Much to my dismay the summer is drawing to a close and I will soon be back in the classroom attempting to shape young minds and hopefully set at least a few of them on the right path to becoming productive members of society. This means that knitting time for me does diminish a little and I have to be more strategic about what gets knit when.
That realization has caused two important things to happen this week. First, I realized that I really want to get all the squares for the blanket finished and blocked before having to be back at work full-time. Pretty much all of my knitting time has been devoted to that. I’ve finished three more squares which brings my grand total to 14/20. I can easily finished the last six squares and I am hoping to have the whole thing put together by the end of September.
Two, my mom’s Christmas knitting sort of fell into my lap. When I created my YOP list I didn’t add anything for my mum because as I wasn’t sure what I wanted to knit for her. My mum is not shy about requesting things from me. However, her requests are sometimes a little unreasonable so I have to improvise things. Currently she keeps asking me for things for her feet. As I type this I am sure that she is wearing the felted clogs I made for my father last year. (This tendency of her’s to steal my father’s knitting makes me a little crazy. I knit things for her and for him yet somehow everything ends up with her and my father is left to admire stuff from a distance. Sigh.) So when my August package from the SmartAss Knitters/World Domination Club arrived I knew it had to be for my Mother. I hate to have to type this, but for now all I can do is assure you that the package is perfect for my mum and that Kim, a.k.a Indigodragonfly, would be very mad at me for posting a spoiler this soon after the packages were put in the mail. Currently all I can do is tease and promise that my Sept 14th WIP Post will be all about this project. I don’t want Kim naming a new yarn “You Can Use Knitting Needles for Murder” or “You’re Cut Off” in my honour. I can tell you she’s a feisty women and I want to stay on her good side. (Love you Kim. *Hugs*)
Quick update: I have also cast on my BFF birthday gift. Yet another thing I can’t type about just yet. This all makes for fun knitting and terrible blogging.