No progress this week on Coop's quilt. So much for my "5 circles a day" plan. I rea;ized today that I've been working on this quilt since about February, so in the end it'll probably take me over a year to finish it up. I guess I'm okay with that as long as I'm done with it before Coop turns one. Here's hoping! :)
Unfortunately I had to pack up the sewing machine this week since all our parents & siblings were visiting for Coop's baptism. I'm still trying to work out a new permanent home for it other than the dining room table. Hubby hasn't complained about it yet, but I know he's not fond of having it there.
Instead I've been working on multiple knit & crochet projects.
First of all, remember these? Umm...yeah, me either until I found them again the other day! Unfortunately this is only the first of the two, but thankfully it's almost done so hopefully I can get it finished up & make the other by the time I actually need them.
I started this blanket the last few weeks when I was pregnant with Cooper & couldn't sleep more than a few hours at night. Sadly it's for a friend who got the yarn & asked me to make it over a year ago. This is what happens when you tell me "no hurry" & I don't have a deadline people! ;) Honestly, I had the hardest time picking a pattern, and I think this is the third or forth blanket I started, but I'm loving it.
This is the first of two hats I've started for Coop, but I'm probably going to end up pulling it out. I'm just not crazy about it so far & crochet hats seem to stretch less & not fit as well as knit. I do really like the colors though, so may end up doing a knit one with the same yarns.
Here's the second hat, knit instead of crochet. It's slow going - my first time with a circular needle (so much quicker than using four double-ended!), first time using bamboo needles (I realize I definitely prefer aluminum), and it uses some new stitches that took me a bit to wrap my head around. I'm enjoying working on it though & can't wait to share the finished hat (I'm keeping the pattern a secret for now). Hubby is really excited about this one, which is a good motivator to get it done.
I've also got a fun CraftFail to share with you, but that's a story for another day. I will leave you with this though, with the disclaimer that my sister & I get a little goofy when we're around each other. :)
I've also started kind of thinking about Christmas presents, but not enough. I have fabric but no pattern picked out for one gift, and a pattern but no fabric picked out for another. Beyond that I have kind of half a plan for some more gifts, but nothing solid.
Make sure you head over to Freshly Pieced to see what everybody else has been up to this week.
Until next time...