Sunday, August 29, 2004

What is on the Plate

I am part of a delphiforums group where most of us are knitters. We were talking about all our current projects. I thought posting a list of all the things I have going and need to get finished here would be a good thing. It would help me keep track and be able to update it occasionally.

Current List (* means already started, # have deadlines)

*Bright Socks for me
*Cottage Socks for me, my own design
*#Sweater for Genesis ASAP
#Sweater for Gracie birthday - Dec 17
*#Mittens for Jeannie for Christmas
Thistle Sweater for me
*#Chris's Quilt Graduation- already 3 yrs late
#Hand Warmers for Trina
#Tea Cozy Jean for Christmas
*#3 Blankets for Dorm before winter
*Red, White, Blue Afghan
*Sweater for Jean
4 pair booties/baby socks for girls at work having babies
#7 sets napkins for Christmas presents
*Coaster Sets for Christmas

Long list, I know I have more projects started, but I do tend to put things aside as I get excited about new and fun things.
Finished back of baby sweater last night. Cast on right front and did couple inches. I need to see about posting pics, if and how I can do that here.
I also want to look around a bit more. Will have to learn as I go.

Saturday, August 28, 2004

Beginning Something New

Planning and beginning anything new is half the work to getting it done. But then is a journal or blog ever done? Even when there are gaps of time, it is always there, waiting and knowing you will be back someday.
I have kept a journal since I was 13 yrs old. Less regular since I was 20, but still have off and on. Always there to look back on. 100 yrs from now they will just be a bit of some old ramblings, but for now they keep me in contact with myself and what I have going on in my life.
Currently working on a baby sweater. I am hoping to have it finished this weekend. Or at least the bulk of it. Is a gift for my nieces first granddaughter. I am making a 12 mth size. Hoping she will get some use out of it this winter.
I found the pattern 'Hearts in the Right Place' in a Leisure Arts book 'Sweaters for a Lifetime'. Not complicated at all, just a small bit of intarsia and some color blocking really.
Well, off to rest my back. I do too much and get more pain flare ups. Sure hope this heals soon. I am getting tired of the thing being so irritating.