Me, Miles & Flax

The beginning ….


Me, Miles & Flax


Sweltering heat & humidity, Miles in the background, windows open, children playing, sounds of summer outside on the street, what else was there to do but enjoy and start Flax?


  • Finish upper body by: 7.12.2014
  • Finish remainder of body by: 7.21.2014
  • Finish sleeves by: 7.28. 2014
  • Weave ends and block by: 7.29.2014
  • Submit for grading 2 days before deadline!!!!

As Tracey said — “may your needles be on fire”; here’s hoping they are!  Cause in my head I can hear my cousins, Ann & Sabs, “you can do it DaisyMae!”

Finally, Flax

Y’all must be tired of this now — the endless swatches, the yarn agony, the inability to meet gauge after washing a million swatches — it’s okay, y’all can tell me the truth.  I know you want to say “just start already!!!”   I feel exactly the same way and now, beginning is finally here.   😀

I should have started this sweater 3.5 weeks ago since it’s my Harry Potter Knitting & Crochet House Cup project.  Yeah … I signed myself up for that.  The thing is, the submission date for completion is July 31st.   You got it!  I have 37 days to knit like the wind and finish this sweater.  Flax … the bane of my sweater making existence.   But you’re so pretty … I can’t break up with you even after this kind of swatching abuse.  😛    It didn’t help that my surgery recuperation did NOT turn out the way I thought it would so I lost more time than I expected.  Le sigh.

Distract yourselves from my crazy “I’mgonnadothisinamonth” talk by the pretty shades (magenta and pacific) of Cascade 220.  Pray for me!  And yourselves, cause this is all I’ll be taking about crafting wise for the next 37 days.  Yeah … get use to it!  😀

Flax Finally

At least I have the yarn caked.  Whose going to give me points for that?  😛