July’s Crafts

July seemed to be one of those months where I was constantly behind on something. The dishes were never caught up, the laundry was endless, the cooking never stopped. It seemed like I was constantly doing something, but not getting anywhere. My anxious self can’t stand months like this last one, so thankfully I took some quiet time and headed for the yarn basket.

I finally finished knitting another scarf. I am a pretty slow knitter, but it is really relaxing to keep my hands busy with knitting needles.

Dylan’s blanket is slowly coming along. I haven’t been able to crochet on this project as much as I have wanted to.

I’ve been playing catch-up with the Temperature Blanket. I was doing well, and crocheting a row a day, and then I got behind for about a week. I keep track of the daily temperature in a journal, so it isn’t too tough to catch back up. This is where I could really use a few more hours in the day.

When the kids are playing outside, I bring along a little project to knit on.

I still can’t figure out how Agnes’ blanket is bigger than Dylan’s. I really did start his first. I don’t think that I am going to reach my goal of having these completed by the end of Summer. I am just running behind, and completely out of time.

Porch crafts. I seem to be living on the back porch while the kids are in the pool. Some days it is a little too hot to crochet on the scrappy blanket, but little knitting is just fine.

I have been asking for a craft space for quite a while. I had some craft storage in the utility room, but it is too hot in the summer, too cold in the winter, and surrounded by utility room stuff. I also have projects in my closet upstairs, and there really isn’t room for anything. I made a suggestion to James, and he set me up a little space under the stairs.

The foyer is the perfect spot for crafting. There is plenty of natural light, and room to get out my sewing machine. I haven’t brought down all of the projects just yet, as I am still trying to figure how to organize the new space.

The only downfall is that the boy’s think it is their spot to play their nintendo switch…

I hope the new space keeps me motivated, and maybe a bit more on the tidy side.