15 minutes

I had a whole 15 minutes of sitting and knitting in the middle of the day. I won’t say peaceful because 7 going on 20 told me I needed to oversee the construction of a fairy house. The construction was halted overnight in the search of decent fairy beds. Oh, and it’s not just a fairy house, it’s a fairy motel.

So what did I do with my 15 minutes? I sat here:
mypatioswing
The swing was an awesome mother’s day gift a few years back. It not only is a beautiful place to sit but it’s great for hanging drying skeins and fibers.

This is my view:
myviewfromswing
If you had x-ray vision, you’d be able to see that just under the climbing wall there is the fairy hotel. Of course, I have x-ray vision so all was well with the overseeing.

This is the project I was working on:
wip_forestcan_soylent
Yes, that just might be a new project. The Forest Canopy Shawl in SuperNova colorway Soylent. I was just going to link my kit page only to realize it was dead. So I’ll be spending time this weekend reconstructing that. If you want to see what it looks like go to Susan’s blog. She’s the designer. I just package up kits with my yarn.

In my 15 minutes, I was able to get that much done. I know, impressive. But I was able to work on it at knitting group. I had to deliver yarns and I was considering not staying for the knitting group. I’m glad I did though. Those gals make me laugh.

Keep those contest entries coming. I want to leave it open for anyone to sneak something in this weekend. I’ll announce a winner Wednesday of next week. That way you have a whole week to fess up and tell me your biggest sneak. Or if you’re a goodie goodie, I want to hear that too. There are a lot more of us non-sneakers than I thought. But those of you that do sneak you have priceless stories. I plan to share some of them (keeping the names hidden of course) so if you don’t want your’s shared, let me know.

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11 Responses to 15 minutes

  1. Bridget says:

    I was sad that I had to miss last night! Working late again. I will be there next week, fingers crossed.

  2. Amy says:

    a fairy motel is a cute idea. I need to remember to bring knitting with me. I had 15 minutes yesterday and I had to sit and listen to the radio in the car, feeling all unproductive. Need to remember to send my entry.

  3. Donna says:

    I started Forest Canopy with some handspun using roving I bought from you at Mass. Sheep and Wool. I made a mistake somewhere and put it down in frustration. I think I will pick it up again over the long weekend and get it finished. The colors are just beautiful. Great for the Fall.

    OK – I have just kicked myself in the butt to get moving on it!

  4. Sara says:

    I was glad to see you last night!!

  5. That is a fabulous knitting spot. And today was just about right for sitting outside and knitting even if it was only for fifteen minutes!

    I also like the idea of a Fairy Motel. I imagine that it would get a super AAA rating…

  6. Lynne E. says:

    My favorite sneak story is one that I read ages ago on CompuServe. After an older lady died, her children were cleaning out her belongings, and found a loose board at the back of her bedroom closet. Behind the board was a substantial stash of yarn, hidden inside the wall! Evidently her husband disapproved of her yarn purchases.

  7. knitizen says:

    love that–7 going on 20. i myself have a 6 going on 13 and am relieved to read that i did not imagine this freak reality. cool concept: fairy motel. you need to conjure up a pair of fairy wings for when you want to lift off for some knitting time!

  8. Jennifer says:

    I’ve been looking to get that pattern… And it would be a kit? So tempted.

  9. Husbeast says:

    It’s not just a motel, or so I was told today. There is a long list of facilities and amenities. I replied, “what…no casino?” The answer was, “Ugh…daaaad!” So I guess that’s a no.
    I’m glad you went to group thera…I mean knitting group. You deserve it more than once a week.

  10. carrie says:

    Oooo, my kids are always making and updating their fairy hotels =) Very cool. They put an elevator in the last one, with a little pull-rope to raise and lower it. In case they didn’t feel like flying, I guess. I love the forest canopy shawl! You should do a knitalong. That would be fun…. I love Lynne’s sneak story! lol

  11. Arleta says:

    We need to make a fairy house. Sounds like fun. My little 9 going on 21 would probably love it.

    Look at all of the dyed fiber in your picture! Nice!!

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