Little bits of progress

Most of my projects are lace weight lace right now. I’m hopping and skipping between the ones that amuse my interest and challenge my mind. I have to say, there won’t be much progress for a bit because I’ve had a root canal,  and I’m heavily medicated and have issues with nerve irritation that usually lasts a few months.  I’m hoping that my really awesome dentist was able to fix the irritation problem at my emergency appointment and once I’m done with meds, I’ll be functional. I’ve fallen into a sinkhole of ogling projects to queue on Ravelry. Boy is that fun and addicting! Not to mention a great time killer.
I’m also due for another root canal after this one, but hopefully it’s not as bad and fingers crossed I’ll be functional by Christmas, ha.

In the mean time, the one and only project that I have kept up to date 100% is my Dancing bees MKAL.

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I can’t wait for the next clue, this was a quick, easy going one, with such a variety a shapes and sizes.

It’s not Friday but it’s finished!

Ok, so it’s not blocked, but it is done and ready to be worn to pieces. I can’t wait to wear all my summer tops with it.

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I finished it with just the tiny pile next to it to spare. The yardage was pretty spot on for the pattern. I may have to make another Avana. It is designed to set beautifully no matter who wears it.

(Update: my terrible blocking skills and lack of extra boards made for an interesting challenge, but I managed, don’t mind the mess)
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(Update 2, I’m not much of an outfit planner, but I wanted to show how flattering this was and it pops well with my reddish hair)

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I did take a bit of a break before finishing my Avana because my better half and I managed to score some child free time over the weekend and planned dates accordingly.
Even our puppies enjoyed the break:

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Now to get back to my lace projects…

Avana update

Its coming together so quickly, here’s a sneak peek:

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I’m currently at the part where I’ve joined in the round to form arm holes and the base structure for the back . I’m so excited I wish I could stay up all night and work on it, but I have to adult. Oh well, my love of it will have to wait until another spare moment, until then I will be dreaming of knitting my Avana in the round in my sleep tonight. I love this Malabrigo Arroyo I’m using for this, it is so wonderful to work with. I may just need to stockpile it when I finish.

My lys had a secret post tnna sale party

And it was great!

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There was wine and champagne, a cheese and cracker affair. It was fun being invited into this group of people that I’ve known a short while, but met so many wonderful and talented ladies in it.
The yarn and roving was beautiful. The conversation was endless like the flow of wine.
I took the opportunity to talk to people, which is quite awkward for me, but I managed to make small talk, and it was great getting to meet new people. Sometimes you have to just step outside of your comfort zone and really go for it.

I spent most of my night eyeballing the lucious wonderland colorways of the Mad Hatter collection from Frabjous Fibers.

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I snagged a few colors that caught my eye. Colors that I’ve been searching for but haven’t had much luck finding anywhere when I want them.

I ended up leaving the party a bit early with a migraine, which was just purely luck I left when I did, I nearly passed out driving home, as it was probably the worst migraine I’ve had in ages. Luckily I was able to get rid of it with my prescription abortive migraine meds.

The next day I was out to work, because I had more projects to work on, one being a bunny my son requested for his birthday, and the second was a beautiful pattern I stumbled upon called Avana.
I was dying to finish up his bunny to start it.

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Not the best picture, but free pattern called Henry’s Rabbit. My son has been trying to sneak peeks and convince me to give it to him as an early birthday present, even though his birthday isn’t until July. 

If only life were that simple, having to be a little patient like a 5 going on 6 year old?

Acquiring inherited items

This weekend my mom returned from a trip to her home town, visiting with her dad. She had collected some items from her mom’s estate while she was there and was helping my grandfather clean things out. She brought home a carload of things to sort through between herself, my little sister, and I.

We spent a few hours talking and reminiscing, laughing and overall it was quite enjoyable.

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My grandma collected all sorts of odds and ends. She was a big tea drinker and had more tea pots than most people had drinking glasses.

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This little hand crafted bejeweled box has become home to my stitch markers.
It was quite a fun weekend looking back.
We even started the week off with a double rainbow.

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