Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Oh Crap

Hi. I started with a bit of Holiday Crafting Panic this morning. There’s no way I’m going to be able to get everything done. I think. But I’m gonna give it a shot and try hard to do the gym first thing in the morning, then do a “timed tasks” thing. I can weave for 30 minutes, but then I need to do something around the house for 30 minutes. It worked really well last Wednesday and I had a blow-the-doors-off-my-list kind of day. Here’s hoping it continues to work that well.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, here’s what I’ve been working on!

I’m still chugging away on Nonpareil. This is the first button band. I’m hopeful I can finish it at Hurricane Knitters tonight.

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My Musique socks are also chugging along. They got some good air time at dinner on Saturday night. They may have to take a back seat for a bit. Christmas knitting, dontchaknow.

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Of course, there’s nothing better than when “Teh Shiny” meshes perfectly with deadline knitting. While working on a shop sample on Saturday, I was flipping through the new magazines at the store. There were a couple things in KnitSimple’s Holiday 2010 issue that looked promising, then I got to the back of the magazine and found some Susan B. Anderson toy patterns.

Bought the yarn right there, then started knitting owls as soon as I got home. Christmas present for the nephew! Even better? These are FAST!

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I got in some fabulous time on the loom last Wednesday. Remember that super-productive day I mentioned? Of course, I haven’t touched it since, but Wednesday is for Weaving. Guess what I’ll be doing as soon as I post this blog entry?

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And then? There’s one new thing on the agenda. I’ve had two rounds of interviews in the last two weeks. So I figured I needed to take care of something now, since I may not be able to do it later. Crochet!

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It’s the “Meditate” CROCHET afghan pattern from the Berroco Comfort afghans book. Our fabulous crochet teacher at the store works on Tuesdays, so this is what I did yesterday! It’s a foundation chain of 210 and I am totally off to the races on this pattern. I’m gonna be a crochet expert by the time this puppy is done. It’s purple and white, so it’s for the Hubster in Northwestern colors. Go Cats!

So that’s what’s happening around here. Hope you’re just as busy as I am!

4 comments:

mehitabel said...

Around here I'm doing a "finishing" kind of November. Trying to get some UFO's out of the bags and onto the backs of the intended recipients! Can't believe next week is Thanksgiving already!

floribunda... aka Julie said...

I'm a little ahead of you on gifts... hats for a bunch of Wisconsin relatives and mittens too, for one little nephew. I just need to finish one adult hat, one mitten, and a little hat to match. I think... but I keep getting sidetracked by other stuff, of course! Good luck with those interviews.

SJ said...

I still love those little owls, and they are even cuter in person!

I'm trying not to think about Christmas knitting until December hits. Luckily I decided not to make myself crazy trying to do Chanukah knitting, because it starts December 1!

Jenn said...

I am trying to convince myself NOT to do more holiday knitting, that it will only succeed in making me nuts. I love the owls, they are so cute!