I am currently working on the mitered square blanket from the Mason Dixon knitting book.
As the title of this post suggests, I am conflicted about this project. It takes me an hour and a half to make 1 (one!) square. It takes 80 (eighty!eighty!eighty!eighty!) squares to make this freakin’ blanket. I’m starting to think that this project will be thrown aside (atop the entertainment center, where all projects go to die…) and never see completion. Some people’s houses are haunted by ghosts, mine is haunted by the ghosts of projects past. I seriously cannot remember the last project I completed. It might have been my pink tote bag I sewed (with liner!). But this, sadly is a short lived victory, as I really need to redo the straps, but am too lazy to make the effort.
Everyone likes lists! This is scientific fact!
Projects resting above my TV currently: (in order of oldest)
1: Warm Up America quilt (This was a group project that I was in charge of. All it needs is 2 ends woven in and to call the domestic violence shelter to donate. I am too lazy to do this.)
2: pocket to sew on apron (That is completed! Except that cursed pocket!)
3: Butterfly tea towel to embroider
4: Dress to sew for daughter. (At this point it’s the wrong season and she’ll be too big for it once I figure out the pattern.)
All this concludes that to be successful at crafting it’s probably best if you don’t have some kind of attention deficit disorder. I fear I shall never be successful. To be clear, this doesn’t even mention the projects hid away in plastic tubs or sitting on the nightstand in the bedroom. So we’re talking another 10, at least.
Dee Anna was over tonight to watch Biggest Loser. Or as I like to call it, the best show in the history of television. It was a good time. Afterward, I ate a bunch of ice cream and jalapeno potato chips with guacamole dip. Apparently lesson UNLEARNED!