Thursday, December 10, 2009

Prep Work

I'm up late prepping Declan for a procedure at the hospital tomorrow. It's exhausting. It's icky! It's no fun for me! It's less fun for him! We're tired! I just finished cleaning up the bathroom and scrubbing a carpet! I'm going to bed! However, I just can't lay my head down on the pillow unless I knit at least one row, even though I can barely keep my eyes open. Does this mean I have an addiction problem? Notice, I don't ask if I have issues. We already know I have those!

Sunday, December 06, 2009


This weekend has been insanely busy. It has involved the following:

Two Piano Recitals
Too many hours of ballet practice
Three Nutcracker Ballet Performances
144 mince pies and jam tarts made for Christmas Around the World Party at Church
One Cute Guy's Work Christmas Party
One special program at church for son moving out of Primary (Priesthood Preview)
One big ol' headache
One new addiction to a game my friends husband created (addiction formed in the wee hours when I should have been sleeping) - check it out, then we'll all form our own 12 step program together
Zero knitting, sewing, stitching, crafting!!!!
One tuckered out Mummy

and now..... I'm off to Bedfordshire to chill out, catch up on the DVR and knit a little (if I can keep my eyes open).

Thursday, December 03, 2009

I would ....

be posting a very interesting post with lots of pictures but I'm busy baking these right now.

They are so stinking easy. I feel incredibly clever and talented making them. Why did I never make cinnamon rolls before?! Maybe it's because whenever I eat cinnamon I get a little bit of an itchy mouth. Do you think that ever stops me from eating cinnamon? No, that's why Benadryl was created, silly! A life without Cinnamon Rolls.... I don't even want to imagine!

p.s. trying to figure out how to make her frosting without Coffee. We don't drink coffee and so have none in the house. Do you think Pero would work?????

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

One is the loneliest number...

Originally uploaded by KnittinBrit
I did promise an update on some of my projects, but then promptly forgot to charge the battery on my camera. Ooops!

In the meantime, here's one of the projects I've been working on (courtesty of smartphone camera - the picture does not do it justice). Twelve Christmas Tea Towels by Crabapple Hill. I've got to get stitching to get these done and mailed out in time for the holidays, but they're so fast that it shouldn't be a problem.

Now, if I could just finish up the many other UFO's that are dangling around. I think I really need to put together a list and see what's doable and what's not.

I have decided that there are a few projects that it is time to part with, either to the frog pond or elsewhere. My Mimbres Vest is one of them. It's probably 85 - 90% done and no matter how I try, I have absolutely no desire to finish it. I don't want the yarn for anything. I think we just have to say goodbye. I don't, however, want to throw it in the trash, so I'm mulling on it's fate at present.

Do you have any projects that you know you're done with? not ones that you think you might come back to, but projects that are similar to that boyfriend in college that you're over, it had it's time, but you've moved on and grown, and know you're no longer a fit?