Friday, September 11, 2009

An Assortment of Musings, Ramblings and Some Obvious Bragging

Hooray!!! Finally finished the Garter Stitch Kimono:

After it's washed I will have the Wee One model it. It looks very wide compared to his body right now though. He's long but skinny so I'm anxious to see how it will all work out. It was a fun knit but not as quick as I thought because a). I forgot how much more knitting garter stitch entails and b). the construction of a kimono type wrap means extra fabric to be knit to wrap around the body. Those two things plus my slowpoke knitting style equal slower than anticipated knitting.

Speaking of slow knitting--the Forest Footfall Socks for you-know-who are going along so slowly I fear they may not be done in time for the big birthday. Basically, I spend my days taking care of the Wee One and running errands and finishing chores so there is not much knit time. This week I may switch tactics and slow down on the cleaning a bit in the day to give me more knit time. I usually want to get the cleaning out of the way when you-know-who isn't here so our evenings are more relaxed but you have to do what you have to do for knitting deadlines. It's brutal. If you think that's bad ask me about what I'm usually up to on Christmas Eve.

OK, since you asked, I'm usually pulling an all-nighter to finish some sort of handmade gift. Sometimes sewing, sometimes embroidery, sometimes knitting. I admit it, I'm a procrastinator of the worst sort, but I usually get it done somehow in the end. Usually...

I've been thinking some about a post by Laura of late. She talked about neglecting things in her life and it really struck a chord within me. I'm going to try harder to work the spiritual side of things back into my daily life. I'm still pondering as to what my goals will be. Maybe just some free-form daily meditation, I'm not sure as of yet. Thanks Laura for inspiring me.
Talk about inspiration--so we went camping this past weekend with the Wee One and spent time with Mother Nature! We went to our fave place in the Allegheny National Forest and had a great time. Here is some evidence in case you doubted the fun:

OK, now for the start of this weekend, it's almost just about here and more fun is about to ensue...


Laura said...

I love that Kimono wrap and can't wait to see wee one in it. I too am a big procrastinator.. something else to work on i suppose..

Happy football season! Go Steelers! I hate Troy got hurt but I though overall they look good!

affectioknit said...

The sweater is lovely (babe is too of course) and camping is always fun!

Reilly said...

I'm loving the pink hat! Wee One is adorable as always!