Thursday, December 23, 2004

'Twas the night before the night before Christmas

Hoo boy, what have I gotten myself into! I got off work early today so I went Christmas shopping with T, but just for his stuff. I got the rest of my shopping done after he went to work, but since the majority of my gifts are handmade, I'm still pretty far behind. Mom's present is done as of 10 minutes ago, but I still have Mom's presents 3 and 4, Suzi's present, and Dad's present to get done in about 36 hours... I'm not seeing much sleep between now and then. Thankfully some of these are sets of 2, so I'm going to do one for each and they'll get the mate before I leave for CA.

It's been nice to not deal with the mall much this season, but since we didn't really do anything Christmassy around the house and the weather has been so mild, it sure doesn't feel like Dec. 23 to me!

Thanks for the nice comments about my blog - I'm enjoying having a place to chronicle my projects. But for now - back to knitting!

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

on the home stretch...

Last night after getting the blog up I finished Carrie's present and felted it in the washing machine with a load of laundry. I've found if I put items to be felted in a full load of laundry they felt pretty well in the front loader, although sometimes they need a couple cycles. Wish I didn't have stupid coin laundry... anyway, Carrie's present turned out really cute, and I'll post pics once she gets her present. Gotta drop the package in the mail to Juneau today.

Also made some more progress on Mom's Present 2 and Danna's present. I think I can get Mom's done tonight and move on to Mom's Presents 3 & 4, Suzi's Present, and Dad's Present after I hit the LYS. That still leaves 4 1/2 UFO's before Christmas morning. Good thing I'll have all that flying time up to Spokane, plus they'll understand if they're not quite finished on Christmas morning.

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

.... and I'm online

Overcome with blog envy, I've finally put mine together. I've got the meters, I'm building the links, but I don't have any pics yet. That's the next step. But at least I'm online. Woo hoo!

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