This week was a busy one – I can’t see my desk for the papers, boxes and files piled on and around it. But hopefully next week I can get caught up. But for now, I wont’ dwell on that mess but will concentrate on my mess at home. I’ve got some cleaning planned for the weekend – maybe I need to clean the apartment since at this moment I can control that mess. 🙂 But time to break out the spring/summer clothes from their storage boxes and see what’s there and FINALLY pack away the winter clothes. But tonight I straightened up the kitchen a bit – loaded the dishwasher and got it going, took care of the recycling, stopped for a few groceries on the way home, paid the bills – nothing too exciting but all stuff that needed to get done.
No sewing got done during most of the week – but I did buy a couple new yarns. One a bulky one that is so incredibly soft – feels similar to chenille yarn but even softer. But then discovered it won’t work for what I wanted it for — the pattern won’t show properly because of the fuzziness of the yarn. I’m thinking it will make a lovely soft and warm winter cowl (or two or three since I have a bit of it). So off to the store again and this time found one I liked for the pattern I wanted to use so have started on a shawl. It takes forever to knit across a row because you cast on all the stitches along the top edge and then work towards the back bottom edge decreasing. I’m also still working on the green cotton sweater – nearly ready to start the armhole decreases on the front.
Hopefully once the cleaning is done (or as done as I decide it will get for one weekend) 🙂 I hope to get back to the oriental quilt. In the meantime, another design I’ve been playing with in EQ – drat another paperpieced one but it would be quicker to make that the other one at least.
This is the first version of it I did – I like it and it would be a good guy quilt done in these colors.
But then I played with it a bit more, coloring in other parts of the design a bit differently and I really like this one with the sort of flower petals of color that pop out but need to play with it a bit more since there’s a couple areas I would change yet.
Good grief – it’s 9 p.m. and once again the quilting elves have not made me dinner. But I picked up some yummy looking croissants at the store so I think a turkey croissant sandwich will do. So a bit of dinner and back to the shawl while I think about my plan of attack on tomorrow’s cleaning.