Wednesday, August 28, 2013

In which I am tired and still have a lot to do

I figured out that crocheting the washcloths take about half the time that knitting them does, and I have switched to doing this.  I'm adding some to my "to make" list, but knowing that they take very little time, and with the time that I have saved, I'm not so worried.  I finished Princess's birthday sweater - weaving in ends and sewing on buttons (purely for decoration and at her request they're Hello Kitty buttons).  She's turning 3 in a few days, and she also wanted a washcloth, in pink (is there any other color for a princess?).

I've noticed I've been slacking on the pictures, but feel like writing for the moment.  I'm getting together some lovely gifts for the women's retreat at my church, hopefully.  I'm hoping that I can get out of work on time and make it up to the retreat before dinner.  That's going to be tricky - the leaving work on time part.  That's always a challenge for me.  I attempt to be on time, but usually fail.  I'm not horribly late, just 5-10 minutes most of the time, but that bothers me.  I try to correct it.  But with two children, it's hard.

Monday, August 26, 2013


I'm behind on my Postcards for August, but I've been knitting dishcloths like crazy.  I have 9 for Christmas gifts (WAY faster than socks), and I'm taking a small break from Christmas knitting to see if I can crochet a few for the Women's Conference at my church.  They always do drawings with little gift bags, and what would be better than a couple of crochet washcloths, a nice soap, and maybe a heated rice bag for your neck?  A little pampering is what every woman needs.  So, I'm trying to get 6 dishcloths crocheted, and then I'm going to get a stack of fat quarters and see how many of the lovely neck warmers I can sew up.  Fortunately, they're fast, and the soap is easy to come by, if you know where to look.  What have you been working on recently?  Any gifts for anyone?

Thursday, August 22, 2013


Princess' Birthday sweater - just have to weave in ends and put on some decorative buttons.

A new dishcloth pattern - and it's done now too.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013


11 inches donated to Locks of Love.  MUCH shorter now. :)

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Friday, August 09, 2013

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Monday, August 05, 2013

Sunday, August 04, 2013


Last night's dinner:

Coq Au Vin and Sauteed Spinach

And Earl Grey #1 and 1/4:

Friday, August 02, 2013


It's Friday!  A UFO for you.

Thursday, August 01, 2013


On Truly Myrtle, she posted about The August Break.  I like it.  So here we go:

This is where the sock was at breakfast this morning.  Hopefully it will be finished tonight.  I'm off to complete the toe.  Wish me luck.