Friday, March 1, 2013

March Madness!

is not my fault.  It's Barbara's fault.  Today is March first, there might have been a bit of spring fever in the air, and I think we all know my weakness for playing along.  So, I am now participating in March Madness and will be attempting to knit this entire sweater before April.  Totally not my fault.  The fact that I have been wanting to start a new project for weeks and would jump at any excuse has nothing to do with it..........

Andy's been gone again this week, but I wasn't able to do as much sewing this time, though I did manage to finish his Valentine's shirt,
except for the buttons, which I'll let him pick from the stash.  I also made some progress on my patchwork squares,
though I'm thinking I have a long way to go..........
A long, LONG way to go......

I did get one final ornament finished for February,
putting me slightly behind at 53.  I think the sewing mania needs to ebb just a bit, but not before:
This might look familiar to some.  Like this familiar:
I made this jacket two years ago, and it was one of my absolute favorite things I've ever made.  So what did I do with it?  No idea.  I've even checked in the black-hole-that-swallowed-the-pajamas with no success, and I was so upset about losing it that I decided to make another one.  If the other one ever turns up, I can always give it to a friend.

Now I'm off to cast on the new sweater, which I'm hoping will help this toddler sweater as well:
I started the sleeves yesterday, and they are in boring old stockinette stitch, so if the new sweater gets a bit tiring (or my normal inability to knit monogamously kicks in), I have an almost-finished WIP with simple knitting into which I can channel my knitterly flakiness. 

Let the madness begin!!!!!


Barbara from Nova Scotia said...

YAY! So glad you're playing along! Tell all your friends and invite them along. Can you send me your email address so I can add you to the Madness blog and you can post your update?
BTW, love that flowery fabric you used for your jacket! Gorgeous. I had a falldown in the fabric store this afternoon. I'm pathetic in sight of 50% off sales.

kathy b said...

LOve the NAVY ornament