Friday, December 10, 2004

You may say I'm a dreamer...

Or you could just call me insane.

Years ago my family decided that we would do drawings for Christmas gifts, rather than having to shop for gifts for the whole clan. One of the gifts my mini family drew is for my youngest cousin. I feel particularly fond of her, as she's turned into an amazingly beautiful young woman of... 13?... and I have memories of her first ballet recitals, which she specifically wanted me to come to, since I was a dancer in a former life. I like when I draw one of the two girl cousins for the Christmas gifts.

And so I went out last night and bought this.

No. Caroline doesn't knit.

But I do. And she does like pink. So there's PLENTY of time to do a mitten and hat set, right? And if there's enough yarn left over, maybe a scarf, too?

This is where the you calling me insane part comes in. To be fair, I'm figuring on bulky yarn like that (it's just over a stitch an inch) a hat will take an hour or two. And mittens won't be much longer than that. And they're small projects, so I can take them along with me - the afghan no longer goes anywhere but to the other end of the couch.

And as proof that the universe doesn't think I'm insane (either that or the universe is encouraging it), I stopped off at the grocery store to get a salad last night, and found this.

Clear Fruit is one of my all time favorite drinks, particularly the peach flavor. There were three bottles left in the little fridgey thing, and I literally stubbed my toe on it heading for the salad bar. I thought they'd stopped making these - I haven't seen them in years.

The universe is rewarding me for being highly motivated in the fiber-gift-giving process. It's the only explanation.

(oh, and for the many questions regarding my wrist - it's better! I was given a new monitor at work, which means I can set things at a different angle, and I've played with keyboard placements, and I haven't been in pain since last Friday! YAY! Again, proof that the universe wants me to knit more!)


Blogger xmasberry said...

i bought some yarn to make my mom a scarf yesterday, and i am buying yarn to make my neice and nephew slippers today. oh, and i still have those socks to make for my SO and a hat for my dad (which is a QUICK knit using schmeebot's zeebee pattern) and another, complex hat for a friend of mine. and what, what's that you say? only 14 days til christmas? well, all i can say is that dreams can happen while you are awake and sleep is highly over-rated.

11:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your phone sex comment on my blog cracked me up this morning! Glad to hear your wrist is better!


12:11 PM  
Blogger Maureen said...

That yarn will make a gorgeous set. I made a nice pair of bulky mittens from "Weekend Knitting" that would be perfect for that yarn. Can't wait to see the results.

1:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hat & mittens in bulky yarn? Pshaw. No problem.

I'm still trying to decide whether or not to make my "might-as-well-be-called-my-SIL" a felted bag for Xmas...and we are doing our exchange on 12/18. Yes, that's 1 week away.

Plus I'm working on another felted bag, but that one doesn't have to be done until 12/24.


2:15 PM  
Blogger Alissa said...

I love the color of that yarn. I'm sure you can whip that hat and those mittens out in no time. And just think how much fun you'll have! :)

5:15 PM  
Blogger Amy Boogie said...

This should be motivation to knit more gifts. Come on, you can do it. Just think of all the other items you will find. Call in sick to work and stay home to knit. Oh, and take another trip to the LYS, I think you'll need more yarn. :)

5:36 PM  

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