Tuesday, November 25, 2008


I am overwhelmed by the amount of knitting I have commited myself to do before the Christmas Holidays. I am not going to go into detail, just listing:

2 Adipose stuffed toys
1 surfer koala stuffed toy
1 hedgehog stuffed toy
2 pairs of wrist warmers
1 present for mom
1+ dish cloths for my sister-in-law

When I get under this kind of knitting pressure, it makes it not fun anymore...know what I mean? I just look over at my knitting basket and feel so overwhelmed I don't want to work on anything.

I did do about 70% of one Adipose today and mom's gift is almost done. I need to be finished both Adipose by the end of the week and be working on both pairs of arm warmers. I will have almost 2 weeks between the end of class and CHristmas to finish the other stuff.

I *think* I can get it all done. I will be quite disappointed in myself if I can't.

Knitting should NOT equal stress...this is fun, damn it!


Saturday, November 15, 2008

Stuff I'm making!

So I finally got off my butt and took some pictures of what I have been knitting.

Here is the nearly finished waffle ribbed scarf.

I don't know who it is for or what I will do with it, but I wanted to try that pattern, use that gifted yarn and knit something while I was hurting.

I also don't think I ever showed off my finished circle sock. I have begun the second sock, but it is way down on the finish list.

I Have also nearly completed my mom's Christmas gift. Sorry NO pictures until after Christmas...unless you have access to Ravelry.com and can see it posted on my account.

I have started a pair of wristwarmers for one of my internet buds. She even went out and bought the yarn for me Jaeger Extra Fine Merino. It is a nice yarn and it is really knitting up well.

I still have to start my niece and nephew's Christmas gifts. Here are pictures of what I am making them...

For my nephew I am making this surfer koala

For my niece I am making a brightly colored hedgehog, like this, just different colors:

I am SO glad to be able to knit without pain. I have been trying to be gentle with the left hand and L_ has shown me some of her PT exercises she got for her wrist. I am also still sleeping in the brace. Keep your fingers crossed, because I can NOT burn out my wrist again before Christmas.


Sunday, November 9, 2008


Thursday was the last day I had to wear my brace full time and my wrist/hand has been doing well! I have totally been able to knit without pain! HOORAY! Let the knitting commence!

I have been working on that Waffle Rib scarf. I really need to get a picture of it.

Been working on my mom's Christmas gift.

I have a commission to make some more of the Rose's wrist warmers.

I still have daleks and ADipose to knit.

I have christmas gifts for my niece and nephew

I hope there are enough days before Christmas!