Welcome to March's Winter Project Link Party! Before I get started sharing my progress on Hensfoot, I'd like to discuss a little link party business with you. I plan to host one more party, in April, to wrap up the series. I think it seems like a good place to stop, since it will officially be spring by then, and we might be looking to move on to more seasonal projects. I myself should be finished with my own winter project, Hensfoot, sometime soon, and I'll share a "reveal" post shortly. I have plenty of other things on the go, so there will certainly be something to share in April. I'm really glad to have done this series and if there is interest, I'll be happy to host again next winter!
So, Hensfoot...she's almost there. I keep thinking maybe I'm done, then I add another row or two. It can't go on forever, though. Hensfoot is big, well over five feet long already and I haven't even added a border yet. That will give another couple or three inches on each side, I think, so it will be quite a large blanket when all is said and done. I'm still enjoying the work, but I have to admit that I'm ready to be finished now.
Last month, I was feeling particularly bored with Hensfoot, so I started a cross-stitch project, the Retro Kitchen design I've shared a couple of times lately. It helped immensely to get a new project going. I felt like the change of pace gave me new inspiration to get Hensfoot finished up, and gave me something new and different to work on in between too. I'm usually quite reticent to have more than one project at once, but sometimes it's just a good idea.
It's a funny thing about the yarn consumption with this project; it seems like it's using up a lot of yarn, but at the same time, it doesn't feel that way at all. Weird. I'm still hand-rolling balls as each color dwindles; I have just one messy little cake left in the basket, that beige yarn at about three o'clock, under the pale lilac and cream balls. There's still a fair amount of yarn here; I may have to make a small throw or a pillow or two. Sheesh...it's like a magic trick - the never-ending yarn basket! Could there be a white rabbit underneath?