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Sunday, August 28, 2011

It is Official... The Beast is Packed Up!!

The bulk of my yarn and jewelry making supplies were packed last week... I've had a bad case of the shakes ever since my babies were boxed up! I've been trying to finish up a few projects so they can be shipped to their new homes. Yesterday was Xander's 8th birthday and I did get his afgan completed on time to send it home with Zero today. Originally, it was going to be a blanket for his bed but time did not allow me making it any bigger. Next time little man...

The Beast is resting comfortably in 4 sections in a box ready to travel to his new home. I have told myself that I will need to get the rest of the house in order before I allow myself to reassemble him... we all know that I am just fool'n myself...

GASP!!!! I think I heard him calling my name from his box in the corner!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Oops Slippers & Completed Little T

In my never ending quest to use up as much of my stash as possible... my "So that I don't have to pack it!" plan... I finally completed Little T's blanket. Unfortunately, I found a bag with an old slipper in it that was given to me by one of the kiddo's therapist.

She had an old pair of worn out slippers that she loved and wanted me to see if I could repair them. They were worn well past their good use and so I told her I would knit or crochet her another pair.... OOOPS I FORGOT!!! So in-between packing, school, and trying to survive this lovely hot weather I completed a pair of slippers in her favorite color.

Oops Slipper NOTES
I am not adept at writing out my patterns. Please read completely and feel free to contact me for clarification.

Plasti Dip can be applied to create a non-slip bottom for slippers

Little T's Blanket FINALLY FINISHED!
Crochet'd point edging

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Too Much to Do... and Too Little Time to Do IT!

Well it is official... we are moving this month and I am feeling a bit overwhelmed... OK A LOT OVERWHELMED!! I am in my last 5 weeks of school and moving week is also finals week. I so need to strangle my event planner!!
As part of the moving process, I am trying to get rid of some of the extras and scale down so I won't have to pack it and tote it to the new place. I'm finding it downright impossible to pack my knitting stuff. I need it... I must have it...
I have been trying to use up some scraps and odds n ends on quickie projects... and face it... I MUST KNIT! So I make these lil bargains with myself... pack 3 boxes and you can knit for 30 minutes... shampoo the carpet in one room and you get an hour!!
I also worry about setting up my new workroom space so we went over to the new place and measured. Big Daddy was focused on where to put the projector and screen... me... I was mentally arranging where the Beast was going to go and where I am gonna store my supplies...

A few of my scrap projects this week

Fuzzy hat for a friend taking chemo

cute but really hot

Watermelon scrap hat... I may make seeds out of polymer clay or use buttons for seeds

A hat for Xander