Random updates

After Tuesday’s megapost about my unfortunate encounter with blueberry toddler poop (thanks for all your great comments!), I haven’t had much time or energy to post. But here’s just a little update:

  • I haven’t done anything more on Cozy since Tuesday night – I just haven’t been able to sit and give it the attention it needs. I’m bummed about this. I must admit that part of my failure to work on it is just out of discouragement.
  • I’ve been doing a few rows a day on my Never-Ending Baby Blanket for Baby J. It’s just a basic diagonal garter stitch blanket, done in Rowan Baby Soft. But I’ve never been able to maintain any momentum on it b/c it’s kind of boring.
  • I frogged and restarted the Simply Lovely Lace Socks, which are looking much lovelier this time. Thanks again to Leilalu for helping me figure out what I was doing wrong with the picot edge!
  • I’m still avoiding finishing seaming on the two dinosaurs I made.
  • I finished sewing my dress! I had my last sewing class on Wednesday and I finished 18 minutes before the end. I’m so proud! I need to take it in a bit on the sides and give it a good ironing, but otherwise it looks pretty nice. I hope to post pics soon. [It’s pretty amazing to be able to crank out a major FO like this in roughly 10 hours. 10 hours of knitting would produce far less. But I find knitting far more enjoyable, of course.]
  • I’m discovering that I’m likely to be the same kind of sew-er that I am knitter – one with too many WIPs to count. I anticipate that this could be more problematic with sewing, since it involves having lots of fabric and tools and patterns scattered all over the place.
  • I suddenly find myself wanting to learn to quilt. Note to self: you have too much on your plate already, let it go.
  • Towards meeting my 2nd birthday goal, I started taking Italian classes yesterday! I’m delighted to discover how similar it seems to Spanish, which I used to speak fluently (I’m a little rusty with it currently but have discovered that it’s not too difficult for me to pick back up when I need to).

I don’t usually take classes, let alone 2 in a row, but there’s just so much I want to learn these days, and this summer I seem determined to learn them.

Okay, I’m off to do a little more on the blanket and the socks before I go to work. Ciao!

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