Tuesday, October 17, 2006

In Progress

It seems like everything I'm doing is in progress. Quilt: definitely in progress. Socks: here are two (of many) in progress.

Discontinued Knitpicks yarn

Yarn obtained from Elann at some indeterminate date in the past

They're both second socks, and my Socktoberfest goal is to finish them both by the end of the month. I feel like I'm a very slow knitter, but I think it would help if I actually put in some time working on the socks. I realize that sometimes entire weeks go by and I haven't knit at all, and maybe that's contributing to my slowness - hmmmm. It's getting too cold and dark to knit at soccer practices, so I've lost some time there.

Birthday party prep: in progress. Wouldn't this be a lovely area to have about 10 six and seven year olds carousing for a Halloween themed birthday party this weekend?

Except that it's supposed to rain. I'm working hard to come up with indoor activities to keep them occupied. Today I've printed Halloween themed Bingo cards from this site that have pictures instead of words. We're also doing a foamie craft project (yeah foamies!), bobbing for apples, and an eyeball on a spoon race. If it rains all day we're also going to maybe need to decorate some mini pumpkins and come up with some witches' brew classes. Any other bright ideas are welcome!

I got some good news yesterday evening. I'm very excited that my quilt Grotto was accepted for the C&T Publishing Book (and exhibit) Innovative Fabric Imagery. Yeah!!! The book will be published in 2007, and the exhibit will be at the 2007 International Quilt Festival in Houston.

4 comments:

Coleen said...

H'ween party idea - put icky things in bags and the guests have to guess what it is just by feeling it. Like - cold spaghetti could be brains, olives could be eyeballs, etc... good icky fun!

Diane D. said...

Yeah Coleen - great idea!

Gerrie said...

Congrats on getting in the book. My submission did not get in. I would have entered my grandkids, but as you know, it is out traveling around and wasn't eligible.

Micki said...

Congratulations on the book. Grotto is a great piece.