Never Let a Distraction Get You Down

Despite the requirement for me to put my nose to the grindstone of tax preparation, I have spent some time with needles this week <g>.  Persistence and procrastination with the mundane led me to extensively on my prayer afghan, the Cabled Afghan from the Lion Brand Site. Despite some un-knitting I am almost finished with it. I decided to meet the commitment to blog writing before completing it and know I will be done before the end of tomorrow. It is as long as I am and should be warm and comfy as wraps the recipient in prayers and love.

Prayer Afghan with Lion Brand Yarn Cabled Afghan Pattern

Prayer Afghan with Lion Brand Yarn Cabled Afghan Pattern

I also, went to a local yarn shop, Creative Yarns in Macon, 45 minutes north of here for a beginning lace class. This was fun because I actually learned in person to person sphere instead of deciphering you tube videos, books or patterns. Those modes of learning are great, but feedback from an expert in-person really is invaluable. I am glad to find this shop and found the Tammy and Kathy to be personable, warm and caring. Even though I have knit lace, I was able to pick up several tidbits of information that I will incorporate in improving my knitting.

Lace Knitting Class Pattern, One repeat completed in worsted weight cotton on size 7 needles.

Lace Knitting Class Pattern, One repeat completed in worsted weight cotton on size 7 needles.

The other thing that I found is a group of women that  if I can bring myself to trek the distance are caring and willing to share. The shop has groups three times a week for open knitting. I am looking forward to improving my knitting techniques.

Still to be completed is the Veteran’s quilt, I have worked on it, using stitch-in-the ditch for outlining blocks, I am probably 50 percent complete on this portion. I also, have the Give Thanks Cross Stitch to frame. I am anxious to complete all the filing and tax prep work so I can move on to more fun activities. Unit next week, Needle on!

Hope

 

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About Sew Hope Needles

I am an avid needlework aficionado that loves to learn various needlework arts such as cross stitch, needlepoint, sewing, knitting and quilting. I enjoy making these projects for family and friends and as community service projects.
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