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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Pressed for Time

So many things have been going on lately that I haven't had time to spend any time in my craft room.  Work has been crazy-busy, but aside from that two major things have been taking up my time:
1. I'm dancing in a big Irish dance competition. The regional championships, to be exact.  When I'm not at work, or soaking in epsom salts, I'm dancing.
2. I'm going to be having surgery in a couple of weeks that's going to have me down for the count for a bit.  I'm looking forward to the crafting time, but not looking forward to a recovery where I can't do my normal activities (dance), and possibly sewing for the first couple of weeks.

You would think this would mean that I would want to get as much sewing in as possible in the meantime, but due to the limited free time I have had, I don't want to start a project that I won't be able to finish for a while.

So I've worked on some portable needlecraft projects... my mother-in-law wanted a cowl for her trip to Canada and I had a wrap that I've been taking my sweet time on.  I finished both, but unfortunately only managed to get a photo of the latter.

I also started work on a crochet blanket.  I hope to make a lot of progress on it while I'm recovering, but I wanted to get started to make sure that I knew how to do it.  Working crochet in the round is still fairly new to me, so I had my doubts... well one thing led to another and I finished the entire first row.  Sometimes I just can't stop!

I folded the row in half, just to fit it into the picture
I've been working on a list of things I want to make while I'm recovering, and the good news is, I may be able to get some crafty holiday gifts done this year!  That bad news, sometimes I bite off a bit more than I can chew, so I'm just hoping I'm not planning too much.  I would like to get a pair of mittens for myself, and a new scarf as I keep giving away the other things I've made.

Anyways, those are my excuses.  In the meantime, I'll be doing a bit of baking in the next two weeks as I want to get my holiday gifts out early, so there should be some fun upcoming Sweet Treats posts.  I'll be back soon!


  1. I love that crochet blanket you're working on! I don't know how to crochet (which is really silly, since it's really just because I've never tried!!!) I hope I can learn to make something like this at some point! Love it!

  2. You have a full dance card (no pun intended!) ;) Good luck with your competition and your projects. Also, I hope you have a speedy recovery! :)

  3. I like your shawl! Very pretty on you. I like the different color in your blanket. I want to start one for a cancer patient, will have to do that soon, it's a good way to use up all my scraps.


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