Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Progress Report!

So we've all made it into April- YAY! For me, that means school's nearly done for the semester and even though I'm overloaded with projects, both school and crafting, I love the spring time!

Now onto my progress for the week:
I am still plodding along on my Lenten afghan, and with Easter being this Sunday, I'm pretty sure I'm going to have to push things back. But it is only Wednesday, and I might be ready by Sunday- you never know. I whipped up 2 completely new squares last week: the Easter Day Square and Butterfly Garden. The April Filler for the BAMCAL is also a lovely square: Schoharie Spring. I've started it, but have no photos of it.
easter dayEaster day
butterfly gardenbutterfly garden

I did start my second Claret Cowl, but I'm not thrilled. I think it's because I'm using bulky yarn, but everything just seems floppy and oversized. Not sure if I'll frog this and start again- I've been doing that a lot lately, and I hate the feeling of having worked with nothing to show for it.

I had a few minutes last night to play around with some buttons, hats and flowers. This is what I came up with:
What do you think?

The last thing for the day is my dyeing. Yesterday my cousin asked me to babysit her 5 kids (ages 3 to 12), so she brought them over (since she was going to be in town) and they helped me dye yarn for 3 hours or so. It was mostly pieces of recycled sweaters that I wanted to dye for larger projects, so we stuck to 3 similar colors per sweater. They had a lot of fun, I had a lot of fun, and my cousin told me later that they were exhausted.
yarn barf, etc

look ma no hands
 the three oldest kids up my favorite tree

So that's my progress report for the week. I hope the rest of your week goes well! I'm certainly looking forward to the rest of mine :)
Head on over to Tami's Amis for Work-in-Progress Wednesday.
Or check back tomorrow to see Crunchy Catholic Momma's Stash Bash.


  1. I love your Easter Day Square, the colours work really well together.


  2. I miss climbing trees! It's been a while. ;-D You'e got a lot going on project-wise! I hope your semester goes quickly!

  3. You've been really busy! The kids look happy in the tree :)

  4. I'd love to try dying yarn that way, so interesting!

  5. I love the hats - they look so cute!


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