Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Day 2.

Well my awaited unemployment has finally set it. Effective 12/4. This is my second day at home. This week I am headed to NJ for a week - so in preparation, I've hardly had a second to breathe... I'm finishing off orders as quickly as possible in hopes of coming back from NJ with a clean slate. I hope to have a more relaxed schedule... Sewing for a few hours a day and getting in some good, quality knit time. I also dream of days where a trip to the grocery store doesn't seem like another task and preparing dinner is pleasant and relaxed rather than necessary and hurried.

How do I feel? I feel ok? I assume that my true feelings of this 'new' lifestyle will not settle in until after the holiday since we are traveling so much between now and then. I have managed to squeeze in a bit of knitting... The Snooty Snood - I had to get on board! I've almost finished the Columbia Beret, too, inspired by OneKnitWit. FO pics coming soon!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Handmade Inspiration Strikes at the 11th Hour

I have to almost laugh out loud as I write this post. I was just e-mailing my last minute Christmas orders to Taryn Peine... She's whipping up great baby stuff - and lucky for me, I have a lot of little babies in my life who will be showered with handmade gifts this year. Handmade by Taryn, not me.

I have a little list of quick knits that I am going to attempt to make for people! I will let you know how I fair after the holiday with a photo packed post of gifts that we gave (if I finish them..).

If you are looking for some handmade, 11th hour inspiration of your own --- check out the Loops blog where Shelley is featuring 25 Last Minute Knit Gifts! She's only on day 3... so you can still catch up!