Lyda here. First, if ya’ll didn’t yet read Anna-Liza’s post about the Goo of Doom, scroll down and read it. No, your cat didn’t eat it, it’s still down there, and funny as hell. And here I’ve been complaining about our cold weather here in sunny So Cal. Heh!
I have to confess, I have a lot of catching up to do in the “reading everyone’s blogs” department. The sun was in my eyes! A friend came in from out of town! My car ran out of gas! It wasn’t my fault! The Resident Sith Master has been using the Cosmic Innernetting for video games, and I’ve been content to sit and watch and maybe do a bit of knitting…
Ah, knitting. I’ve been working on the baby blanket in a sort of “pick it up, knit a row, put it down” kind of way. But my knitting enthusiasm is starting to come back, so soon I’ll make it through the second skein and into the third.
The irony of knitting a baby blanket as I recover from my hysterectomy is not lost on me. But ya’ll know, there are plenty of babies in the world who need blankets. But I digress…
Ya’ll want to hear about the NEW knitting project, yes?! That’s what I thought.
A friend gave me a gift certificate, so yesterday, I went to JoAnn’s for fabric for the Frog Prince Quilt. I have decided that the other fabric I purchased to finish the back is not going to work. I found a solid hunter green fabric with no formaldehyde that will work for part of the back of the Frog Prince Quilt. It is dark enough to make the other fabrics pop, always a good thing in a quilt.
And of course, I wandered into the yarn portion of the store. The Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick yarn was on sale. I got two skeins each of the charcoal and Lumberjack Red (which is red and black twisted together, it will be interesting to see how it knits up). So now I can get to work on the scarf for Gorgeous and Available Engineer brother. Yes, this is his Christmas present. Yes, it’s going to be a bit late. Okay, a lot late. Trust me, the lateness will not surprise him. Or anyone who knows me. See “three years to make quilts for BFF’s sons.” His scarf will be much like the “Chuck Norris Bites Frost” scarf. But with a different name of course. Wow, that’s a lot of self-referencing. I think I get the prize, Marin.
My son goes to his dad’s tonight and will be there a week. Except he will be with me on New Year’s Day, because that’s my birthday. Yes, every year the whole world celebrates my birthday with parties, fireworks, and TV specials. Ya’ll enjoy my parades and football games. You’re welcome. Digression over.
So Monday will be a quilt extravaganza. I plan to get that quilt back pieced and sewn together and the quilt layers pinned together by the end of the day. Under the careful supervision of Tommy the Sith Apprentice cat, I’m sure.Then I can work on tying both quilts and then finishing the edges in the evenings.
Alternating it with knitting on the bro’s scarf.
And knitting the baby blanket.
Because apparently, the more WIPs, the better. That’s four. Four WIPs. Ahahaha. (Thunder.)
See, even though I haven’t done any quilting, and hardly any knitting, I can still talk as if I’m doing both. It’s a gift, ya’ll.
Now I’d better go catch up reading your blogs… Did ya’ll miss me stalking you?