I got all of the bibs finished off this weekend, so once Gorgeous Girl wakes up we’ll be making a trip to the post office. I hate going to the post office here and so put it off until there’s a load of mail to be sent…
I made some cards for birthdays and things yesterday. It’s been a while since I had all the paper and stuff out, so it was good to play with that again.
It doesn’t show up well in the picture, but there are water-marked turtles on the side of the card.
The pictures on the front of the cards came from a 2007 desk calendar from Australia Geographic magazine.
I currently have lots of works in progress. First there’s the hand quilting. I’ve revised my expectations, with 29 blocks and a border to go there’s no way the quilt is going to be ready for the March (3rd) guild meeting, so I’m aiming for April to be finished, finished. Then there’s the nine patches for my leaders and enders project, and 4 items on the knitting front.
The sock for Mum is coming along nicely. It’s not yarn I would have chosen myself, but Mum liked it.
Yesterday I cast on for a sock for me, I love this colourway.
I’m loving how the pattern is knitting up.
The cardigan for the local hospital is coming along nicely. I’ve nearly finished the body.
Then it’ll just need the sleeves and finally I’m hoping to start a knitted dress for Gorgeous Girl today, if the latest swatch shows that I got gauge…
There has also been some reading.
2008 Book List
7. On – Adam Roberts
This is a science fiction novel about a post-apocalyptic earth, it started off very slowly, got very exciting towards the middle and then petered out at the end. I hated the ending and would not recommend this one.
8. The Origins of Satan Elaine Pagels
This was really interesting, it’s an academic study on the way the Jews and then the early Christians developed a theology of Satan and identified the devil with those who opposed them. It was really interesting.
So far this year I’m averaging just under a book a week, I used to read a lot more, but crafting kind of eats into that.
Well, the house is quiet, the child is sleeping. I’m off to make a birthday card for Preview »my Mum (I’m determined to be better with birthdays this year, last year was a write-off, I missed everyone’s – I kept forgetting about the 3 – 4 weeks postage time needed), do some ironing, put away some of the washing and then, if Gorgeous Girl is still sleeping, settle down to stitch on my quilt.