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Friday, December 14, 2007

Only 11 days til Christmas...

What in the world have I been up to??? Well, lots! But I can't fit it all in one post, so I'll have to catch up on the last two and a half months gradually!

For right now, I'm working on a list of things to get done before Christmas. I'm trying not to think about how few days there are left until Christmas (which also happens to be my youngest's first birthday). I'm also trying not to focus too much on how many items are left on my list. Or how many things I have to do besides what is on the list. The list, by the way, is merely the items I need to knit or sew by then. So you see, its just the tip of the iceberg...

#1 -- Katya's hat. This has regretably taken much longer than I had hoped it would. I was hoping it would be keeping Katya's head warm already. But it is finished now and shipping out this afternoon. LTK's "Rhythm Cloche" pattern and Manos del Uruguay yarn in "Wildflowers." My daughter loves it -- I hope Katya will too!!

#3 - Booga Bag (yes, I'm aware I skipped number two -- its nearly done, I promise. but there was a deadline for shipping on this one). Knit BIG!!! 50 stitches by 40 rows for the bottom, and up, up, up from there! The thing looked monstrous before felting. Its a lovely size now -- Just a smidge smaller than my diaper bag. Knit from Berkshire Bulky -- the body is "Blue Ming" and the straps are "Fuchsia." I think it turned out great -- hopefully the recipient will agree!!

This, my friends, is not on the list -- but I wish it was!! For my birthday, my parents sent me some money, which I spent on a learn to spin kit. I'm so very excited about it!! This is my first few spinnings -- bottom is my very first, middle is second, top is last. I think I'm getting a bit better!!! I'm starting to save now for a spinning wheel, and as soon as the holidays are past and I've finished my list, I'll be back to drop spindling nightly. I'll also be back to regularly visiting Webs to play with the spinning wheels there.

And again, not on the list, but this is our Christmas tree for this year! It was a family project last night, and the kids had a blast doing it. So glad that we did this!

And now -- back to knitting the list....


Blogger søren said...

since you live that way, do you know how about spinning/knitting nights that go on at the new bar in Turners? I think it's called the Rendezvous? I mean, I know you have a kidlet and all, but... my friend Diane who started Fibertwist goes there sometimes...

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