Thursday, September 1, 2011

"Dead Heat" Ends, Christmas Basket Begins

August 1, I started with this:
At the end of the "dead heat" stashdash, I am left with a bit of yarn I didn't get to,
some remnants from finished projects,
and two projects not actually finished:
which is probably farther than I really thought I would get in just two months.  I haven't had a chance to figure out my yardage yet, as I've been busy rounding up this
for our next challenge.  Starting today and running until the end of the year, instead of emptying a basket of yarn, the idea is to fill a basket with finished projects.  Lots of people have cute little baskets to use for this challenge, but I need 44 projects by the end of the year, so I scrounged in the garage for the biggest "basket" I could find.  Since I have 4 whole months, a wee part of me was sorry I couldn't find the big box our chest freezer came in.  But I suppose this one will have to do. 

I am kicking off this challenge with a crafting weekend.  That's right--for the first time in months, I haven't made any plans for us at all, so we are spending the long weekend doing hobbies.  Mine kicks off tomorrow with Finishing Friday, so I have FOUR DAYS of nothing but crafting.  I canned salsa yesterday and did some massive weeding today so that should hold the garden for the weekend, the laundry is done, the kitchen is clean, I raided the library for movies and audio books, Jeeves is working, and I've got my sidekick all lined up:
Let the crafting marathon begin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!