ok, I've feeling very good about my knitting prowess --- this adorable baby hoodie all finished in less than the time it takes the world to do Winter Olympics
I finished the last little loop for the buttons as the final ski event was being played on our "prime time" coverage last night
honestly I feel a bit bereft -- what do I start on next?
it was so early in the evening that I worked the entire cuff of the first mitten in a new pair --
now I just have to figure out how to get to that medal stand to collect my gold medal!
this was actually fun --- do we get to do this again for the summer games in two years?
this morning I went through my stash and found the necessary yarn to knit a turtle toy -- since I'm now in the quilting phase of the sea turtle quilt it's time to think about the toy that will go with it (a sort of tradition I started a couple of years ago, and I kind of like) -- cast on coming soon
these have been on the bead project board for the last week
each of these is an 8 mm diameter glass pearl that has been "belted" with size 11 delicas and size 15 seed beads (those are the light ones that look like the prongs in a setting)
I need to find the bottle of Fray Check and seal off all of those threads, and then it's on to setting all of these together
like a lot of things when you teach yourself a new technique, the first two or three involved a lot of time and some considerable mumbling, but the last few went quite quickly
this is going to be a very nice necklace I think
I've started on the last (and yes, I really mean it this time) Heart Song block yesterday -- got most of the center of it finished
who knows what I'll work on today!