Wednesday, December 13, 2006


It’s 4 in the morning and I can not sleep. So I figured I would get some blogging done. I am going to give my notice today. I do not know why I should be nervous, but as the day has approached I have had more and more anxiety. I know it will be okay, but there is a part of me that just does not believe that. It is just change, which all people have trouble with. One of the tenets of Buddhism is that life is suffering, because life is change and change is suffering. I have found that this is a good thing to remember.
I have determined that I will not get my mom’s pillow done in time for Christmas. I just have too much left to do and I will have to block it and assembly it and ship it. I did however remember that I had a couple of little things I had picked up for her earlier in the year and I will give her those. I am also knitting her a dishcloth, which I know she loves. I will just let her know that I am working on something else and it will be coming later. Perhaps for her birthday.
On the plus side, I finished my mittens! Woo Hoo. Just in time for unseasonably warm weather! I wore them all weekend any way, just because I could!
I have like five projects going right now and I just need to finish something. I took Monday off of work to knit, but mostly I hung out w/ CD. I did get some knitting done; don’t get me wrong, but not as much as I had hoped.
However, I should be able to finish up my mom’s dishcloth today and perhaps The Girl’s fuzzy hat, which I am knitting on size 15 needles.
Of course I still need to get my hubby’s Christmas presents bought.
Ahhh, the holidays.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Ribbet Ribbet

I have sent my mother’s pillow to the frog pond so many times it will soon be getting warts! I have totally scraped my design pattern. I will do it sometime, but not for this Christmas. I have decided to make a striped pillow with a cabled front and a stockinette back. I hope it turns out okay.
I think I will have to take a day off to work on it, as well as my husband’s socks and The Girl’s poncho. I do not know how I will get I all done. I also want to finish my other mitten because it is getting really cold here in MN.
I have been very good. I have not been in any yarn shops lately and when I went last I only bought what I needed. However, I need to go find some ribbon yarn for The Girl’s poncho, so we will see what happens.
I finished “A Christmas Carol”, now I just need to knit something for it. I am thinking that I will knit a red lace scarf for The Red Scarf Project 2007. It needs to be unisex, but I think I might have found a pattern that will work. I will keep you all updated. That will need to be done by January.