Another quick gift
I'm still working on it

Skyrocketing heart rate. Or could this post have more categories?

I spent most of the weekend sewing, but I don't have anything to show for it.  All of the projects are in different stages of "not yet finished."  I have myself to blame for this:  running out of thread seems to be a specialty of mine.  And now, I can add math miscalculations to the list as I cut a two and a half yard piece of batting in to a completely unusable mess along with squaring a full size sheet incorrectly.  Yikes.  I think I might start chanting, "Measure twice, cut once" but I am not sure it would help.

The good news is that there are a few things making my heart race lately.  The first is Sarah's latest gocco swap.  Oh boy!  I love me some good looking notes.  See the button on the right side bar?  Click it and sign up.  You know you want to.

Second is Pam's February Lady Sweater.  Seriously.  I have spent a couple weeks deciding if I love this so much because it is the most perfect shade of green or because I really like the sweater.  Turns out, I think it is both.  So now I am on the hunt for the most perfect yarn in the most perfect green.  You know, so I can knit the most perfect sweater.  Preferably wool - suggestions?  I won't start it for awhile - the wrist, you know.  But the girls and I are headed to my favorite place at the end of the week (another thing making my heart rate rise) and the tangled yoke is coming along.  It is the only crafty thing I'm bringing.  That will be either disastrous or genius (the wrist,  you know).  Only time will tell.

Finally, Blair sent Emily, Tracy and I our new assignment.  (As an aside, can I just say how happy I am that Blair is back at the blog thing?  So very happy - I really missed her words).  I pulled out the dictionary - man, oh man!  There are lots of choices with this word.


Cover.  Noun and verb.  My initial thoughts surprised even me.  Wordplay is so fun - it gets me thinking in so many different ways.

Enough for a Monday morning.  Back tomorrow with quilt news.



I had a terrible sewing weekend too. It got to the point where I just laughed every time I tried to cut or stitch something because invariably I did it wrong. Fabric cut too short...Liberty fabric that is too precious to waste, crooked stitching, having to unpick everything I started...yup that was my weekend as well. Don't worry about the batting, now you have the perfect excuse to make some place mats. I hope this week is going to be more productive for both of us.


good morning to you! isn't the word wonderful? i love that it's noun and verb (which, incidentally, bloom is too, i realized). and so full of possibilities.

love (love, love) that green sweater. a lot. and all of these racing thoughts, i love them too. you know how i love my racing thoughts!


Oh, crikey. Must knit that february lady sweater. I may have to lift my self-imposed ban on sweater-knitting. So what if I have 201 sweaters. . . .


I am sending good thoughts to your sewing.
I have had those weekends too.


that sweater is so good. it's been working its way up my ravelry queue as each time i look at it i know that i don't want to wait to make it.

wordplay continues to inspire. cover is a great word, and blair's presentation rocks! look at that library card pocket. love it.

thanks for spreading the word about the gocco swap -- i can't wait!!


whoa! hmm, I don't know if I have the stamina to take on the gocco swap this time around, but I want to so badly!

Love the word. Not sure where I'm going to go with it. Hmmm.

Mama Urchin

I love the February Lady Sweater too. So pretty.


I really want to make the February Lady Sweater, too! I'm going to use Dream in Color Classy yarn - not sure what colorway yet. The Happy Forest colorway is very similar to the Sundara color the original sweater used and it's actually easy to get unlike Sundara yarn which is almost impossible to buy!!!


my sewing chant is "pin to win, pin to win."


I can't wait to see what you come up with this time!


Oh the possibilities! What a fantastic word!

And I can see that this swap business is only going to worsen my ever growing NEED for a gocco.

I can't wait to see what you come up with :-)


so glad you guys love 'cover'. As I told emily, i felt the possibilities immediately, hoping you guys do too.

Enjoy your time away. The summer is flying...flying... make the most of it.

Thanks for the welcome back friend.


oh, the lady sweater! i have been drooling over it too. it is on my list. the green is to die for, and I am trying to decide on a shade myself! I did find some great blue sky alpaca, worsted in a kelly green i love. I know it is not wool, but it is so, so soft.
can't wait to see tangled yolk, and all those sewing projects!


the green sweater is gorgeous. and you know me...I'm looking forward to the quilt news.


That Sundara yarn is certainly covetous - that lady can dye!

amy h

I'm trying to get my husband to join the gocco swap -- he's the gocoo-er around here. I just want to see everyone else's prints. :)


Your post is all kinds of things, but all good things! Looking forward to seeing more of your finished pieces. I know what you mean about running out of thread - only for me, it's not reading a pattern enough and not buying interfacing or buttons or such. BTW - I'm started my July Dress-Up Giveaways - come & see.


Okay, I REALLY need to get a gocco! Am I like the only person on the planet that doesn't have one?


Wow, so many links to love here!! I'm also excited to read a little mention of upcoming knitting in your future?!? How is your wrist doing? I hope you'll be up to some knitting in time for fall! :-)


Oh, I am loving Pam's February sweater also! I didn't comment below, but your quilt is just beautiful.


oh yeah. pams sweater. i love it too. but probably won't get around knitting it until february!

must stop saying a need a gocco, and just buy the darn thing already. off to check goodness.


oooh - that is a great sweater. enjoy the new projects!


....and enjoy your trip together too!


Yummy green sweater! I wish I could knit but I am terrible at it. I just had surgery yesterday for tendonitis (and a cyst that had grown as a result) in my wrist. It's very good to get it checked out early and take care of the problem before it gets too bad. Good luck!

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