31 March 2011

Quick and Icy

That's my update for today. Like the wintry mix that came through last night.

Icy is really taking shape this week. I think I have just enough braid for his shiny little belly and the twelve stitches on the corner of the block by his foot, and that reel of braid is done. I know that I really don't have that much more work on him, and he's done, but what's left is intimidating. Icy has a large booty that needs filled in, and those little squiggledy things are taking about an hour each to finish. So he is getting put away for a little bit, but I promised myself that the only large project I can work on is Barn Kitties til he gets done.

My Crazy January Challenge is nearly hopelessly off course at this point, but I'm hoping to get that back on track soon too. I've done most of the small ones, now I'm on the middle ones, which can be a little intimidating, but I'm trying to remember, it's one stitch at a time, or it will be, once Icy's finished, LOL. I took Sugar Plum Fairy to work this weekend, but didn't get a lot accomplished. I was too busy reading The Art of Racing in the Rain. It's an interesting book, told from a dog's perspective as his life comes to a close. I choked up at the end, but it was good. I really enjoyed it. I'm reading Marge Piercy's Sex Wars now, about women in 19th century New York. I've started it a few times, but never got very far, but I just stuck it out and I have to say, it's really good. I also enjoyed her book, Gone to Soldiers, about World War 2. It's funny, because I don't like her modern stuff, but she is a great historical writer. She's made me want to read more about Victoria Woodhull and the Comstock laws, so that's a plus for her.

Well, have to run. Hopefully, Spring will get the memo that April is here.


Shelleen said...

Icy looks great.

Pumpkin said...

Icy IS looking awesome!

LOL! Now that's why I didn't go into that challenge because I know myself and I wouldn't stick to it ;o)

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls