Thursday, March 25, 2021

Spring break update!

 So far, it's been a good spring break. I've done a lot of things I've wanted to do, and have a solid first draft of my alpaca mystery book! I'm going to send it out to an editor who will review it for consistencies and give me some pointers on doing a good 'cozy'. Stay tuned--I may ask for your help reading it sometime in the near future!

When we last left this shawl, I was worrying about some yardage differences but I think I figured out how to solve it. I just skipped a hunk of the pattern with the color that I'm short of. The whole shawl ends with the color I have enough of, so it will work out OK. Problem solved!

Here is the shawl in all its glory. You can see I have two small balls of one color and one large ball of the second color. Hence the challenge.
It's hard to see this pattern section, but it is a four row pattern with the 'lighter' print and a two row pattern of the 'darker' pink. That should hopefully work out fine. 

More shawl ^^^^.

I've also been doing the cross stitch easter table runner, reading (but not finishing anything), and doing some cooking.  I made crab cakes with crab caught from a local doryman. I made a green curry (Vera, have you done a green curry using Maesri green curry? It is hot hot hot) and last night I made chicken pot pie from scratch (using frozen crust). I'm pleased with everything, I have to say!

There's also been spring cleaning--I did a very, very major dusting of all surfaces that had dust, and also cleaned two out of three bathrooms. It's all nice and shiny which is nice. I didn't get around to cleaning/straightening my craft closet but I'll save that for summer--and retirement.

I've been doing a few more cards and I'll share some of that work tomorrow.

Happy Thursday everyone!


Tired Teacher 2 said...

Beautiful shawl and yarn colors. I think you have found a good solution to the yarn shortage.

Kym said...

You've had a VERY productive break, indeed! I'm so glad you figured out a "fix" for your shawl. It would be a shame to leave it languishing for want of more yarn. (And I'm so excited about your draft! Good for you!)

KSD said...

Good on ya, Twinster! Keep up that energy

Delighted Hands said...

Sounds like a good mix of pleasant Spring clean and crafting for you!