Thursday, December 30, 2010

Yes, I Read While I Knit

Addendum to my last post: Yes, I read while I knit. If I didn't, I'd never get anything done! When stuck with monotonous rounds of ribbing, stockinette or garter stitches, I find that I begin drifting off to sleep. Can't help it. It is utterly soothing and, need I say, actually BORING! So I read.

Need More Hands... or Speech Recognition Software

I have so many thoughts that are worthy of sharing with my blog but they get lost in the noise of living. I spend many hours on fiber crafts. When I want to make comments on articles that I am reading, I have to stop what I'm doing just to do so. Rather annoying to say the least.

So I either need an extra pair of hands or speech recognition software so I can get my thoughts out in open air before they disappear into the black hole that is becoming my elder mind.

I've finished the body and sleeves of the hoodie and am weaving in all the loose ends. I would have been done with all that except I put one of the sleeves on upside down! So I picked out the join (I used mattress stitch so it was not too bad) and reset the sleeve for the proper orientation. I still want to add an actual hood and a front pocket (the one that is a tube from one side of the body to the other) but that may have to wait until after New Year BECAUSE I REALLY need to finish the baby blanket!

Again, need more hands.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Too Much To Do!

I had to finally sit down and make a list of my projects. Too many times I am distracted by "ooh, pretty!" patterns and end up putting down the current project I'm working on. Not cool! I have a baby blanket that MUST be done very soon! Ack!

Anyway, the list looks like this:

Hawaiian Themed Baby Blanket (just needs backing)
Kristina's Lace Assassin Fancy (1/2 done)
Window Treatments
Queen Susan Shawl
Christening Set
Christening Gown
Night Shirt
Fair Isle Sampler
Knitting Needle Roll-up
Ron's Cross-stitch Wizard
Kristina's Blanket
Pincushion/Sewing Box
Sewing Boxes
Bobbin Pillow
Bedroom Robe
Ritual Robe

So, what am I working on? A Hoodie! It's freaking cold in my house! At the speed I am going, it will take another week for me to finish it. Gotta go.