Archive for December, 2012

Endless Gift Lists from a Wannabee Santa

I finished some, but had to start more. I am not sure if I love this time of year when it comes to knitting or not. I love looking at potential projects. I love thinking of ways to use my piles of yarn. I am just not sure if I enjoy the pressure to finish…..or the procrastinating that inevitably leads up to the time to wrap. I like new patterns. Christmas is the best time of year to pull out a wide variety of projects, but I am thinking there should be a special hand-knit Christmas in January for those of us whose list of to-knit items far out way the days left until Christmas….maybe I can keep the stockings up for an extra month and keep sticking items in them as I finally finish them. Who am I kidding, I will probably love the stress free knitting I will pick of projects left and right, giving them away as I go, regardless of who they were originally intended for. God must have a much better picture and I will just trust they fall in the right hands, or in some cases on the right feet or head. I will just have to take my knitting in stride and enjoy what I accomplish and somehow delete the list in my head of must-knit projects.

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Knitting in Circles

This is the time of year when all my knitting dreams are crashing down a funnel, only a few may make it. If only I had taken more time to finish my endless list of dreamed knitted gifts. Now I just need to finish this small stack, before I start that next project that is screaming at me from the shelves. Not sure how I will resist the urge to start that REALLY quick cast-on gift must-have. Those cute little knit stocking-stuffer ideas, I have tons of ideas, just not enough fingers. What makes it worse is that I am sitting here thinking about it instead of just knitting. What an overwhelming time of year, so much to do so little time. The weather makes me want to sit by the fire and knit but my seemingly endless list of to-do’s makes me want to run to the store. As if I need more yarn, or notions. I need to go find a movie and sit and knit. Now, before time runs out and there’s no knitted gifts under the tree.

http://sknitty.files.wordpress.com/2007/12/ipodsock.pdf

http://kmkat.typepad.com/photos/2007_fos/dscf8091.html

http://www.knittingonthenet.com/patterns/holminihats.htm

http://www.lifeincleveland.com/2008/03/mmmalabrigo-glovies.html

http://pegoftilling.wordpress.com/2010/06/20/tea-wallet/

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Relic revived

I revived a relic this weekend. I finally finished my knit octopus. I had all the pieces knitted; I was just avoiding the inevitable sewing. Sewing has become sew much easier, (I had to play with the words, sorry). I now just think of how much I will enjoy my finished object, without all the loose ends, and actually put together. Putting on a movie or show helps. Unfortunately, I now have to dig out thread (yeah who uses thread anymore???) and sew on the eyes….oh and cut out another black pupil since I put it off long enough to lose one. I am sewwww (yup had to do it again) close to being finished….maybe I will put off the eyes for another 5 years…yup I’m that slow.

 

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