This has been a really nice weekend. It has been below 95F/35C for two days now. It is still hot, but we have turned off the air conditioner and opened the windows. It feels so good to have some fresh air.
A week ago I made a bag for a co-worker as a gift and then I found out that another co-worker is leaving in a week to back to college. I wanted to make her a gift too, she had thought she was going to stay here and not return to university. Well, I am very proud of her for deciding to go back. That got me thinking about Christmas and that I hadn't put anything on my YOP list for Christmas gifts and birthdays, or other events that I know I will need gifts for. I am going to update my list and I think this with all of my other WIP's will get me through the holidays with plenty to do.
Here is my list.
1. Sidewalk Shawl
2. Japanese Flower Scarf
3. Multi-Stitch Blanket
4. Mom's Blanket
5. Granny Love Blanket
6. My Cardigan
7. Amiga Cowl
8. Sock Yarn Motif Scarf
9. Sock Yarn slippers
10. One completed knit item
Here are the additions.
11. Slouchy tote for my college friend.
12. Blanket for Sawyer.
13. Blanket for Wyatt.
14. Blanket for Sarah.
These are my nephews and niece. They all asked for blankets for Christmas. I am planning on using this awesome new yarn I saw. I haven't seen it in any stores ( and I have looked everywhere), but I will order it.
Lion Brand Yarn Homespun Thick and Quick.
You use a huge hook (size N) and it works up really quickly. I can't wait to make their blankets with it. You can make a blanket in a weekend with it. I think I am going to use a ripple pattern for all three.
15. Nativity Scene for my SIL. I think she will really like this. I think it is really neat and she has several Nativity sets.
Hopefully that will be it for the list for awhile. Lol. I have way too many projects on the go right now and feel a bit frenetic. I need to settle down and focus on one at a time. I work on my One-A-Day (Granny Love) a little everyday. I also have two other CAL's going on. The Japanese Flower Scarf and the Sidewalk Shawl. So my goal for the week is to finish the bag and then finish one of the two CAL's. Then the following week I will finish the other. When I have accomplished that I will finish up something else on the list. Focus, focus, focus. Going to have to be my mantra. I will talk to everyone soon. :)