Whew, what a whirlwind! As of last Saturday, I really hadn’t made a ton of stitching progress. I’d started a new sock, then ripped it out and re-started. Then I suddenly had a burst of stitching energy on Sunday, and, as you’ll see from my sidebar, I crossed 3 items off my January goal list this week alone!!! I didn’t get a picture of Fairy Sisters after I passed the row 60 mark – oops. It looks the same as it did 2 weeks ago, just a little bit farther down.
My striped socks – I bought this yarn on sale at JoAnn a few months ago, and had to wait until I’d finished some obligatory crochet before I worked on them. Yarn – Premier Yarns, Deborah Norville collection Sock Weight in Teal Tease. It took about 1.5 balls to make a pair. It’s almost all half-double crochet, with a single crochet short-row heel. I found the directions on a forum, and promptly lost the address, but it was one of those “figure it out as you go” kind of patterns.
So other craziness from the last 2 weeks – my elder daughter was baptized on Sunday at age 8. We’re so proud of her for making this choice. I also have had a little minor health scare – well, not really a scare, more of a worry. I think it’s resolved itself, but I go to the doctor on Thursday anyway, just to be sure.
I was also contacted by GhostStitchers again this week, asking if I was ready for another project. With 3 goals crossed off my January list, I felt really good about saying yes. So I will be working on finishing someone else’s UFO, Quaker Diamonds by Rosewood Manor. I’ve been wanting to do a Quaker sampler for a long time, and as I told hubby, this way I get the fun of stitching it without the worry of what to do when it’s finished! There will not be photo updates of this, as it belongs to someone else.