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All the bits and pieces…

So it took every bit of 24 hours — less the 4 or 5 hours I spent asleep — to finish all the pieces for the Moorish Mosaic Afghan. And here they are in all their messy and stringy glory:

Last Wednesday, I had all the large motifs save one finished, which means between Thursday and now, I’ve crocheted one large hexagon motif, 20 square motifs, and 16 triangle motifs. I’m sick of crochet right about now. In fact, I think I’m sick of yarn right about now. I think I’ll let all the bits of pieces of this afghan and everything else rest for a few days, and read a book.

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Progress report

Four hours left in the knit marathon…I have six more triangles to make and then assembly can commence. It looks like the afghan is the only thing that will even approach being done. I’m awfully bored with holding a crochet hook and really really really want to pick up some knitting needles, but I’ve promised myself I will at least get all the motifs made before doing so.

Pics will be posted as soon as the triangles are done.

Sooooo tired.

What? Hmm? No, I’m not sleeping!

Really, that wasn’t me who wimped out and crawled into bed around 6 am. It was some other knit marathon lunatic who looks like me.

Actually, when I visited Cheryl Marie‘s blog after my last entry to see how she was doing, I saw she had given herself permission to sleep. Somehow I missed that part of the rules. And so, four hours later, I actually feel human again. I’ve got a pot of coffee on, and a bowl of oatmeal and a couple of scrambled eggs waiting.

Bring on the yarn! I’m ready again!

Approaching the end of hour 12

Productivity has slowed down immensely. Since my last post, I’ve only managed to complete five triangles. Now, these triangles take a grand total of about 20 minutes each. But I keep nodding off. In fact, I curled up under the blankie in the recliner for close to an hour along about 2:30 am.

And I’m a bit peeved with BBC America at the moment. They had been advertising all day the other day about a Being Human marathon, leading up to the premiere of the new season at 9 PM Monday night. At least, I thought it was Monday night. Apparently my brain is fuzzy because now I can’t remember when it was. It’s certainly not on now, which is when I thought it would be. Instead, we have BBC World News. I can’t handle news and legitimate information at the moment. Grrrr. Guess it’s back to Stargate SG-U.

It may be time to make a pot of coffee…

Well into hour 7

When my husband came home from work about 7ish, I told him I had decided to stay up for 24 hours straight and work on yarn stuff. He laughed. “You’ll never make it.” He might be right. I am very tired already. Of course, you would be, too, if you had been up since 6:30 AM, and then decided in late afternoon to stay awake until early evening the next day. By the time this thing is over, assuming I haven’t passed out, I will have been awake for roughly 38 hours.

I took a hot shower about 11ish, which was refreshing. And I think I need to make a pot of coffee. On second thought, coffee can wait. A good strong cup of tea will do for now. Stargate SG-U is helping keep my eyes open.

Spouse went to bed about 30 minutes ago. It’s extremely rare that he retires before I do.

So far, I’ve completed 4 loads of laundry and all the small squares for the Moorish Mosaic Afghan. The triangles are up next. I’ll post pictures when I get the triangles done.

This is Cheryl Marie’s fault

So, in a fit of insanity, I’ve decided to join Cheryl Marie in her knit marathon. Besides deprive myself of sleep, I hope to accomplish several things, in more or less this order:

  1. Finish all the pieces and seaming for the Moorish Mosaic Afghan
  2. Finish the Belle Epoque socks
  3. Finish the Delphine tank
  4. Watch the first season of Stargate SG-U on Netflix
  5. Watch the BBC America marathon of Being Human

Of course, these plans didn’t prevent me from swatching for a new project this afternoon. We’ll see how well I resist temptation to cast on something different. We’ll also see if I’m still married by this time tomorrow evening.