There are neat piles of 'stuff' from all over my fireplace hearth in my living room and, yet, I keep_starting_new_projects. I went from a stack o' Blackbird stockings to be finished up, to knitting squares for the Scrap Blanket of Doom, to stitching up a couple Halloween stitchies, to itching to dig into this mystery bag of yarny goodness that came last week:
Look at it......so mysterious...........wanting to come out. It's whispering......knit me......knit me......... knit me. GAH! I'm trying my best to ignore it until I catch up a little because the way it is right now I'm leaving little slips of fabric, thread, T-pins, polyfil, and measuring tapes everywhere I go. Soooo.............
Designs by Bent Creek & Val's Stuff
I buckled down and finished up my two new Halloweenies into pillows. And let me tell you - this is some of the worst sewing I've done in a while so don't look too hard at the supposed-to-be-straight sides, ok? My sewing machine doesn't have a permanent place outside of the storage closet and I didn't feel like taking the trouble to set up the card table for just two small things so I plunked that sucker down on the foundation ledge. It's sturdy, it's fits..................the foot pedal doesn't reach the floor? I didn't let that stop me so I pretended I had no legs and used my hand instead. LOOK AT ME GO WITH THE ONE-HANDED SEWING. Oh wait, LOOK AT ME SEW CROOKED LIKE OMGWHOA. *snort* Won't be trying that again. Promise. :)
And I also got all the August/September stockings cut out, interfaced, and prepped for sewing together. Will tackle that tonight before I get distracted by more Halloweenie stitchies. (I pulled a bunch of fall/Halloween stuff out of my stash so it is also calling my name at the moment.)
Scrap Blanket of DOOM has been relegated to on-the-go status - meaning I will only get to it when I'm in the car (I don't drive) or steal a minute here and there. I finished up another SIX squares last week but I was in the car a lot - I don't expect to get more than one square a week done up (if that) under normal circumstances.
I have to say though that these are SUPER EASY to knit - even casting on in the car, while it's in motion, is easy-peasy! They are taking me about 90-120 minutes per square to knit up so they aren't super QUICK (those last few rows take foreverrrrrrrrrrrrrr) but it's fun to see how the colors are going to come out as the square goes on.
I just hope the last ten squares are just as fun as the first ten have been. lol (Because there are going to be many many many squares in between.)