I didn’t cast-on for this:

p=. Filet Heart

I did finish it in one evening though. I’ve wanted to try filet crochet for awhile. I didn’t have any crochet thread (not sure I’d like it if I had it) so I just used some sock yarn and a size E hook. It was quick and fun. “This project on ravelry.”:http://www.ravelry.com/projects/starzabove/filet-heart-coaster

I didn’t cast-on for this either:

p=. StarzAbove Star

But it did become another WIP(Work In Progress) somehow. “My crocheted star project on ravelry.”:http://www.ravelry.com/projects/starzabove/beths-little-star-afghan

I did finish this:

p=. Fayes Hat

And the explanation for the odd colors, is that I decided since this was really just a _test knit_ I would also use it as an example to show everyone how much better cables look in lighter colored yarn. I really didn’t like this hat, I only designed it for a customer who had chosen a WAY complicated cable fiasco out of Vogue Knitting to do so she needed a more simple cable hat pattern for her first cable knitting project. It’s knit flat though. I have worn it around a bit and I don’t hate the hat anymore. I just didn’t particularly enjoy knitting it. I have so many other things that I could have been knitting instead. “Faye’s Hat Knit Flat on Ravelry.”:http://www.ravelry.com/projects/starzabove/hat-knitted-flat-for-faye

And here are 2 more things that I finished (please ignore that neither of them entered my WIP(Works In Progress) line-up, but they were quickly on and off the needles and both have _’time’_ issues:

p=. Joels Daughter Afghan Square 1

p=. April 2008 Monthly Dishcloth KAL

The first is an afghan square for a dearly departed fellow “Raveler’s”:http://www.ravelry.com daughters. I’ve been thinking of the two young girls so much while I knit on this square and the second one that I have started. My heart really goes out to the two of them as well as their Mom, Joel’s wife. The store is “HERE”:http://www.ravelry.com/groups/afghans-for-joels-girls on Ravelry. Such a tragedy. I’ll also be doing 2 or 3 smaller squares for the other young girls that were in the other car during the accident and knitting on a shawl for Joel’s widow that is being passed around. Sometimes it’s all we can do to just knit.

The second is the “Monthly Dishcloth KALhttp://groups.yahoo.com/group/MonthlyDishcloths/ cloth for the beginning of April. It does scream spring.

Check out the shoe that one of our regular -customers- friends at the shop brought us from Holland, -Michigan- where she hails from when on a recent visit back to her home town. “She”:http://www.ravelry.com/people/dena1975 is a sweetheart!

p=. YarnAlong Shoe

In Chicken Pox news I am happy to report that we are on the downside and counting down mere days to the end of our epidemic. Fever reducers are no longer being dispensed. Oatmeal baths are done given. All children are sleeping soundly. Thank Goodness!!

All of my ramblings I bring to you as I distract myself from the tragedy in my life to focus on the pleasant blessings. I hope it distracts you from tragedies in your life, as well, and reminds you just how much you have to be thankful for – it sure has done so for me.