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And what have I been doing? March 31, 2009

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Well, I have been working very hard at avoiding the incomplete baby blanket.  It’s not easy when it sits there by the bed in it’s project basket, looking all smug and arrogant in all it’s half-finishedness glory while the clock ticks away its countdown.  Let’s just say, I’m glad it can’t talk.  The things it would say to me! 

And the fabric is still sitting there waiting for the lightening bolt of inspiration to move me off my duff and into action.  I’m sure it will happen any day now…


Lazy Day Skirt March 17, 2009

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I found this pattern from Oliver + S called the lazy day skirt.  Here it is:

Oliver + S Lazy Day Skirt

  And what did I learn from this experience?  I can not follow directions.  Despite being well written, I still managed to do several things “my way.”  Oh well.  It still turned out cute and my daughter likes it.  That’s what’s important, right?  I have enough fabric left to make a little top and hat.  If I get to it. 

The baby afghan is going well.  I’m on the last section of green before the yellow ruffle border.  I think (hope) it will be finished before the shower.  Which (please forgive this mini rant) was scheduled on the DAY of my daughter’s fourth birthday which is a Saturday and a perfect day for her party.  Yes, that irritates me to no end.  I will get over it eventually…  Maybe by the time my daughter’s 35 or 40…  Just kidding.  We will deal.  I think we will have her birthday party on a Sunday.  Maybe…


And we are back were we started… March 9, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Ginger @ 12:55 pm

I am finally back to where I was on the baby blanket before the whole big three corner accident.  Now, I am about halfway through the blanket and at the particular place where the yarn I thought was so darling is not quite as cute.  When did that happen?  And the pattern that was so easy is becoming a bit of a bore.  This is what happens…  I will have to do something to encourage me to finish.  Maybe some new yarn?  Making something small and quick to take a break from the blanket?  There’s a reason why I only do baby crochet.  I do not have the staying power for anything larger.  Oh well…  The blanket is calling…