"properly practiced, knitting soothes
and it doesn't
hurt the untroubled spirit either."
Tuesday, November 23, 2004
Urgh! Ack! Argh!
Only (look to the right) 32 knitting days till Christimas. GAH!
Sometimes I look at my spreadsheet (how else would I MANAGE all this?!) and I think I can do this; it'll work out. And then the rational, realistic part of me points and laughs at the--clearly delusional--side.
How on earth am I going to finish this?? Here's the list of what remains to be done, heaven help me:
*2-1/2 children's ponchos for my little sisters
*3 more reverse bloom flower washcloths for various and sundry friends and relatives (as if the first four weren't work enough)
*Irish Hiking scarf in Alpaca for my stepdad (yes I joined the knitalong, and no I haven't actually knit yet)
*scarf for my dad that will include my first foray into intarsia using this pattern (what are you laughing at?? I'm sure I can learn an entirely new technique and implement it without fail in a couple of weeks--oh wait, I still have to learn to cable for the Irish Hiking Scarf, too... . [sob])
*Knitty sleep mask in Touch Me for a dear friend (I started this one, and knit half of it on 6s instead of 5s, constantly telling myself that the increased size would barely be noticeable. I finally ripped it out two days later when it became clear that lying to myself would not change the final outcome)
*4 other assorted scarves
*Plain garter scarf for The Boy's best friend
So...am I nuts or what??
***P.S. In good knitterly news, the Kitty Hat is done, and received rave reviews at the LYS. I've been asked to bring it in tomorrow night so that they can take a picture of me wearing it.***