I know. I know. This space has once again been sort of neglected. (sorry.) So, it's time to catch up.
::a visit with our son and family....we dragged daughter and her boys with us, so all the grands were together; we were only missing SIL who had to work. We celebrated 3 birthdays, saw three grands' basketball games, went out to dinner, and managed to watch the Xavier game. Then we white knuckled it the 5 hours---that turned into 6 1/2---home in a blizzard. Gone less than 48 hours. Phew. That was fun. (I think.)
::an antiquing trip to Nashville with a friend. 'The Plan' was to find a corner cupboard for our new renovated space...maybe a table...maybe a big vintage 'teaching poster' for one of the walls....some rugs. I bought a hooked rug (on a stretcher, so it can be hung...but it says 'Welcome' and that really isn't appropriate for hanging on a bedroom wall, now, is it??!!!?), a teeny British metal wheel barrow, a cutting board, and a turkey cookie cutter. So much for 'the plan'. Nothing ended up in the new space. It was a fun trip.
::Empty Bowl project lunch with a friend and about a million other people because it was a beautiful 70+ degree day. (Yes, that's my bowl in the photo.)
::cleaned out the greenhouse, two closets, the basement, and the front porch (it was a pretty day, remember?)....moved an old zinc-topped table to the new space (where the corner cupboard was supposed to be) and saved us between $2500-$3500 (the prices I saw on a couple cupboards that wouldn't hold the TV anyway). Hubby has NO idea what a deal I can be....but I'm reminding him daily.
:: read When Breath Becomes Air. If you only read one book this year, this should be the one.
::and then the knitting...little croft pincushion---done. Basic socks----done. (the black yarn bled all over myself through the whole project. Blech.) Started Snowfling mitts...love the Tanis fiber yarn soooooo much! (this was a kit)
How could I have failed to put Miss Bunny in Ravelry? (The blog is not the only space that's been neglected.) Julie Williams' patterns are meticulously written, with lots of photos...no detail is overlooked. I think this one was about 14 pages long. Lots and lots of finishing work, but if you do what she says, your results will be worth the effort. And these little toys do take some effort. I've only made one other, but he turned out just as cute as this one. I'm thinking that this will be my go-to baby gift...Miss Bunny with a Beatrix Potter book for a girl, and the elephant with a Babar book for a boy. A Plan.
I'm full of 'Plans' this week...
After finishing the socks, the little croft, and the bunny---more yarn was added to the 'leftover fingering weight' yarn bag, so decided to start another (drum roll, please....)
Mitered square blanket...this will be #4. It's a Plan.
You've seen how some of the plans around here work out.
I'm not holding my breath.