Monday, December 15, 2008

I have been knitting,

but have come to the conclusion that I won't have one of the things I was working on for Christmas done in time. I am trying very hard to stay on task with the other knitting that I will have done in time and all the other things I need to do to be ready. Packaging stuff, mailing stuff, cleaning stuff, cooking stuff. Most of the time I don't have such a hard time staying on task, but I keep being pulled away from what I should be doing to read a new book. I really want to use this new book, but I keep telling myself I have to do all this other stuff first. It is (sort of) working so far, but I am not sure how much longer that will last. "What new book?" you may all be wondering. Well, Hubband took me shopping this past weekend for my birthday present, because he didn't want to go without me. So far I have only taken the book out of the box, but I am not sure how much longer that will last. (Isn't it a pretty box?) I have to say, I am really excited about what this can do that my "older than me" one can't/won't/doesn't do, or gets too fussy/cranky to want to do anymore. One of the reasons that I haven't finished my jacket is because of the cranky machine, which makes me cranky. Seriously, how many times in an hour should one have to balance their tension on straight stitching? None! It shouldn't keep changing! Now, I really must go do all that stuff and see if that will drown out the voice calling me to play.
(I promise to give you knitting pictures soon! I can share some of what I have been working on.)

4 comments:

Bubblesknits said...

Speaking of books, guess what my Mom brought back? The last Twilight book. I need a box to ship it in, but it should be on it's way to you soon. :-)

Channon said...

How cool is that?! What a thoughtful gift. (Even if I am sure his motivation was to stop your crankies...) I've abandoned my wee Christmas knitting projects, and am focusing on finishing the scarf for BFF...

gaylen said...

I say go play for an hour or so and then get back to your list. It will work in that order :)

Congrats on the new pressy. g

Anita said...

OH! What a fun birthday present!! I'm so far behind on my blog reading cause of trying to finish up holiday stuff & shopping & & &.... I'm sure you've got that baby up & running by now! Hope you are enjoying it!!