I used Peaches & Cream and the band was tossed, but it's an easy color to spot. I would call it summatime!
I swear when I took it off the needles, it was shaped like a kite. But then, March wasn't my month for performing notably intelligent actions. It's now square (always was) and this was a fun knit and I now have a new cloth for the kitchen! I can't wait to see what Judith comes up with for April!
On the UFO front, I did work another inch into the tank I'm making. It looks the same so I won't put up a photo til it looks more like something wearable. while stash diving one day, I discovered another UFO that deserves some adding to.
This is a Mile-A-Minute afghan my eldest picked for herself um...a couple of years ago? i was going to scrap this for another she chose, but when she saw this, she really wanted it. So, 3 strips down, 7 to go. I was a little taken but the design that popped out of the cammo variegated square.
Does anyone else see an Awareness ribbon?
I was a month ahead on my squares for the Gracious Parcels Project and those were mailed off to Firefly. More to come.
I also received a surprise from Tani, who so kindly sent me some of her stash to make items for babies and chemo caps for children. Thank you Tani! Some of these items will actually make a trip back to your area to help out those with new babies in need of warm items!
On a weaker note, I caved and bought yarn again. So for the 2... yes 2 yarn diets I'm on:
All I can say is, I'm not doing so good here. But in my weak defense, let me say, my
enablers group decided on a KAL for the Branching Out Scarf. I CAN follow when I have to.
That would be Blue Sky Alpacas’ Alpaca and Silk, a 50/50 blend in Blue I27 Lot 1772-need I say more?
Since I was off the wagon anyway, I thought I'd give the Louet Euroflax Linen a try too-also in a nice denimy blue.
I also received a package from my very first Secret Swap Pal, but I would like to dedicate a post just to her, because she really treated me well, and I don't want to mix her goodies in a monthly recap. So Nancy, in a couple of days I promise! I've been looking through books to find the perfect pattern and this has brought me much relaxation in doing so. Thank you Nancy and Hugs!
So April is shaping up to be a busy month and perhaps a career changing one.
My knit list for April includes:
UFO Resurrection: At least one strip for Kate's Mile-A-Minute Afghan and some noteable knitting on the Ribbon Tank.
Gracious Parcels Project: At least one square for Firefly, but it should really be two.
Dishcloth Fun KAL: Can't wait to see the new one!
The Branching Out Scarf KAL: Adventure in lace knitting!
Some giving back knitting: Baby items
Some stealth knitting.
And not so knitty is:
Career or not?: Remains to be seen, but I was told April 10th there will be news. April 10th being a "soft date". What the heck is a soft date? A night out with a stuffed animal? A tease because they really don't know? Are they gonna take us out for ice cream?
My First Bloggiversary! My first contest too! (insert a wink, wink, nod, nod here)
My wedding anniversary: This week!
A family member's birthday and Easter.
What a month to be already! Hope yours is a good one.