Thinking of Christmas
Weird I know, but I have been mentally planning out some Christmas Knitting:
1. Lionbrand Incredible Yarn Scarf - my library clerk
2. two pairs of socks - my hubby
3. Pirate Hat - my hubby
4. Hooded pullover sweater - My niece, Gracie
5. something, not sure what yet - my niece, Ellie
That's the beginning. Of course I have Gracie's Birthday in September yet. And then nothing again until December, so I might just make it alright. I was moving yarn around two days ago in the stash room and ran across the bag of ribbon yarn and pattern I had been planning to use for Gracie's birthday. Lucky I found it now and not after September! So I put needles in the bag with everything and cast on for this cute little Tee-shirt I have the back almost complete. It is working up really fast on size 10.5 needles. I hope it comes out as cute as the picture on the pattern!
Plus I crocheted a small diagonal blanket for the charity bag in black and variegated. The picture doesn't do it justice, but it was a cute little blanket. I am really trying to use up all my stash. It'll never happen, but I am giving it a huge effort! I have seen several people keep track of how much they are using on their blogs. A very cool idea and rewarding to see it in numbers, but I don't think I can manage that. I'll just keep plugging away at what I have.
House/dog sitting is over for now. We had an easy couple of days with the exception of walking through dog pee at 6am in the kitchen this morning. I really could have done with out that mess. Babysitting duties are over as well. I spent the last two mornings starting at 7am with Ellie at my sister's house. Ellie is 17 months old now. She is a regular chatterbox! She just cracks me up with all the words and things she knows. She says my name pretty well too! I love being an Auntie.