Friday, September 26, 2008
What I am working on.....
Well... Just in case anyone is wondering what exactly I may be doing to make the day go by here it is....
My dear hubby, Bear (nickname, not his real name lol), swears I have ADD, my sister calls it "distractability". I like to think I have such a creative mind that I can't just sit still! Now the thing that gets me... is that all the creativity my mind is doing must be going to someone else as I am not ending up with it in my thoughts lol! But I just have to keep busy. I am a reader, crafter, gamer, etc... I have way to much to do and not enough time to do it lol!
If I am reading, I usually have the TV or music on in the background. If I am watching TV, I usually have the laptop up with either chat, emails or a game going. If I don't have the laptop on my lap, I have either a cross stitch project or knitting project going. I tell ya, I can't just sit and do one thing lol! Drives Bear nuts!
I am in a sewing slump right now! To the point that I can't even look at the sewing machine at this time. Which means my quilt projects are just gathering dust along with the machine. The sad thing is... my sewing machine is in my living room at this time. So I have to listen to it cry from neglect and see the sad face it gives me. *Sigh* I will eventually get back to it. I promise!
In the mean time, here's what has kept me from going nuts... lol....
I learned to knit in October 2006 at the young age of 41. I have fallen in love with knitting! It does take me forever to finish things sometimes lol. Took me almost as long to finish a pair of socks. Just got them done about a month ago. "Distractability" remember lol. If something takes a long time, I get bored and will start something new, then come back to the other thing.
Any way, I have at least 2 projects going on in my knitting right now. I just finished my first hat. I am not really happy with it but live and learn! The hat is part of a set that I plan to do for my stepdaughter April. It will be a hat, scarf and gloves in the same yarn. She loves scarves and I have gone a bit crazy making scarves left and right for her. You can see all the scarves and stuff I have knitted already on my photobucket site. http://photobucket.com/steffinid
This is the hat. Like I said, I am not all that thrilled with it but it will do!
The other thing I am working on for April is a scarf. I am at the part that I am bored with the same stitch over and over and over.... hence the hat being done! LOL! I work on it and try to do a few rows at a time but it is boring lol. I don't have far to go to do the other end and that part will go fairly quick. The camera doesn't do the colors justice though. The hat is a plum color and the scarf is a hot pink (color says watermelon) and black.
The last knitting project I am working on is an afghan called Lovers Knot. I got the pattern from Lionbrand.com. That is the first place I look for new patterns. I saw this and fell in love with it. It is going to be an ongoing project and I will take pictures of it from time to time to let anyone that is interested in the progress see. I have learned to do new stitches from both the afghan and the scarf. I love learning the new stitches and mastering them. Bear picked the neutral color saying it was nice. It is called Lace. Why? I don't know lol! Cream, Ecru or beige, I could see... Lace... no! LOL!
The other project I am working, and have been for about 4 years, is a cross stitch pattern for Bear. I have been cross stitching for more years than I care to count lol! I think it was the first "craft" I did. My mom taught me when I was young and it's something I've always had around one way or another. This pattern is called Gettysburg. The main reason I have been working on it for so long is I went to work for 2 years lol. Then for the last 2, quilting has taken over for any kind craft until about 4 months ago when the knitting bug bit me again. This is the next to last that I had planned for Bear. Again... I will update photos on occasion.
Well, that's it for today! Hope you are still awake! Have a great crafty day!