisfied with my crafting. It's not relaxing me the way it should and it has stopped being as fun. So this week, I took the time to craft when I wanted to and otherwise playing with my kids and tried to enjoy my family. To savor it.
So that's me for the week. No finishes but a lot of progress. I think I may need to whip up a small zipper pouch so I can keep savoring my other projects and still feel a sense of accomplishment. Thanks for stopping by!
|Here I am in my Patchwork Threads shirt with the cable hat. I think the problem is the needles. I've become used to Addi Rockets and these bamboo ones, while nice, are so much slower. I thought I'd want slow with cables because I thought it'd be hard but it's really not that bad.|
|I realize you can't see the hat very well in the last shot so here it is. This is the Traveling Cable Hat from the Purl Bee. I'm on my third of four repeats in the cable pattern, so basically halfway through. I want to say I've been working on this for like 6-8 months but I only started knitting in October so it can't be that long, hehe. This is what prompted my savor it movement. I want to enjoy working on this hat and, even if it takes longer, appreciate the beauty of it and the skills I'm picking up. Which brings me to my ALYoF goal...|
|This awesome quilt is my ALYoF goal for March. I'd like to have it finished by the end of the month so I can enjoy it before it gets too hot here. Ever since I bought this Lotus Pond fabric I knew I would love this quilt. I looked long and hard for a pattern I loved that would show it off. This is the Vintage pattern from Camille Roskelley's book Simply Retro. Then I waited until after my Quiltcon class to quilt it so I would be prepared to make it awesome.|
|While I craft I love to listen to music, provided no one is napping. Three of my five kids were having an adorable little dance party. I adore how cute they are and how they don't even have to try to go with the flow.|
|Here's my last project of the week. This Fierce Little Dragon - pattern here. I asked my kids if it looks like a dragon and my eldest daughter, always the people pleaser said a hesitant yes. I told her I thought that it kind of look liked a snake. She heaved a huge audible sigh of relief and said, "I thought so too but I didn't want to hurt your feelings. It looks like a snake that swallowed something and is happy."|