Boats

The spring MKAL that I’ve been lazily working on for the last few weeks got the official frog today. After viewing a few finished versions others made, I couldn’t bare to continue. I was on the fence the last few weeks. I was more conflicted when I couldn’t start another MKAL because I needed one of the colors in the spring MKAL. The more I thought it out, the less I liked it. I have many other projects to finish that I keep putting off. I’ve also started another in anticipation of my daughter’s birthday. She recently confessed a love of foxes. I found an adorable paid pattern on Ravelry, and am currently working on it. It’s hard to believe she’ll be 9 in less than 3 weeks!

Taking a break from the usual fiber arts, I was excited to be invited out to a team building excersize with my mom’s staff to an art place to paint. There was food and drinks, and good company. I’d definitely love to do that again, even by myself wouldn’t be terribly bad. It was a nice challenge and fun organized chaos. Painting isn’t exactly my strong suit, but it was fun learning how to do it.

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Approaching week 5 of the Downton Abbey Mystery Knit along

The first 3 clues were pretty mindless after getting past the cast on.

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Last weekend’s clue was a game changer. One that took away the monotonous garter stitch.

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I made it to row 12 before I realized that I had screwed up at least twice and frogged back to the beginning of row 3, where it began. It took one day to make that mess, 4 to get the motivation and tink it back. Tedious. I actually looked at it with pure disgust for the first time since I started the damkal. I never thought that would happen. There had to be a patience with the unknitting, and thus I only worked on it when I could fully commit to it. (More in fear of royally effing it up and having to start all over than anything)
So what else have I been doing while avoiding this mess you might ask?

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Helping thing 1 with her solar system project.

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Helping thing 2 make his minion valentine box.

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Working on a tote bag I will be fulling if I ever finish it, and get all this dog hair out of it… Lol! Now I really need to be more productive and finish folding the laundry.
So l will leave you with this:

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