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Another Play, Another Quilt

My husband has his first rehersal tonight for a new show. He's pretty excited. He loves the show (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), he got the part he wanted (Vice-Principal Panch), and he is just plain thrilled to be on the stage.

You know what that means for me, though. Lots of extra quilting time while he's at rehearsals. This time, I'm breaking with tradition. The previous two shows, I started new quilts, worked on them obsessively and pretty much had them finished by the time the show was over. For the sake of my wallet, I'm resisting the temptation to start a new quilt and instead am obsessively throwing myself into finishing one that's been languishing around the crafty room for months.

This quilt has officially become my Putnam County project. According to my blog, I started these sometime in January. I've been very slowly adding fabrics and blocks since then. I've made 12 blocks in the past three days bringing my grand total up to 48 b…

Just what you need in July

Who doesn't want a brand new wool scarf/shawl thingy when its 104 degrees outside?

I'd like to say that I was planning ahead for the long, cold Idaho winter. But, no- I just wanted to knit something that required less needle and thought and counting than the gloves I've been slowly working on. And then I got a little obsessed.

OK- a lot obsessed. I knit the whole thing in six days.

But, look at it. How could I resist the loveliness of that green? And the simplicity of the pattern? No consulting the pattern every single row. No searching for a missing double pointed needle. Sometimes I crave something challenging. Not this time. Just simple, peaceful, meditative knitting.

All the details on pattern and yarn and modifications are on Ravelry.


I know- long time, no post. I just haven't been feeling it lately. When I think about it I get all mopey about followers and comments and the lack thereof. But, I've decided I don't care. So what if no one reads my blog but me and my mom. We're who I write it for anyway. It's come in handy so many times. It's a great source for answering questions like "What did I make them the last time we had their name for Christmas?", "What yarn did I use for that project?" and "How did I survive having newborns?" So, I'm going to keep writing it. Hopefully at least once a week. A lot of the day to day project starting and cute kid pictures have moved over to Instagram. If you're interested in that kind of stuff you can follow me there.

Some other business- I put two of my recently made baby quilts up for sale on Etsy. Go see them.

It's been a pretty laid back summer so far. I've been making a lot of stuff, as usual.

I just f…