I finished the tea mats this past weekend to sell for yarn money. Yes, I dream of the day the babes are in school just so I can go to work for yarn. Then I remember what a wreck I will be when I send them off to school. I am so torn. These are made the same way a quilt block would be, and I bind them with Kona cotton strips that I hand sew on. The hand sewing is my favorite part.
I also wanted to share my WIP, the Shetland Shawl Turned Vest or SSTV. The SSTV looks like a lump o' nothing right now, but I have completed the back and almost the entire front, and I just don't want to look at it anymore. There are two reasons:
1. The memories these stitches hold are sad and stressful ones. I was selling our house, Hubby had already moved 500 miles away for the job, and my sweet dog Fiona died. Those 3 months of my life were my worst and even though I love the pattern, I can't pick the thing up without a montage of those weeks running through my head.
2. All of those stitches to pick up that await me. I hate picking up stitches. Really hate it.
Notice my modification: I didn't do the seed stitch between the lace. I hate things that are too ribby and cling to my mama rolls. I like the yarn, Reynold's Whiskey in a gray/purple color. I think I might frog this and make something new and happy.
I'll leave you with the Little Man' s dessert last night. He ate two. And half of mine.