Playing Catch up

Friday, July 23, 2010

It's been a busy few weeks around here, so sorry for being light on the crafty posting these days. Here's the brief, bullet point list of some of what's been going on...
yoke is finished!
- I finished knitting and blocking my Hela cardigan. I tried it on for kicks and nearly died of heat stroke. The words "Get me out of this thing" may or may not have been yelled to Jon during the process. Once I pick out a zipper, I'll begin the steeking process.

lounging + knitting
- I (along with the kitties) cast on for Jon's Icelandic Sweater, Stapi, last Wednesday, but have not touched it since. He picked out the yarn colors and pattern on our trip to Toronto in March.

Stapi sweater project for Jon

so delicious Dark Chocolate Almond Coconut Bar
- Jon and I discovered the most fabulous ice cream bars! If you like Almond Joy, you'll love these So Delicious Dark Chocolate Almond Coconut Bars. Yum Yum!

catching up on bee blocks
- I'm a bit behind in my bee blocks, so I'm going to be busy this weekend playing catch up. If all goes well, 3 out of 5 of these will be on time!

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- I'm also participating in the Doll Quilt Swap #9 this year. My partner likes bright colors and graphic designs, so it's right up my alley. I've been tossing around ideas in my head for quite a while now and hope to finish up the quilt this weekend. My quilt from round #7 was featured on Angela's favorites list on the Doll Quilt Swap blog last week. Thanks, Angela!


  1. The sweater is coming along nicely, although you must have central air because I couldn't take all that wool in this heat! Good luck on playing catch up...I am trying to get my bee blocks coordinated for August...they might just make it on time :)

  2. hmmm. those ice cream bars look delicious!

  3. Nice job finishing the sweater! Good luck on the steeking. I didn't realize that you are participating in DQS9. Can't wait to see what you come up with. (in my dreams I am your partner for the swap) :)

  4. I love the sweater. I made a sweater out of Donegal Tweed once and even in the winter its almost unbearable to wear. I'm waiting for a trip to Ireland to put it on again.
    Also, love the color combo for Jon's sweater!

  5. Oh steeking! How exciting! I have always been intrigued by the Doll Quilt Swap. They look amazing.

  6. looks like you're catching up just fine.
    *beautiful completed sweater!
    *how fun to make on for Jon.
    *I am so finding those ice cream treats!

  7. it does look like you've been busy! i really like your sweater. i can only how roasting how it must have been in the heat we have been having this week!

  8. I love the bits of fushia in your sweater design. As someone who barely knits, I'm in awe of your knitting skills. Someday we ought to swap a quilt for a sweater ....

  9. You've been busy. I'm impressed that you're able to function in this heat. I've been moving in super-slow-mo lately. Thankfully, the basement remains cool. Is there where you've been hanging?

  10. Crafty craziness going on in your neck of the woods! Steeking terrifies me! Best of luck with that...I can't wait to see how the finished sweater turns out!

  11. The sweater really looks pretty, and hot.. yes! That ice cream bar is right up my alley, your teasing me with that photo! I am going to be behind this month on my bee block for Natalie, oops :(

  12. Love love love the sweater! It is so beautiful! I can't wait to see the one you are making for Jon, he picked great colors. Have I ever mentioned to you how adorable your kitties are?

  13. man, that sweater is gorgeous!
    and i sooo want a bite of that ice cream! yum!!

  14. You've been busy!! cant wait to see what you do for you swap!!
    and that ice cream bar.... it look delicious!


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