Bittersweet

Well. Where to start. This last week and a half has been filled with gloom.I lost a good friend and my grandmother. I started thinking about a particular project that I had started working on about 2 years ago when we moved in temporarily with my mom and step dad while buying a house and our stuff was in storage. I had bought some yarn at a local craft store and had started a mindless blanket that my mom had complemented, but I had thought nothing more of until now. I hadn’t finished it until now either because the move was chaotic, and it got shoved in a bag and forgotten. So of course, my brain started mentally hunting for the project before I actually found it. I finished it new years day and brought it over yesterday before they got back. I’m really not good with conveying my emotions and having them come off right, so I wrote a letter and had my sister put it on their bed.

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As I was finishing the blanket it brought back many memories and was kind of a bittersweet tribute. I can only hope that my mom finds it as comforting.

I’ve been trying to get some projects going but really haven’t had much drive, and understandably so.
I did manage to fiddle around with a wonderful icord making device, the Embellish Knit! I started converting some old acrylic into a huge icord ball to weave with when my Texsolv re-arrives…. That was a snafu in and of itself. (Ordered 5 yards, received 5 feet)

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Since I’ve converted the front area to my office/yarn cave I’ve needed random oddball things. One being a magnetic/cork board. I wanted to make my own magnets and they were cheaper to do so, so with help from the children last night we made a few from buttons and a few knick knacks.

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My daughter made me yarn ball with a w.i.p. đŸ™‚
I have managed to finish sock 1 for the hubby and it fits! Bravely I did it without measuring his foot and ran with the instructions and reincforcment threads and now second sock syndrome is staring me down.

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It’s been dreary and rainy and I’ve been too busy adding patterns to my queue to work on it, that’s my excuse.

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Making random things with the Embellish Knit is more fun any ways. The kids are still home on break and its been hard keeping them entertained so a lot of the projects I’ve been eyeballing have been back-burnered. Laceweight knitting shall have to wait until later.

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I shall leave you with a portrait my daughter made of me.

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