And then there's the knitting...
I've made a couple hats. One was intended for me, made from my handspun and it's absolutely huge on me. So I gave it to Meghann, who ends up with most of my hats. She's very appreciative so I am always happy to hand them over- I know they'll be loved and hand-washed with care.
But there is a project that I really really love right now. It's a baby quilt for one of my friends who is due on January 20th and is having a little girl! Since quilting is new and fun and exciting I wanted to make a girl quilt but not necessarily a baby quilt. I dug through tons of quilt patterns but I didn't find anything I could make (still very much a beginner quilter) that I liked any better than the Swoon quilt I started in May. So I figured I'd make it 2x2 instead of 3x3. That's a huge child's quilt, but it should be fun. It's made with bright but girly colors and I hope she can use it for years, like have tea parties and picnics on it and you know- quilty stuff. I have the 1st square of 4 done and the second in progress. Instead of a white background, it's a pale lavender. I'm very pleased. If I make a square a day, spend a day putting the top together, a day quilting and a day binding, (mind you- a "day" is a couple hours, not a 9-5 thing) then I should be done Friday which would be great because I highly doubt this fetus is waiting until the due date. I'm also terribly pleased with this quilt because it's giving me a chance to play with my new quilting goodies that I got for Christmas.
So that's it for now. I'm going to finish up this second square and go for a little run before Downton Abbey! Have a fantastic day!