I am a bit behind this month on my posting. But it all goes back to the topic at hand. I have been pretty good most of the time making monthly goals and getting things I want to do done. But every now and again the instant I finish a project, my brain spits out an error message and I get stuck in this loop of “what should I do next?!” Do I focus on catching up a quilt project? Or maybe work on freeing up a knit project? Or perhaps the cross stitch project? And that’s precisely what happened after I finished my latest Sock Madness socks. Which I really love how they came out!
I ended up #17 out of 30 to advance to the next round, and then they have given us an optional round pattern which I’ve not started, because I’m hopping around doing all the other bits.
I squeaked in two more of my block a day quilt blocks. Technically I should be done with the inner medallion of squares, but I’m really behind. I was going to measure up the backs for both the snowflake and the chess quilt, but I discovered that I am short a few supplies for the back of the snowflake. So I instead snipped out some of the extra backside fabric from my flake so that when its laid on the batting it won’t look so dark.
Since my other Knit ALong group was also doing socks and I felt like I was cheating a bit being in sock madness; I cast on a sock using some worsted superwash I need to use up (its leftovers from Debora) and I did manage to finish my monthly Hobbit progress! (We are now past the Carrock and moving into Murkwood and spiders!)
And in my midst of not wanting to “fall behind” on my projects I realized that April is the start of the second quarter of the year, so this naturally means I need to work on the second quarter of my tulip cross stitch project.
Between all this I’ve been trying to keep up on my gardening and housekeeping (hey the linen closet got sorted and refolded!) And I’d like to say that all that stuff was the reason I was a bit later updating the blog. But in reality, my brain was looking at things that weren’t done and things yet to get done and it felt like this ominous cloud of “Not finished!” “Undone!” “Incomplete!” right up to the point I wrote this post and sorted out photos and realized… progress even when its not a finish on all of these things has been moving right along.
Now… what should I work on today?