Yesterday was all about getting some kits done up for the trip at the end of the month – when you take off for close to two months you need to make sure you take enough projects!! Some I can’t show as I was cutting out pieces for my stars for the RSC for Sept/Oct and the colors can’t be revealed but I need to get all those cut out in advance. I did have my accuquilt out cutting fabric! Next up is two sets of 36-2.5 inch squares for the 2 blocks each month that I make of those. I will try to get both color sets done today.
I did get some embroidery patterns printed out – these are small – for a table runner for Xmas – redwork, I thought that would be a good project to have along – the patchwork is left over from something from a previous year. I think I will leave the patchwork home and just bring the cloth to trace the patterns on to.
I wanted to show another yarn bundle that I have to bring – this one is bulky yarn, 2 skeins less then the blanket I am making now – this is acrylic yarn and enough for another afghan – 14 skeins that was on another great sale. Less yardage but bulky yarn so I guess that would still be a smaller blanket?
I have the pattern that came with it and one other that was or a shawl but could be made larger – the pattern that came with it was for knitting so I would need to change the design over for crochet. I will decide when I am ready what I will do with it but both patterns will go in the bag with it. If I want to do the cables I have a crochet class or two from Bluprint that tells you how to do cables and I will have computer access and my iPad so would be able to watch when I could. And of course there is always YouTube on the phone if that is all that I have coming in.
I spent some time on the current blanket – this one is coming together so fast I have a feeling it will be nearly done when we leave but I will continue to work on it and it will be great for the bed when we hit the mountains and can be something extra over our legs on cold nights while we travel.
Crossroads from Sunday night — I finished this end and rolled it down
And back to the middle.
Next up to prep besides the 2.5 inch squares for RSC is 4 Daisy Chain blocks – I might take some extra fabric with me for that – but right now I think one more row will make a good table topper size – if I decide I still want to make more I will have the fabric here at home waiting for me.
So I will have the applique to do on Dresden Gardens, RSC for Sept/Oct, Daisy Chain –4 blocks, 2 to 4 xmas redwork embroidery patterns (these are not large) 2 crochet blankets one close to done when we leave and I am seriously thinking of glue basting the other pieces needed for the first corner of Morning Glory – seen last in May — Morning Glory project is probably overkill and I will have way too much with me – but I’d rather have more than less and each of these except the yarn bag doesn’t take up much room in the camper. Surely all of this in time spent at the camper will give me plenty to do – we normally are out most days looking at things and taking walks but most evenings are spent at the camper. It will be getting dark earlier and earlier after we leave and the evenings in the mountains it gets cold quickly.
Would you believe it was 91 degrees by 11 AM yesterday and it got to 95 out here in the country and a hundred in town. Needless to say other than going to the fitness center to ride the bike and stopping at the store to get some much needed ice cream (cashew brand for me no cholesterol) I was inside until evening when I went out to spray the ferns down!
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