Thursday, December 13, 2007

One more holiday event, down.

It is an unfortunate truth that events that take weeks and months to prepare for can be over in a couple of hours. It happens to parties, birthing babies and, sadly, drama club productions. We had our Christmas program yesterday, and the kids got to perform three times, which was a happy thing. At least it wasn't just once, with all that preparation! The last few weeks before a performance, things aren't very joyful at drama club. I mean, we try to make it fun, but we really have to crack down on kids learning their lines. And it always happens that they do learn their lines in time, and it all works out great. And they are so excited and pleased to have been on stage, and performing with the lights and attention on them, and they are excited to do the next production. I swear, the week before, they would pass by me with nary a glance, they're so disgruntled with the hard work or the guilt, but after a production, I get the hugs! =) Very fun stuff. But it is over, and after Christmas break, we need to think about a spring production. But first a pizza party, and a chance to pat each other on the back. Whew! It's over.

I am WAY behind on my knitting. I've slashed my list of projects, so that many people are getting jam baskets or coffee baskets, instead, and I still have a scarf to finish, a pair of mittens and a pair of socks. However, here are a couple of dishcloths that I've knitted for my gram, who wants to gift them to her friend back home. It was such a compliment that she asked me to knit them, that I had to do it, even if it means giving a gift on the needles in two weeks. But I can finish, right? Sure, sure. I can still do it.

9 comments:

Tammany said...

Oh, drama! It works that way in the professional world too. It feels like it's going to be a complete disaster right up until opening night. Then it all works out somehow. (For more research, see "Shakespeare in Love.") The last week before opening is commonly known as Hell Week and for good reason.
Those are adorable washcloths. Next year, washcloths. No socks, slippers, or stranded hats for me! Ha!

Cheryl S. said...

It's always such an empty feeling when something that took so long to prepare for is over!

Carrie K said...

Yes, plenty of time for that.

And aw! It's always kind of...empty when a big production ends. But there's nothing like it during it!

crzjane said...

Your knitting for your Grandmother is so nice of you. Yes, everyone else can wait, Grandma's are special and they deserve special handling!
BTW, nice dishcloths.

Jennifer said...

I'm glad the drama production went well! Now you can focus the attention on the holiday knits. I know you can do it!

Denise said...

You can do it!
:-D

AR said...

The program was wonderful! I just wish I had gotten a picture of you with your little headlamp thing on for my blog! lol I told Donnie that and we were laughing like crazy!

Cute cloths, I am on my last gift knit. I know I said I was done, but...

trek said...

Yep - dishcloths are quick and you'll surely finish on time.

del said...

Your Grandma obviously knows who to go to for great knitted gifts. Those cloths are so pretty.