Things-in-Progress Thursday

Do you ever have one of those weeks where you suspect someone must have put a curse on you? A real "Murphey's Week"? Where nothing goes spectacularly wrong, but not a single thing goes exactly, 100% right? Yeah. Me too! What are you working on this week? This week I'm knitting on two different things; a sweater out of Emma that I've been working on while watching Game of Thrones on Sunday nights. I'm almost done with it... In progress: A Pullover Fit for a Purple Wedding ... and I've been working on my June 12-in-'14 project, out of a skein of Andre in a test colorway for club yarn from last year. Tattered Afshari In addition I've been winding the July club yarn, which is mocking me -- almost every skein is getting tangled in some fashion... so normally while it takes me about five minutes to wind a skein of yarn, it's taking me upwards of 10 to 15 minutes. That might not sound like a lot, but when there's 48 skeins? That's four hours if nothing goes wrong, eight hours if it takes twice as long. So I feel I've been away from the computer more than usual this week, winding, untangling, winding, untangling, and winding! It's so worth it, though. I love the color, love the yarn, and have absolutely loved this round of club as a whole. In ceramics, as I have time here and there this week, I'm trying to glaze enough to fire the kiln. In the next firing will be some of the new jumbo-sized yarn bowls (I fired one a few weeks ago, testing a new painting technique, and while I love the result, the bowl broke in the firing... let's hope the next four that I'm putting in the kiln later today don't suffer the same fate). I also have a couple of custom orders, one of which is a remake from one I fired last time, but it exploded in the kiln. Did I mention Murphey's Law? I'll leave you with a picture from this morning, of That Poor Man's cat - who usually won't have a thing to do with me - "helping" me do a yarn inventory so I know what needs to be dyed. HaldeCraft employees think it's too early in the morning to check inventory and make lists of yarn needs. #cat #catsofinstagram #workingathome #craftlife Yeah. "Helping." HAH! Hope everyone is having a good week!

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