Inside Projects

February has been a month of extremes — we’ve had two snowstorms almost back to back, with winds blowing snow into 2 ft drifts and temps in the ‘record-breaking’ category.  Today, just a little over a week after the 2nd storm, we will have sunny skies and temps at almost 80 degrees.  Change has been ‘norm’ for this winter month of February — and, after living in Oklahoma for over 60 years, I’ve learned how to handle those weather ‘swings’ by doing this:  when the weather is mild, you do as many outside projects as possible — and when the weather is wild, you turn to inside projects.  

Here’s a couple of ‘inside’ projects that kept me busy over the past few weeks ::

Sewing up a lap quilt just for me — with log-cabin blocks started over 15 years ago.  It was such fun digging through all the cat prints given to me by family/friends and then stitching them together.  Now, I just need to work on a pieced backing for this quilt and get it finished before another 15 years rolls by !

A little knitted vest that totally surprised me — cast on and completed in 3 days — and, it’s adorable.  I think I know a little dark-haired beauty it just might fit.  Such a simple/easy pattern found on Raverly ( love, love this website — I could not have finished this project without all the helpful notes posted by other vest knitters).   Enjoyed knitted the first vest so much, I’m currently knitting a spring green vest for a certain 3 year with red curly hair.  Hopefully I’ll have it finished early week; and, with 5 grand-daughters, I’m sure there will be more ‘vest knitting’ in the coming months.  

Two wild winter storms – two ‘inside’ projects — now, I just need to get outside and work on some of those ‘outside’ projects while the sun shines on these mild winter days.

Note:  Vest – Yarn, 2 strands – one each of Plymouth Encore and Paton’s sock yarn.  Pattern (Plain Vest) by Anna & Heidi Pickles – size 1 is free – a PDF multiple size pattern can be purchased from their website.


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Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mom, MoMo, and Friend Sewing, Knitting, Baking, and Gardening. Preserving and sharing all the 'bits & pieces
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