MJ and I started this quilt before the cruise. I just lost the love for it - you know how that happens sometimes? We were using blocks that had been beautifully and meticulously made by a friend of ours. Those cock-eyed pinwheels, there. But we decided to make a few mor to boost the size of the quilt, and it was harder than it should have been. Then we had to decide how to put them together, and figure something to make it wide enough. I carried it around in the back of my car for way too long (MJ has such a great place set up for sewing, with lots of light and space and a big table, until finally I took the bit in my teeth, slammed the front and back together, and finished the damned thing. Arrrgh! Do you ever get like that? There's something you want to get done, but you no longer want to do it? How do you deal with it? I know a grown-up would have just put on her big girl panties and done it, but sometimes, my big girl panties are in the wash.
Getting it done released a lot more creativity, though. I've turned out another couple of hats for Medical Teams International. This one is acrylic, cotton and woo, knitted into the one size fits most stocking cap style.
This one is handspun wool that I have had for decades that was too stiff and heavy for any project that came along. I need the space it was taking up, so I grabbed my size J crochet hook and started top down. The cloche shape just sort of grew as I found how stiff the work was. The earthy tones don't show up well in this photo, but it looks like lady-like forest camouflage.
And then I turned out my box of earthy brown fabrics, put on an audio book, and cleared some more space.
The other side.
I am just jonesing to clear the cupboards. I am knitting some new puppets, more hats are in line, and a bunch of pink flannel needs to be turned into baby blankets once I figure a pattern for it.. I want to find the floor of my work room. I've been edging around piles of stuff like those poor people you see on the TV show, "Hoarders," and I'm sick of it!
We're going to see IronMan 3 this weekend. I should be able to knock out most of a hat during that. I feel just Full of productivity now!