Monday, January 26, 2009

Keeping busy

Sorry for the period of silence. I had a feeling that as soon as I proposed a bloggy giveaway for my 250th post that I would disappear for a while--you know, putting off that post until I could actually create said item for the giveaway.

But at that pace, it'll be months before I post again! So I'm going to keep on posting on my semi-regular schedule and just do the giveaway whenever I get around to it. Anyone want to take bets on when that will be?

In between sessions of working outside in the freezing cold at Girl Scout cookie booths, I've been keeping busy.

These are going to be for the kids for Valentines. It's a heart garland from Stitched in Time by Alicia Paulson. Maybe one day I'll tell you about the disastrous time I'm having with my new fabric's bleeding all over the place, so this project is going to take me longer that anticipated.
Last week I made a loaf of Vermont Cheddar Bread (from that wonderful Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes book). I set it down on the kitchen island, and the sunlight just poured through the windows all but demanding that I take a picture!
If you squint, you can just see some steam curling up from the top left.
I've been knitting, too! I won a giveaway of some yarn from Leslie at a friend to knit with, and I made some Maine Morning Mitts. Leslie is an amazing knitter--I aspire to knit as proficiently and beautifully as she does!

And here is my sweater that I've been laboring over. It's very slow going, mostly because I keep starting other things. Honestly, after restarting it twice, I'm just hesitant to work on it like crazy because I'm afraid I'll screw up again! I can only restart the same project so many times.

It's still January, so maybe by March I'll be done--there's still plenty of cold weather in March and April.
The weather people are claiming that snow may fall here tomorrow...I'm keeping my fingers crossed. It would be nice to have another week off from dance class. I haven't seen any predictions for accumulation yet. It's just as well.
I hope that you can stay warm and snuggly wherever you are today!


Meredith said...

YOU are a busy bee!! Now I wanna make a garland tooooo!!!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

love the color of your sweater :) It snowed here all day - nice and fluffy!