Wednesday, December 30, 2009

10 in '10

I have accepted a challenge posted on Ravelry to create 10 articles in 2010. I am hoping to make socks. I found an inspiring blog, "Loumms' Year in Socks." The patterns and blog timeline were completed last year, but at that time turning the heel of a sock was not an ambition of mine. Now, I find I find myself no longer intimidated by cables and had the a-ha! moment when the engineering of a sock heel clicked in my head. Taking one-dimensional pieces and creating a 3-dimensional garment has always fascinated me so now I am doing the same thing with a piece of string and some sticks. I am also determined to make my first mittens and tam this year. I'll probably throw in a couple dog sweaters for good measure.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Holiday ADHD

I am currently suffering from holiday ADHD. It's probably exacerbated by my Behcet's flare. I have 3 projects to finish by Christmas day and I am between 40-80% on all of them. I have a quilt to bind, a second sock to finish the foot on, ladybug slippers to sew spots on, and a scarf to complete. Reminds me of Robert Frost, "miles to go before I sleep." Speaking of which, I have 3 baby quilts to bind also. Eek!

Today, I got to shop for the siding for my new mini-barn in the backyard. I am very excited about it. It's really a shed but I so want to paint it red. I just think it would look so nice in my backyard. I am debating forest green, red, or brown. I just think red would look quaint. It will have a metal roof and be quaint. I will have to post pictures as we are working along. I am trying to encourage Mike to make doors for the shed so we can have really cool ones. He is really quite a craftsman when he sets his mind to it. He made a pegboard for my scissors today just playing with his new miter saw.

I need to spend some time in the the Word. Put my life in perspective. I really need to spend time meditating on where God wants me and why everything feels like such a slog right now.

See, it's all tied together and that's why I am having difficulty with project - because I am having problems with life projects. I have relationship and project angst. Hmm-m-m. Well, I'll have to ponder this. In the meantime, I'll figure out the dishcloths to make for my sister.
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