Weekend Update III
This weekend my extremely hard-working brothers came over to help me demolish the old deck. Remember back in April I started working on the back yard, killing weeds etc.. and that weed killer sure is awesome because I only have a handful of weeds/grass trying to sprout back (I’ll be heading back out this week to spray them away!). Anyway, the deck has been bad and getting worse, basically falling apart in front of my very eyes. It was getting to the point where I was afraid one of the dogs would get hurt by a broken board or getting… [Full Post]
Lack of Progress
Andrew comes home in two days. Remember that scarf I started a year ago and haven’t touched since August? Yeah. It’s still about 2 inches long. (Shockingly it didn’t just grow on its own!) So I don’t know. Maybe I can kick myself into gear and make it for him for Christmas this year. Or maybe it’ll sit on needles forever, or until for some reason I find myself with lots of time on my hands. The pattern is beautiful and the scarf will be simply lovely if I could ever just get myself to sit down and do it…. [Full Post]
So.. a year disappears so quickly, doesn’t it? August is ending and Christmas just seems to be sneaking up on me. My family has started doing an exchange between the adults, instead of giving gifts to everyone. We do 2 exchanges; one is a store-bought gift with a limit, the other is a home-made gift (with a limit that we sometimes ignore). We draw names right after Christmas so we all have a year to plan and work on our projects. Now, the person I got, I immediately thought of several ideas of what to make. Which, is really good,… [Full Post]
So.. Andrew’s birthday is tomorrow and his scarf is 1-2 inches long. Christmas scarf it is!
So.. just about two weeks to Andrew’s birthday, and I’ve only finished four rows on his birthday scarf. And that two weeks doesn’t include shipping time. Yeah, I’m probably not going to make it. In addition to that, I think I’m ripping out those four rows today. See, the pattern was supposed to use a Channel Island Cast-On, which I’ve never done. I attempted it last night, ended up unraveling an entire skein of yarn (thanks, Mom, for winding that up for me!). I gave up and used the regular long-tail, which I like, but I really wanted to learn… [Full Post]