I can explain. There are a lot of reasons for the brief blog absence, but here’s the main one.
I finally made it into the 21st century and got an iPhone. To say that I’ve been captivated by it would be an understatement. I can finally get rid of all those little bits and pieces of paper and the paper so-called organizer that is NEVER in sync with anything else around here.
So. Here were the April goals.
I have some Corgi Hill True Blood Red fiber that I started last summer, spindle spun. I’m going to get half of it spun up.
The wheel project is that Spunky Eclectic fiber. It’s Targhee wool, the color is called Flannel. I’ll show you a photo next time, it’s gotten dark here and photos just aren’t working tonight. I want to FINISH that!
Get the bodice done on the Faery sweater, and start a sleeve.
Really, those damned brown socks that I’ve been knitting forever need to be done. I promise that if I don’t finish them by the end of April, that I will burn them in the backyard in a spectacular sacrifice to the goddess of knitting. Really. I’ll take pictures.
And how did I do? I got part of a batt of the red fiber spun, but nowhere near half. I didn’t come close to finishing the Targhee fiber. I have an excuse for both of those, which I’ll show you later. I’m very easily distracted, as most of you know if you’ve been following me for very long.
I did finish those brown socks. Thank God, I’d have hated to have to burn them in the back yard. Besides, it’s been raining here so much that I doubt I’d have gotten a fire started.
I didn’t come close on the Faery sweater. Here’s where I am.
So I did actually work on it. I’ve gotten most of the left front done, I only have a few rows left before I can put it on a holder and work on the back section. At this rate I might finish it in time to wear for NEXT winter.
I did read a couple of books, and I also did 8 blog posts in April. Plus several levels of Cut The Rope on my new phone. Don’t even ask.
And what was that excuse for not getting any spinning done, you might ask?
That’s 4 ounces worth of a very dirty Romney fleece, from a sheep named Peggy. Here it is getting a bath:
And here it is, much cleaner:
I think I’ve officially lost my mind. I have another pound of this, but can’t quite face it at the moment.
How about goals for May? I probably should set some before the month is over.
I really want to finish the body section of the True Blood Faery section.
I want to finish the Targhee spinning.
That’s it. I’m not over-reaching this month.
So if anybody has some cool, you-can’t-live-without-them iPhone apps, let me know about them in the comments. Just remember, for every game recommendation you send me, I’ll get that much less knitting done.