In Knitaholics Anonymous the Fourth Step is often the hardest one to really accomplish. In fact, it's often the hardest one after the first step (We admitted we were powerless over fiber - that our lives had become unmanageable). Here's the fourth step:
"Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of our projects."
I've been working really hard on the fourth step lately. Today I decided to photograph my searching and fearless moral inventory in my Knit Nook. It was more than a little scary. I found WIPs that I didn't even know existed. I don't suggest you try this at home unless you're truly ready to deal with the results. I broke down my inventory into four parts
UFOS and FALSE STARTS and FUFOs – Forgotten Unfinished Objects
Projects that will be or should be Frogged
Sit back and be prepared to be shocked. Don't say I didn't warn you. It's not pretty my friends. But I am working on taking positive actions to resolve this list and re-instate some sanity into my life.
BF's Wedding Gift – brown Supercashmere Blanket
Skip Along Socks for the Knitting Central Sock Club
Oh So Soft Baby Blanket in Navy Blue
Warm Up America blanket for Jackson Recovery Center– purple & reds
Pixie Jacket baby gift (Has Sidneyalready outgrown this gift?)
Spring Lace Socks – Danni Knits pattern – pink & lilac yarn from James of Fibre Alive
Prayer Shawl Ministry blue toned striped seed stitch blanket
Purple Mistake Rib scarf for Jackson Recovery Center
Prayer Shawl – Homespun blues
Argyle Baby Vest
Purple NewfoundlandMittens Revisited
Regia blue striped socks with Lorna’s Laces blue jeans heels and toes
Almost Argyle – red socks
That's only the WIP portion of my inventory. This is an intense project. I'll follow up with some more searching and moral inventory of my UFOs, FUFOs, To Be Frogged and even some Future Projects.
I found this great LYS in my hometown of Sioux City, Iowa when I was here for my wedding last month. I forgot to share my discovery with you. I found Susan's Yarn Garden via my SIL Debbie. It was just the thing I needed to get back my knitting mojo after this week.
Susan's Yarn Garden is a goldmine in my hometown. Susan, the owner of this LYS, has built a wonderful oasis in Sioux City for all things fibre-related. She has great space, great needles, great fibres, great knitting accessories and more. I think I'll be tempted to return often to my hometown just to add another LYS to my list of favorite shopping spots to feed my knitting addiction.
I decided to offer my boys a sweet diversion this morning after all the sadness of the week. It was fun trip down memory lane for me, too. We went to the local candy factory in Sioux City called Palmer's Old Tyme Candy Shoppe. We had fun looking at the candy factory antiques
My boys were, well, like kids in a candy store
It was a great trip down memory lane in this hometown favorite.
The local TV station - KMEG-14 asked to do a special tribute about Dad on their evening news last night. Click on THIS LINK to watch the interview and tribute to Dad. Once you get to the KMEG home page -you'll need to look at the mini-TV screen for the photo of Bill & Marienne dancing. It's entitled "Loved Ones Remember Dr. Bill Jackson." You might want to get out your Kleenex now.
I hope you like my Peep Show. I made it to wish you all a Happy Easter.
UGH! I'm having major technical difficulties. Trust me on this one. The Peep Show is great. I worked on my own Peep diorama for your enjoyment. I'll have to work out the problems of the camera and try to repost the picture.
March 30 - I finally fixed the glitch. Here's the close-up of some examples of my handiwork. Look! My Peeps are knitting.