Sunday, November 30, 2008

Hello All

Happy Belated Thanksgiving to All -

I am trying a catch up of sorts - I should be sleeping (note its 1:19 EST) but I am finding more and more that night-time is for being awake and day -- at least mornings-- are for sleeping. Now this isn't bad when I'm working, but in my off days it presents quite a problem i.e, nothings getting done.

I finished all my sewing projects and currently have on three that need completing - 2 knitting and 1 journal thing.

Got the tree up and decorated without a fight or tears. Not sure how much more is really going to get done. I can already see the days winging away.

Work is work - lets move on.

Signed up for International Scarf Exchange 7 waiting to get all the info after January.

Seems like there was so much I wanted to post, but can't remember any more right now. Happy holidays to all and try not to stress out.

:) K

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

And the race is on

The "Projects to finish by Christmas" race that is.

Every year I do this to myself.
1. Start the project list (usually in May) when I'm using this as reasons to purchase additional "stuff".
2. Add to list as the year progresses.
3. Revise the list as October begins
4. Add additional projects to the list - as I finish one I add two more
5. Purchase additional "stuff" for added projects.
6. Revise list substituting new project for one "stuff" in May was purchased to make and purchase more.
7. Start to realize "to do" list is longer than current ___ days till Christmas.
8. Stress
9. Revise list again to bare necessities.
10. Pull it out in the end, somewhat.

Currently I am at #7. I have been resisting #6 this year, but we'll see how that goes (I have yarn purchased in May for a felted purse that I'm rethinking a Cowl would be better. Not rethinking the yarn of course.)

I am also trying to resist #4 (2 headbands for nieces... finished mom's Cowl yesterday).

I still have to: Start a purse, Finish slippers, finish hat, finish two pair of PJ pants, make slipper socks or purchase gift for friend, finish "journal/scrapbook".

I think that's it. If I don't add the headbands.

Merry Christmas :)


Monday, November 3, 2008


By this time this picture is a little outdated, but that's what I have.

No I didn't do the toe the way the directions said - knitters choice I decided to do a regular toe and embroider the leaf motif on top. Worked just fine Thank You.

I have attached all the leaves to sock #1, completed I-cord and tacked the ends. I have 1/2 the leaves on sock #2. Than I have to do stems and vining and ALL WILL BE FINISHED!!!

This was a great pattern and not a bad knit but I am sooooooo sick of working on it it isn't funny!!! I didn't feel a "push" as it was for Christmas so I picked it up and put it down. Now after 7 months of playing with it I just want it finished!! That and I'm feeling the Christmas Countdown

Later gators :) K