I've been reading Julia Cameron's book "Walking In This World", where (among other good things) she suggests that us artists try actually finishing some things. In that vein, I am endeavoring to finish some long-lingering projects cluttering up my workbaskets. There are many more to be unearthed, but these two are currently at the top of the pile:
1. I found these blocks while unpacking, and vividly remember the night ~2 years ago when, in a rare fit of drinking two glasses of wine, I sewed them up. The blocks are a little wonky (never drink and sew!), and the color choices...well. I can't decide what I think about them, frankly, and it honestly seems to depend upon the light. At night, I like them...but in the bright light of day they make me cringe. Also, I have utterly no clue what to use as a border, having used up all the fabrics.
I believe this is the "Next Door Neighbor" Pattern from "More Quilts from The Quiltmaker's Gift" by Joanne Larsen Line.
2. Look, non-train knitting! A rare find in these here parts lately, I know. This is a wonderful, oatmeal-colored alpaca yarn from Frog Tree, which I bought at Knitty City in NYC over a year ago. With any luck, this will be a baby sweater for my as-yet-unborn cousin (or perhaps second cousin? I can never remember...). This is a completely impractical thing to make out of alpaca, as it is hand-wash only and babies are not exactly synonymous with that term...but the yarn is so soft and cuddly that one can easily imagine a baby swaddled up in it. (Pattern is the "wrap top" from "Easy Baby Knits" by Claire Montgomerie).