Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Spring vs. Crafting

Not that it's normal by any stretch of the imagination, but we've had two days over 80 in the past week, and it's awfully hard to stay inside on days like that--even when I'm tired.  Theo still manages to find crafting time,
though he seems a bit disgusted by my lack of dedication:
 
I have managed to finish the pajama pants, and
 the top is getting sleeves today. 

It's been a busy week.  I've been exercising a lot, we went to a party Saturday and hosted the New Recipe Dinner club on Sunday, and by yesterday my hip was worn out.  Part of the day was spent drugged and sleeping, but I did manage a little work on the pillowcase:
which feels like it's moving along quickly as long as I don't think about the fact that there are TWO pillowcases in a set. 

The big WIP-winner is:
 the Lace Dream shawl.  There are 19 32-row pattern repeats for this shawl, and yesterday I completed one entire set, leaving me with only 6 left to finish.  Lace mohair on size 4 needles isn't a fast project by any stretch of the imagination, but I think this could be finished by the end of the month.  Of course, I actually thought I might run out of yarn during my first year of Cold Sheeping, so I am, by nature, and idiot about crafting expectations, but this time I think it could happen. 

Of course,
it would help if my morning crafting break had been the lace shawl and not a color-work ornament.  Oops.  BUT, this little ornament is more than half finished and could be a finished project this week, and since May 10 is the traditional last frost day for our area, finishing a couple this week BEFORE getting side-tracked by the garden would be nice....