I am now catching up and easing my way back into Real Life. In a great spurt of energy this a.m. I did my dishes, put in 2 loads of laundry and shovelled my front and back walks and my driveway, as about 2 inches of the white stuff fell overnight. After lunch, I had a 2-hour nap!
I also managed to put in a full day at The Shop yesterday. It was quiet, and fairly undemanding, so I finished my second sock for the Socks-from-Stash February Challenge -- thus completing my first ever challenge as part of that Ravelry group, and adding to my sock wardrobe in the process:
|Yarn: ONline 4-fache Neon Color|
The Patons and the Nomotta (centre) are so old that there's no yardage (metrage?) on the label, but each of those balls is 25 - 30 gm, while the beige Schaffhouser Wolle is 240 metres. I'm hoping to eke out a pair of stranded colour-work socks from this trio, based on the pattern "Santa Fe" from Nancy Bush's Knitting on the Road: Sock Patterns for the Traveling Knitter (Interweave Press, 2001). The beige will be the main colour; the green, colour "A"; and the grey, colour "B". We shall see...
I am also slowly working the lace shawl, though it's taken me a bit to get back into the rhythm of the pattern. As I can't cast on the new "old" socks till March 1, till then I'll work steadily to catch up on the shawl.
As for quilting...well...only MOB has had any attention at all, and it's blessedly on schedule. I sent off "At the Feeder" to EB this morning, not having the energy yet to tackle a second version. I await her feedback. March 1 we begin a new study, but those other pieces will get worked on eventually.
I can only hope my energy levels continue to improve, and I'm 100% again before too long. I have 1/2 a kitchen to paint this spring, and places to go, people to see... (grin)
Even though this is not a very quilty post, I'm linking up to WIP Wednesday over at The Needle and Thread Network. Shall we see what other Canadian stitchers have been up to, eh?