Planning for creativity
Tomorrow we’re off for a long weekend. My talented, creative, beautiful girl is graduating from college. Shocking, really, but there’s enough logistics involved the next couple days to keep me from focusing on that part. Four days, lots of family going (15 or so), a 5 hour drive each way, an invite to a BBQ, hotel with swimming pool, restaurants, etc. Not to mention laundry and packing and boarding dogs and oil changes and…you know the drill.
So it’s decision time:
- I cut a couple dozen 1 1/4″ hexagons papers for my Midnight Garden quilt, and if I bring the background with me I can make the hexagons AND applique them in place.
- I’m playing a bit of catch-up (maybe more than a bit) on my Evenstar shawl. It is lace, so when I have quiet time….IF I have quiet time.
- I could cast-on for Brandywine in the amazing yarn I got from Liberty’s Yarn. Sockingbird in Lucia. So pretty, and so tempting, but I really am trying to finish something – anything.
- I also have a pair of socks I started last year from Wendy Johnson‘s book “Socks from the Toe Up”. Knit in gorgeous Lisa Souza Sock yarn (The Shores). I think I got lost on the heel turn (nobody’s fault but my own – I haven’t done many toe-up socks). It’s a beautiful light cream/blue/green yarn, so it might be a good car project with lots of time to noodle out where I got stuck.
Did you think I was going to put it up for vote? Sorry. Now that I look at the list, it’s easier to choose. #1, 2 & 4 (and maybe #3). How’s that for decision making?
I’m also trying to figure out how I can sneak off for a trip through Paradise Fibers. I’m hoping to see the Schacht Matchless in person. Yes, I have heard every voice that said “try all the wheels before you pick one”, but that darn thing makes me want to weep just looking at pictures of it. I’m months away from buying (no, really), but if I could just touch it…..swoon.
I am bringing my laptop (of course) so hopefully I’ll post a few updates and photos along the way.