There are now just eight days between me and the deadline for the 2016 North Carolina State Fair.
My progress has been slow at times, but in an effort to jumpstart some finishing mojo, I made this Scooby Doo inspired baby sweater using Moogly’s Eloise baby sweater pattern:
With ends woven in and trimmed, the sweater washed and blocked, and the buttons sewn in place, I was able to place it squarely in the ta-done column, and with that I turned my efforts toward organizing my work space so that over the seven full workdays that remain I have less packing up and putting away to do.
I started by packing up several boxes of things I have been meaning to get out in the mail. Then I swept up dog hair, put away all yarn and crafting tools I am not using for my main project, and (with the help of my youngest son), moved my dining table into the living room so that I could have better light to work by during the day.
With those tasks completed, I moved on and finished tricking out this fan:
and then crocheted two more crazy quilt pieces for the center panel:
I have no choice now but to put on blinders and get to work.
I will have to ignore dog hair, cat hair, dust, and cobwebs. I will be serving more tuna fish and macaroni and cheese over the next few days, but I will continue to move forward, one stitch at at time.