Monday, January 16, 2012

Knit All The Things!!!

If I were 1/1000th as talented as Hyperbole and a Half, I'd draw funny pictures, but I am so, so not.  But it's true, I have a *massive* case of startitis at the moment!  There's the two socks I started over my Christmas holiday.  There's the scarf I started, just a 1x1 rib, alternating black and Chroma, which has a hat and mittens planned to go with it (sadly one of my kids misplaced my other knitting needle, so I may need to get another set).  Then, it occured to me that I am co-throwing a shower for a dear friend who is having a baby girl in April, and that I simply MUST knit her something!  So I cast on a Baby Surprise Jacket, my very first!  I'm knitting it in what I hope will be a newborn size (in Blue Violet which is so pretty I just may have to get some for myself for socks).  The pattern alarms me but I am assured it all will be clear.  And, I accidently ordered the video from KnitPicks when I thought I was getting the pattern, so if I have to break it open, I will.  And there's all sorts of yarn and patterns calling to me.  It's not so much that my creative juices are flowing, but that I'm just feeling all energized and ready to get some things DONE!

I've got some sewing to do too. I made my daughter two little plain A-line, elastic waist skirts because my husband decided that "leggings are NOT pants" and that she needs more to cover her.  This is so baffling to me, in part because she's long and lanky and always has been, so to get pants long enough, they're always baggy, even leggings.  And she's 3.  But whatever, he's an awesome co-parent so I'm going to respect his wishes.  Of course, I have *no* idea where the skirts got to!  They're somewhere in my house. *sigh*  And I've got fleece for new hats for all the kids, plus socks for me. Because I need more fleece socks.  No, really, I do.  For some reason, this year, I've gotten more into shirts with some embellishment on them, which means I don't really want to be wearing patterned socks.  So I need some plain socks!

Last night, I climbed into bed early to read, and ended up falling asleep at 9 pm and waking up at 7 this morning.  This seems like a really good thing to me, so I'm going to try and get to bed early this week. In part, I'm trying to get more exercise into my life, and sadly, the only time that really works in my schedule these days is 6 am.  I have a high school reunion, a college reunion, and a second honeymoon (WOOO!) coming up this summer, so I'd like to be in slightly better shape than I am.  We'll see.  I always have plans....

I remember college, where parties didn't start until 11:00 pm and just shake my head.


Pam Asberry said...

I love hearing about all your sewing/knitting projects. Very inspiring! I went to bed at 10:30 last night and slept until 7:30. Like you, I felt that was a very good thing. :-)

Dorothy said...

It must be the weather - I've been sleeping a ton lately!

And yes, it's crazy that nights used to start at 11 or 12 and then go to the wee morning hours....CRAZY!

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