Works in Progress

FINISHED OBJECTS: *Fair Isle Wristlet *Sara-Grace's Shortie Socks *Collin's Socks *Sunshine Squared Sweater *Gramps

WORKS IN PROGRESS:*Bridgewater Shawl *Eidelon *Blue Shortie Socks *Resonation Shawl

Friday, June 21, 2013

But, I Want to Knit!

My knitting mojo is finally back! I want to knit. I want to finish my four works-in-progress (WIPS).  Not only is my mojo back, but it is overwhelming. I blame Craftsy! All I can think about is knitting. Sheeeesh!

But first, I need to meet someone for breakfast. I really like this person, but I want to knit!  So, since I made the appointment, I go to breakfast.  But as soon as breakfast is over I will sit down and finish the last five points (of 25) on my Skywalker lace shawlette. A wonderful pattern by Laura Nelkin that is part of her Craftsy class on mastering shawls.  

Earlier picture

Oh! but wait! I have another appointment to get my car’s oil changed. Yikes! Maybe I can finish the shawl while I wait. It should take long to finish five points. Should it?  So, I arrive at the mechanics. I head to the waiting room.  Oh, good, I am the only one waiting. I should be able to power through the remaining points. I sit down and begin to knit. Ahhhhhh!

Oh, no! a knot in the yarn!  Where are my scissors? Oh, there they are. Well, this should take too much time.  I cut out the knot and decide to use a Russian join to repair the yarn. Where is my tapestry needle? Oh, there it is.  Good.  Wait, I had better check YouTube to make sure I am doing the join correctly. After all, I don’t want a major mistake four points from the end of the shawlette.  But, I want to knit!

Okay, the video has been watched and the join made. It looks pretty good. Now, to knit!
After about a half of a point, the mechanic announces that my car is finished.  Ughhhhhh! This has got to be the only time he finished in less than 15 minutes. So, I pay the bill and drive away.

On the drive home, I stop at the grocery store for a few things (17) and then stop for gas.  But, I want to knit!  As I am heading home and in my mind, I can see my comfy chair and cool glass of ice tea, my phone rings with a reminder that end of the year Treasurer’s reports are due.  Double ughhhh!  This is not knitting!

Out comes the laptop, the papers, the colored pens, the calculator, the receipts, the checkbook and I begin. At least, I have my ice tea.

By the time I am finished and the reports are in the email ether, it is 2 pm.  Wow! I had better eat lunch. What to have for lunch? Something quick. Okay, I reheat some leftovers and sit to type this while I eat. Great for the indigestion, huh?

Okay, meeting done, check. Oil change done, check. Groceries and gas bought, check. Books balanced and reports done, check. Lunch finished, check. Blog post finished, check. Now I can knit.  Yeahhh!

Maybe I’ll take a nap first...

Until next time. . . . . . 

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Busy, Busy, Busy

Sorry, that it has been such a long time since there was a blog post.  Tom and I are helping take care of several of our grandkids. This should come to an end soon. We have also traveled to Pennsylvania, New York and Michigan in the last two months. I’ll try to post pictures soon.

We are also having a detached garage built on our property. The contractor is letting (?!) us do some of the work. We finished shingling the roof on Saturday. It only took us 7 days! I’ll try to post some pictures of that too!

Until next time . . . .