Wednesday, December 16, 2009
WIP Wednesday: The Countdown Begins
Packages on their way out
I don't know where the time went but somehow or other I only have a little over a week to finish up the girls presents. I cut way back on what I wanted to make them. My tired body is warning me to slow it down a bit and do less, so I have to listen unless I want to be sick for Christmas...umm no! I am realizing now that I don't need to make everything at once. I had plans of stockings, a tree skirt, knitted items for their dollhouse... but then I came to the realization that I can just do a little every year. It doesn't NEED to be all at once. Yes, it's true, I'm trying to bring my obsessive behaviors into check. Probably about time, huh?!
The quilt is slowly coming along, I have had to rip out more than enough stitches to count but I think it will be done by Christmas. I am beginning to wonder though if I may have *gasp* chosen too many pink fabrics for it. I think we all know of our love for all things peachy pink but this may have gone too far...
A couple of weeks ago I got the most beautiful yarn in the mail from Three Irish Girls. The picture does not do it justice at all. It is a heavenly peachy pink colorway that just screams to be knit up. It was a limited edition and I am so very thankful to Kyrie for e-mailing me about it. She knew I would love it, and boy, was she right! I think it is my absolute favorite colorway. Sadly, I only ordered two skeins of it and I am kicking myself now, I could just see entire wardrobes knit up for both K and C out of this. *sigh* For now I will be content with knitting a neighborly out of it.
I didn't plan on adding to my knitting list but I just had to knit this up. It's coming along rather quickly. Knitting really is a big stress reliever for me, so needless to say, in this last week before Christmas I have been picking it up a lot. I am not planning to have it done by Christmas but if I do then it will be a gift for K. I even found some cute squirrel buttons to go on it.
With the holidays quickly approaching I may be a bit more sporadic with posting on here. I will take each day as it comes and go from there. I hope you all understand.