Sunday, March 8, 2009

working on my to do list

I just didn't have it in me to craft at my normal speed last week. I went to bed early almost every night. But now I need to get back to it. Crafting keeps me sane. I have ideas beyond my current to do list, but I feel like I need to work on it first before I move on. After that, I need to work on a gift for John's cousin's new baby. John's Mom asked us to make something that will be a gift from her, and she's paying us to make it. Cool! John will be making a cradle like Mary's snowmen have, and I'll be making a knitted gnome, pillow and quilt. So, I need to get moving on my current list before I can do that.

1. "gotta finish my shrug"--not yet. It's next. I've already finished it once and didn't like it. So I ripped it out and started over. It seems to be a theme around here these days.

2. "gotta dye up that yarn"--dyed and skeined. need to wind it into balls.
That's only half of the variegated. I dyed up a full 8 oz since I didn't know how much I needed and I can always use the scraps later.

3. "want to make something for April"--done. I made this freaking bag 4 times before I was happy with it. Ugh. I seriously considered giving up on it. Not that it was hard, it just didn't look the way I wanted it to. So I started over. And over.
The handles and base aren't that blue in real life. They are really purple. It is super overcast out today. I hope she likes it.

4. "want to start on the girls bunnies AND knit up a dozen Easter eggs to hide with Mary"--this is on the bottom of the list now, but will be done before Easter.

5. " oh and that painting I started last weekend" done. I want to start a collection of small houses for my desk area. The felt one with the crocheted roof came from Etsy and I love it.

I'll be working on the shrug tonight. Even though I don't want to. But I just can't put it off any longer.


Mimi-n-Moe's Mom said...

i love the bag!

can't wait til you guys are here!!! we are over the moon with excitement! i get to hold ellie!!! :)

<3, Karen

sara said...

can't wait to see your shrug. the bag is cool!
i hope we get to visit with you & girls at karen's for a playdate when you are in town!