The year is almost half over and it’s been a pretty sucky year for me. I’m not complaining (much), because I know there are always people who have suckier lives than I do. But after Throne Con III, which was a blast — and the fun in Liverpool, London, and Tunbridge Wells, I came home to some bad news. My mom was back in the hospital… and this time, it was pretty bad. After a week of visiting her in the hospital, she finally passed and I lost my mom.
Suffice it to say, I was bummed. I don’t think I’ve gotten over it yet, still. I’m still in a fog. Some people might call it a depression… a walking depression. I guess I’m a high-functioning depressed person… I managed to finish another panel for my blanket. This time, I finished the Seaworth panel.
I have also started the Frey sigil panel for the red wedding blanket, but I had run out of the grey I needed and Knitpicks was out of the yarn until June. I managed to snag the last 2 skeins of yarn I needed in cobblestone so I could finish, but not before I put the project aside and started the House Bolton sigil in its place.
Then, I started to get tired of knitting altogether and started cross stitching. I must admit that I do like the end product of a cross stitch project. I’m currently working on a portrait of Jamie Sives (Jory from Game of Thrones), though the picture itself is not of Jory. Of the 12-page pattern, I’ve completed about 2 and a half. The black background will be the hardest and most boring to do, but I decided to save that for times when I want to stitch, but don’t want to concentrate.
I also made myself a small lapghan from the Game of Thrones sigils… I have to finish the back seams (since I did a quilt as you go style)… and still do the border around the quilt. It’s cute, though. My dog seemed to like it a lot. Yes, I embroidered the house sigils by hand first before putting the squares together. This didn’t take me too long. I managed to finish about 2 sigils per week.
So, while I’m in my funk, I’m still making things (slowly). I’m not sure what I’ll be doing with the finished knit blankets. I said that this is the year of “me”, and I wasn’t going to make anything for anyone this year…. but I never follow my own advice. Besides, if I can sell the blankets, I may be able to fund another trip to England and Throne Con IV!
Pics from Throne Con III: