Despite the online quietness, it’s been busy at Hadenmaiden’s House. Though I started 2019 determined that I wouldn’t be bound by lists this year, I seem to have committed to rather too many things (again). I’ve managed to make some good progress on several projects, and have a couple of finishes which means I can … More Excuse # 238
I finally made a bit of a start on the blanket squares for this year’s long KAL. Managed to get 7 squares from 1 x100g ball. I have 10 balls each of 2 colours, so if this is typical, I should get around 140 squares in total. There are 30 different squares to choose from, … More In the blue corner
Finally got around to starting the Dutchman’s Puzzle quilt. I took the makings of the first block to craft group on Monday, and now have one of the35 blocks I will need. The colours don’t show up very well, hopefully the next progress picture will rectify that. biggest lesson learned this week – using the … More 1 down, 34 to go
Having fully intended (and trying!) to get my craft projects organised at the end of 2018 for a good start on 1 January, I find that a week into 2019 I’m still sorting out. The quilt log sheets that I downloaded last week made me realise that I have two ongoing projects that need updating, … More Time to get on with it, then!
After a concerted effort this week I finally finished off the Neat Ripple that I started last year. One more tick on the project challenge for the year!
One of the project challenges for 2017 is a project using a technique that I haven’t used before. I could still do with some more socks for the April trip, so decided to do socks with an afterthought heel. Part of the beauty of an afterthought heel is that you can use a contrast yarn easily … More Before the afterthought
10 days into January and all challenges are at least started. Asclepias hat and gloves completed this evening will count for a point in the FGF17 points challenge, as well as ticking one of the projects for the project challenge. Shadow of the Ripper is a book published today, so it’s a box ticked on … More Asclepias and the Ripper
The last few months have been very much focussed on a sizeable research project, which has seen me putting in regular 50 hour weeks- great fun, but tending to push other activity out of the window. I’ve been working on a plan to rebalance my activity for 2017. The genealogy plan has been described earlier, … More Plan, part two
It appears that the title of my previous posting was prophetic – three months since this blog has been updated, and no excuse, other than having too little week to pack my list into. Knitting has been virtually non existent. Crochet hasn’t happened. The usual four Christmas cakes have been reduced to two. Family tree … More Self-fulfilling prophecy?
Only one more full week and we’ll have Easter upon us – I must be getting older than i give myself credit for; the weeks are just disappearing before my eyes. I’d thought finishing work would leave hours ahead of me to do all of those things that I have on my ‘to do’ list. … More 36 hour day required