If you want more information on the ravelry v usoc brouhaha this is not the post to read about it.
Since I can not call this by the name that is forbidden, I will not follow the traditional time line for the games. The end date for my version of the games will be in early October just before my birthday.
My summer projects have already started, in fact earlier this month, I began. Much earlier than the traditional games beginning of course.
In the last 7 days I did an afghan in both knit and crochet. It has been worked in red heart worsted weight acrylic yarn. It took 30 hours to complete. The dimensions were were 6 ft by 4 ft.I did not write a pattern for this afghan, but I think that I captured the spirit of a fisherman’s sweater. I hope that the young couple that I gave the afghan to really enjoy it.
I have decided that this year I will be finishing all of my works in progress. I have two afghans to knit and crochet. I need more washcloths, I also need dish cloths. I also have quite a bit of mending to do, and I need to take in most of my clothing, since I have become the incredible shrinking woman.. For sewing, I have several dresses to make as well.
I will be fixing several things around the house, and working in my garden. I plan to paint my sewing room, and decorate it, to make it more cosy.
For exercise, I will be doing physical fitness goals which include an hour of exercise at the YMCA in Worthington, daily.
Spiritually, I will be going to Mass, as well as beginning my studies for the year, which include the Catechism as well as the offerings of several Catholic scholars.
Finally, I will be making a home-made spinning wheel, as well as a loom.
In the meantime, I have quite a few projects to get to work on , and I think I better get my tail in gear.
My needles and hooks will be flying and I will be racing to the finish with my yarns and thread.
Will I get these projects done? I’ll post my victories and tragedies as I go. I may feel the agony of defeat, but I look forward to the challenge.
I will be “replacing” my Olympic television watching, with listening to music and audiobooks. I think that that is a cause worth perusing.
I’ll be keeping the torch lit, and working harder than ever before. And as I work, I hope you find inspiration too.
Louise Ann Benjamin