Thursday, January 12, 2006

I need to prioritize!

My last post was just a rambling of what I'd like to get done and stuff. I need to make a better list because the stuff that needs to get done, won't get done... And the stuff that doesn't need to be done, will be done. So here it goes:

Projects that need to be finished before the end of this month:
* Alivia's dress (knitting done, just need to "finish")
* Pikmin hat, I need to design it so Valeska and Katie and finish theirs before March 24th (Sakuracon)

Projects that need to be done before the end of Feb:
* Richard's Hufflepuff hat (started)
* Prayer shawl (3/4 of the knitting is finished)
* My anime hat
* Alexandria's baby blanket (that's been on hold a full year!)

Projects with no finish date:
* Arm warmers for myself
* Fingerless gloves for paintball
* afghan made from the knifty knitter
* amigurumi (little knit/crocheted animals/monsters/things)

Of course I'm not going to work on my top two items tonight. That would just be silly!! *Rolling eyes* I think I'm working on the Hufflepuff hat. I'm using a variation of THIS PATTERN from the blue blog

And some time in the next month, I'd like to put a list of the blogs I visit regularly in my sidebar... and maybe make a new layout, I get a little weirded out when I go to other knitting blogs that have the exact same layout. I also need to organize my stash and stuff.

Sorry, no pictures tonight... I need to find my camera.

Wednesday, January 4, 2006

Knit blogging, what's that?

Well, it's been awhile since my last update. I keep reading all my favorite knit blogs and if they haven't been updated, I'm all like "Geesh, you'd think people'd keep these things up to date." Then I remember my poor neglected blog and think, "I should work on that tonight." And I don't.

Part of the reason is being busy and hardly having time to knit, let alone blog. Another reason is that I always forget to take pictures of my FO's before I hand them off to their new owners.

I did finally get pictures of some things I knit for my sis-in-law and nieces (some of the items are 2 years old) (and the pictures aren't really the greatest, I don't really feel like messing with them to make them look right):

Erin, Alivia, and Keylie

Keylie and Alivia

Erin and Alivia

As for current projects, well, there's no pictures right now:

*I'm currently working on a dress for Alivia. It was supposed to be for Christmas, but I lost the groove on it. I hope to finish it before spring...

*I got some knifty knitter looms for Christmas from my mom. So I've decided to knit a blanket out of cheap acrylic yarn (red heart) and then back it with some flannel or something. It should be pretty warm. (yes, already started).

*A prayer shawl I started a couple of months ago. I believe it's going to my grandma, who is undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

Some projects I want to start (but of course I'll have to finish some others before I start these because they'll require more yarn buying...):

*Some fingerless gloves for my uncle, cousins, my brother and my boyfriend. Apparently they use them for paintball so their knuckles are protected, but they still get some warmth and free use of their fingers. *colors must be black, dark green, dark grey, or dark blue. (the ones they currently use are falling to pieces!)

*I still want to knit some arm warmers for myself and maybe a pair of mittens.

*I still need to make Richard a yellow and black hat to match the Hufflepuff scarf

*I came up with an idea for an anime hat. That'll be fun.

*Before March, I need to come up with a pattern for Pikmin hats so we (me, Katie, and Valeska) can knit them up for Sakuracon