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!