A scarf and a quilt block

This is my Just Enough Ruffles scarf, which I made in the last week or so. It's Sheep Shop 1 yarn, in a watermelon shade. It's knit sideways, with 200 stitches cast on, then a triple increase (!) giving one 600 stitches to bind off at the end. That said, it *is* just enough ruffles... it needs blocking, then who knows what will happen after that :)

And here's my late block for Helen, Miss January. She asked for real African fabrics and applique. Luckily, we met a lovely vendor of African fabrics (and baskets) at the Harrisburg show, so I had these two to play with, as well as another that I ended up not using. This is an African drum; it's not as fancy as the work some of the other girls have done, but I think it looks OK. The beading took forever -- I had to use a small needle, as it was the only one without a bulgy eye, and my hands do not like those little needles at all!

Anyway: I'm caught up on my deadlines again. Whew. (Yes, I know I'm late with January, but I promised Helen I'd mail this block today -- not realizing it was a holiday at the time -- so I *do* feel good about finishing it yesterday.

Maybe, just maybe...

I think I might have fixed my internet connection. Of course, I hope I did, but boy, those were fairly obvious mistakes if that's the case :) Ah well... I got a LOT of knitting done and a little sewing while without, so that's not all bad. Now, I need to do a few things, including photographing said knitting and sewing; I'll be back later to share.



... Has got me down! In trying to fix my wireless, I broke it completely. I'm sure it'll be better after I uninstall and reinstall the router -- as a password-protected connection now that I have lots of neighbors -- but that's a drag. And a long process! Have just spent some time reading blogs on my 'berry... Functional, but tedious, I'm afraid. Guess I'll just knit more tonight; the router will have to wait for the weekend :)
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