Saturday, September 15, 2007

Monday, Monday....

That's the day the contest ends. Have you entered yet? Look around and see what you haven't thrown away for years, or let me know what you have thrown away that was kept an insanely long time. If you do that on this blog entry, you'll both make me feel better about my own packrat tendencies, and you'll be entered for my contest! I'm going to let it run for a week, which should be ended on Monday then, and then I'll do the drawing for loot! I've enjoyed the entries so far a great deal, even though my plan of no crafting/just cleaning hasn't happened. Hehheh. I was doubtful of that plan before it even got underway...

I am exactly six things behind on my list of things that should have been done by now, and I haven't even added the knitting items! Those are more fun to talk about, though. I'm remaking the Hermione mittens, actually going down two needle sizes, so they'll fit my daughter. They should be warm, warm, warm... Last year she doubled up on her hats and mittens, wearing two at a time, poor little muffin. Her hands shall be warm this year, if I have to felt mittens myself! (No. I'm lying. If it comes to that, I'm taking them to mom...)

I never finished my Interweave Bonsai tunic, since I haven't lost the seven pounds that might give me a chance of looking good in it. I carry weight, well, all over, but right in the belly is what would be the problem with this tunic. It's so pretty! But it is not fun imagining it finished, if I can't wear it...

The husband's sweater from last year needs to be washed and blocked! But I'm scared... I have blocking issues. What if it blows up to be huge?? I didn't understand about washing your gauge then, your Honor... How do I get out of this problem?

So, in a head nod to procrastinators everywhere, in carrying on the grand and noble tradition of denial, I'll be taking my spinning to soccer practice. It just looks so cool.

6 comments:

Jennifer said...

There's nothing wrong with a little denial and some spinning at soccer. Do you have a blocking board? It helps a lot with the blocking because it has measurements on it.

kristi and otis said...

Amen to the blocking board - I swear by it!

del said...

I third the blocking board. If you don't have one, just make sure your measurements are close to the schematic as you pin. Double check it. And it has to be thoroughly dry before moving. Good luck!

AR said...

Hehe, this isn't an entry, since I'm on the wrong post, but I have to admit, I have quilts I started when the boys were babies, that I have never finished. They are 14 and 17 now, the quilts are made out of outgrown baby clothes. They aren't going anywhere, though! I'm going to finish them someday!

I say, just jump into it, and block that baby!! You know if it turns out super huge, or teeny tiny, your hubby will still find a way to wear it. He loves your handmade things, you lucky girl!!

So you spun at soccer and at the party (with me)! Cool! I love spinning in public as much as knitting in public!

Brigitte said...

Hee hee... I have blocking issues too. OK. I'll block Kiri if you block the hubby's sweater!

Jen said...

Blocking...don'y like to do it.
I've not done a sweater yet. Maybe someday. Doubt it though.