My 1 Million Row Challenge

Sunday, March 29, 2015

More knitting

Today I got more knitting done. I finished knitting another hat, but still have to weave in the ends tomorrow.  I also made progress on a poncho. I might get more knitting done with the bad allergy season we are having here in Arizona.  I think it might have something to do with all the rain we had this winter.   

I have a question for every one.  Does anyone else walk and knit at the same time,like I do? Nothing crazy hard like lace.  Just washcloths and hats.  

This is today's hat. 

Friday, March 27, 2015

It's That Time of Year Again

Its the time of year to finish all my knitting UFO's.  There is a method to my madness.  You see I am running out of yarn for the scrappy hats that the kids love and I find so fun to make.  No, it is not necessary to send me your leftovers, I need to make my own.  So in my looking around the house at various UFO's I have found at least a few scarfs and 5 ponchos that will go to the kids.  I also have quite a few for me.   Not to mention the never ending blanket. 

I think it would be fun for you to join me in finishing UFO's.  Then use the leftover yarn to make some funky scrappy hats for people in need in your own area.   If you are very proud of a finished object weather a former UFO or a scrappy hat, then send it to me and I will post it on my blog.   Common sense and decency rules will apply.  Please send the pictures in j-peg format.   Who knows, there just may be prizes involved.  

Happy knitting,crocheting or weaving.  Now it's time to tackle this bag of projects.  

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A Very Busy Day part 2

Today I managed a full workout.  Then I had planned on a cleaning spree in the storage room for 2 hours.  I lasted a whole 70 minutes.  The good news is that I have made a dent in the clutter.  I have also decided not to work in there again until Friday or Saturday.  This will give my body time to rest and recoup.  I will need to get it a bit cleaner and dust free before I let John help in the cleaning. It is very dusty in the storage room. Hopefully it will only take a few more cleaning secessions before we can get John a work bench. 

Eric was so cute this afternoon. I told him that I was tired and needed a nap. He spent the next 90 minutes holding my hand in a very tight grip so that I would rest.  I even tried a caffeine boost while I was sitting with Eric. Unfortunately it did not work.  I landed up taking a nap anyway.  

John was wonderful and brought home dinner. I am finally winding down for the day. I have a busy day tomorrow too. 

Monday, March 23, 2015

A Very Busy Day

Today Eric had no day program.  I had a to do list from he double toothpicks.  With 10 loads of laundry and 50% of a pattern to finish writing.   I must admit that I fell short on finishing the laundry, load 8 is now in the dryer.  Eric was watching PBS Kids and I was getting distracted by Clifford the Big Red Dog and Curious George.  My solution was to give Eric a Sesame Street marathon.  For some reason I can write with Sesame Street on and not get distracted.  

I managed to get the pattern transfered from my iPad to the Dell computer.  From the apple words program to Microsoft office without help from John. After reformatting the pattern and doing spell check I realized that I had forgotten to add punctuation. At one point I felt like I wanted to channel e.e.cummings.  One hour later everything was done, including adding the picture.  Unfortunately, it is sideways on the blog.  

After dinner I managed to get the pattern uploaded to and love  I will try to get it on Etsy tomorrow.  The pattern is called Cactus Washcloth.  I based it on the saguaro cactus that I view when sitting at the kitchen table.  It is also my first reversible piece.   

In between all of that, I also managed to clean house and put a few things away.  All the laundry, except the load currently drying in the dryer, is folded and put away.  

Friday, March 20, 2015

Life with Eric

I was joking around with Eric this morning about laundry. I told him that I had 7 loads to do this morning and that he will bring me 2 more this afternoon since it is swim day.   I asked him if this was his way of keeping me out of the yarn stores? He smiled.   John said that it was not working out very well.  That left Eric with a look on his face of how can I make more laundry?

For a gift certificate to my etsy shop to the first correct answer. How many loads of laundry do I do in an average week?

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

All Spinning

Tonight was all about the spinning.  No plying was done.  I should have started earlier in the evening.  

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Thrush Again!!!

Believe it or not Eric has thrush again. This time he was not even sick or on any antibiotics.   So between the thrush that Eric has and the cold going around his day program, not to mention staffing issues, he will be home helping me for the rest of the week. Yes I have thrown out the toothbrush, toothpaste tube and have sanitized the electric toothbrush. All have been replaced with brand new or newly cleaned items.

On the bright side I am almost through my current deluge of laundry, just please don't tell Eric. I really need to finish the samples for my new patterns and get one ready to print up by Thursday. Then it would be nice to finish the scarf on the loom and any UFO's that can be finished. Oh, did I mention I do not have my piece to model for the Guild Fashion show a week from Thursday.  I am debating using one of the UFO's or taking some Addi turbos circulars in a 10 or 11 and a skein of sock yarn and just whipping up something while on the plane and airport wait time later in the week.

The house is almost ready for a girl friend to come and stay with Eric while John and I sneak off for a few days for a late 30th or early 31st wedding anniversary trip. So the plans are on a need to know basis. If you don't already know the details you did not need to know. I do promise a few pictures along the way.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Today's Finished Project

Plus 5 mini skeins of hand spun yarn from Friday. 
Here is today's finished project. 

Friday, March 6, 2015

More Organized

The bright spot of the day was that by spending only 2 hours cleaning I got 1 room ready for dust and vacuuming and the other room 3/4 of the way done. On the down side the laundry room is back to knee high.  The 4 loads of laundry I did today did not make a difference.  

I have also decided that I need to schedule about 2 hours a day for crafts and fiber play time.  

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Change is Good

A change is in the works.  I think I am going to just do what I want to do on the creative side of my life.  

I have finally finished the baby blanket.  All 360 rows of it.  Eric gets to deliver it tomorrow.