I have been busy this week. It has not all been craftiness, but busy none the less. I updated my blog on Wednesday, since then I have been trying to get this house in tip top shape. Hubby and I are leaving this week and heading to Texas to be with our son and his family. Hubby has not met the new grand daughter yet and he is very excited about that. I will be there for a week and he will stay an extra 5 days. Our son and his wife both have to go to our of town for military stuff and won't be home for a few days and needed someone to help out with the 'children'. Since I was there in March doing this, I volunteered hubby for the job. He will love it and the kids will have a great time with him.
Anyway, I digress..................We have been working hard on getting the house in shape. Don't get me wrong, our house is not a disaster area by any means. It is the room we remodeled that needed tons of work to make it presentable to fifteen 11 year old girls. My Arizona Grand Daughter is having her 11th birthday party at our house because we have the swimming pool. We have about 2 more hours or working on the remodeled room and it will be fantastic. There has been copious amounts of 33 gallon garbage bags making their way out of our house. It feels so good to finally get that room D.O.N.E. Well, as done as it is going to be until we get our inspection and the A-OK on the work that is done on it.
Today, I worked on our Grand Daughter's room.............also known as the Tinkerbell room. She and I had started on it just before she left for her summer vacation in Seattle with her other Grand Parents. I finished it up today, and must say...................it looks marvelous.
As you can tell, I took this picture last night. You can actually walk around the bed and get to her dresser and everything. This is also our guest room. We don't get many guests, so this is basically her place for when she spends the night with us.
Anyway..............let's get to the crafty stuff.
First.................answers to questions that have been posed for me.
Azel...................it goes from size 2T to adult XXL
Arthur.....................He has not shown up this week at all. I think he moved to another state for the rest of this month. Thanks for caring, though.
Ok, so now, let me show you what I have been up to.
You all were so impressed that I was allocating time each day to each project I had going. Ahem, that didn't last this week. I was getting no where fast, it seemed. So I sat down and prioritized my projects with dates they needed to be completed by. Here is how it stands now.
I am in a test knit, so this is all I can show you at the moment. In fact, this is all you will get to see until the pattern is posted for sale. It is a shawl and the fiber is a mohair blend. It needs to be completed by August 18th, so this is #1 on my list of items to be worked on.
The man's prayer shawl. I have only worked on this for about 3 hours total and already have it about half done. It really does not have a deadline, but they are in desperate need of them so it will be worked on when I get tired of knitting.
On the back burner:
The C2C blanket. The baby is due around the 18th of August BUT............We will not be going up there until the first part of September. So, I have 4 rows of border done and need to do 7 more rows and it will be completed. I am in love with this blanket and hopefully the mama will be too. Once the other two are completed, I will work monogamously on this.
The 4 Azels will be the next things to be worked on and completed. I need 2 done by the first of December for mailing and 2 done by the 20th of December for an early Christmas.
Hubby's socks are wasting away in the bottom of my WIP basket. They will get completed, but I am not rushing at the present time to do them. Still a bit ticked off with them.
I have my work cut out for me for the next few months and I love it!
These are the beads and yarn I ordered for my Fodhla shawl. I am very excited to start it, but it will wait until my other knitting/crocheting is completed for the deadlines I have.
So there you have it...............my life in a nut shell.
I am not sure I will be able to post next Sunday, but.................I come home on the 1st, so can do an update then or the next day. That way I can have pictures for you too.
Until next time.....................Happy Crafting!