Two projects I’d been working on were both coming close to getting finished when they simultaneously ran into problems. The yarn I’d been using to knit a cardigan had a previous life as a wantabe sweater that got frogged several times and then finally frogged and forgotten about. Then, I found the perfect project for this yarn to become a short sleeved cardigan and after twice ordering one or two more balls of yarn online I was finally rounding the finish line when the last row was being knitted and the yarn was becoming impossibly short. I have to wait on the last ball of yarn to make its way to me through the mail before this project sees it end.
Then I was working on a table runner. I liked the way the Easter runner that tim’s mom made brightened up the kitchen and added a homey feel to the room. After seeing Salt & Chocolate’s version of the table runner, I was inspired to make my own using log cabin squares. Log cabin squares are so easy and addictive. This project was getting its finishing touches when I decided the quilting was too busy to appreciate the fabrics I’d chosen and so I ripped out thousands of stitches. In the end I’m happy with the simple design.
Its funny how crafting, which usually brings me peace and appreciation can also cause me such grief and stress. In the end the stress will be forgotten.