Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Halfway There!

Well, I'm finally halfway through the blue blanket:

I just finished row 144! Lets see 144 rows of 143 stitches means . . . I've done 20,592 stitches and I'm only half done! Boy I hate knitting afghans. This is why I only knit baby afghans, never full size. Too much work! Crochet is so much faster for these things. But the sweater and hat are already knit, so I have to knit the blanket to go with them. How do I always manage to get myself into these things?

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Too Much Work!

AHHHHHH! I hate flipping from project to project when they're all this big! I know that I should be concentrating on knitting and crochet because that's what I'm going to get paid for, but the patterns are so simple they're boring. And I can only work on the other project while the light is good. I don't know how I'm ever going to get all this done. I'm about half finished with the afghans, okay less than that on the knit one but it evens out. Well, at least the sweaters and hats are cute so far:
Aren't they cute?! Now if I could only motivate myself to finish the afghans. . .

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Project Overload

So, as usual, I have my hands full with ongoing projects. I got an order a couple weeks ago for two baby sets. I've finished the sweaters and hats for both, but now I have to make two afghans to go with them. The knit one is going to take forever! I also finally started a secret project. It's a wedding present, so there won't be any pictures until I'm sure it's reached its destination. Of course, it's already going to be very late, but etiquette says that I have a year to get it done. It's the biggest project of its kind that I've ever undertaken. Just guessing from my progress so far, I'd say it will take well over 200 hours. But it's going to be awesome! I've also got a little sample purse going with a student. I just have to get to the same point I told her to get to by Thursday. And of course there are still boxes to unpack and things to organize. And we're planning to have everyone over on Saturday. Of course, so far only two people are coming so I'm not going to stress about it yet. All these things to do and I'm sitting at the computer. Probably not the best plan. Oh well, gotta take a break now and then.

Oh, and I was watching Animal Planet and found out that baby ostriches are too cute! Okay, time to do something constructive again.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Too cute!

Ok, I've been laughing my butt off at this for about an hour now! Enjoy!

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Working through the clutter

Now that we've moved, I am attempting to organize my craft supplies once and for all! (your laugh/joke here) As I've been going through everything, I've had to face some demons. Namely, unfinished projects. Appartently my craft project ADD is far worse than I ever could have imagined. I have projects that can never be finished because I don't know what yarn/hook or needle size I was using, things begun with patterns I have given away or simply lost, and a mountain of nearly finished things that only need to have the ends woven in! I'm trying my best to work through it, but it is such a daunting task! However, I have to add that yesterday I completed a shawl that had been sitting in my unifinished wasteland for over three years. I had intended it for my maid-of-honor, but when our color scheme changed slightly it was replaced with a different yarn and pattern and lay forlorn and forgotten until now. It's gorgeous and I wish I'd finished it sooner! I'll post pictures as soon as I get a chance to take some. Hopefully I'll surface with some great projects, or at least a lot of things to unravel and put into my ever-increasing Ripple Scrapghan:

When this one is done, I'll start another! Well, time to get back to making progress. . .