Success & Failure
April 28, 2011 § 12 Comments
~ Once I switched to Addi Turbo Lace needles, these socks seemed start flying along. For a month now, I’ve been trying to knit this sock and it felt so painfully hard. And it was coming out a little tight on my 2.25mm Hiya Hiya needles. So I finally broke down and bought a 2.5mm Addi Lace needle. Why oh why didn’t I try these needles earlier?? They make fairisle knitting so much more enjoyable! And I have been faithfully knitting along on this sock in the evenings. I just might get both socks done by the end of May yet.
~ Well, this one could fall under both the success & failure category. But I’m counting it as mostly success… Success that we didn’t give up and that it mostly works. I am nearly done with my horrible Civil War quilt blocks that we have been making at work over the last year. I’m not going to tell you the pattern because it has been a nasty bugger to work with and I don’t want you to face the same challenges we have been having. But I am happy to have completed the last block and now be able to sew the top together. I think it will look better than all the trouble it has caused. Maybe I’ll snap a pic of the finished quilt before I donate it to a good cause.
~ I’ve got two UFO quilt tops ready to quilt!!
~ I heard that the bride loved her quilt!!
~ I actually made it to the gym this morning and it didn’t kill me!
~ My asparagus looks like poo. Our challenge this month in my Flickr quilting bee is vegetables. I think I may have to find a different vegetable to sew. What a waste of a perfectly fine background fabric.
~ One of the trees we planted last year to cover up our neighbors horrible eyesore deck has died. I need to go buy another one to replace it.
~ I haven’t been exercising much since January for various reasons and it is depressing how quickly all strength and stamina is lost.
Don’t let the failures drag you down. And enjoy the successes. I hope your weekend is filled with more success than failure!