Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Knit Knit Knit....

....and I can't show you a bit!

That's one thing I dislike about holiday knitting...not being able to show it off here! I am working feverishly, and trying to get as much done as possible without totally burning out. I think everyone I have knit for so far reads my blog, so no progress can be shown. Drats.

I'm fitting in some holiday shopping too, but doing as much as possible online. So many places offer free shipping so why go out in the madness, spend time and gas to get to the mall, when you can sit in your jammies in the middle of the night, clicking buttons, and a few days later the man in brown brings it right to your door? Why indeed. I know some people enjoy the shopping gets them in the holiday spirit. Me? Nah.....I avoid it at all costs.

Not much else to report ... just thought I'd pop in and say HI!

Now, back to the previously scheduled program knitting.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Still working....

Well, the pattern didn't get done in a week as I hoped. I started stressing out about UFCOs (unfinished Christmas objects) so after finishing the BIG Christmas gift, I finished a couple more things I had on the needles and started another. I've GOT to get some of this stuff done, even if it's at the expense of my new pattern. I'm still working on it, but I've had to make a few more changes which means it's a 1 step forward 2 steps back type of thing. I thought by making the announcement on my blog I'd be lighting a fire under my own butt, but it only proved to burn me. Now I'm just looking foolish. Oh well....stuff happens. Like Christmas, and other "life" things that get in the way of just sittin' and knittin'.

I'll get it done..... soon....but I'm not making any more deadlines for myself!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

First Holiday FO!

I'm so relieved to have my first holiday knitting gift finished! I just completed it about 30 minutes ago. It has been about 6 months in the making and was approximately 31,000 stitches! I don't know if the recipient will be reading this so I will say no more.

I have a few more Christmas gifts on the needles and several more waiting in line. I hope I can get to them all AND get my new pattern ready. I see lots of late nights ahead!

After a 2 week stay in the body shop, my beloved Yarnbox will be coming home tomorrow. Hopefully good as new. I have really missed driving around in my green machine, especially since I have been driving a gas-guzzling van. Give me those 33 mpg any day!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Watch this spot!

I will soon be unveiling my newest design. Hopefully I can get the sample finished, photos taken, the pattern tweaked and printed within the next week. Yeah!