Monday, November 05, 2007

It's all about the progress

I have a confession to make. Last week I was feeling very overwhelmed. I wasn't getting as much done as I wanted, I had a rotten cold and I was struggling a bit with feeling depressed. Not really depressed, just blah. (It didn't help that none of you have been commenting lately either...sniff. Haha, just kidding. I know how busy ya all get!)
I knew that the next two weeks would be crazy with the musical and costumes, Christmas was less than 2 months away, and things were not going as well as I expected. So I didn't knit on much of anything. A few rows here and there, and that was it.

Then I managed to work a BUNCH on my shawl pattern. I am finally close to finishing it. YAY! That helped me to feel better. That pattern was hanging over my head and I had no desire to work on it. I'm so glad I finally buckled down and did it. I feel so much better now that I have made a lot of progress.

I also got a fair amount done on the prayer shawl for my friend. My hands paid for it, ouch, but I have over a foot of knitting done.

Remember these socks?

Well, I hate them. Plain and simple. My girls think they are really cute, but I don't like them at all. I was going to knit my niece socks for Christmas, and she would really love these. They are totally her colors. However, she is only 8. These would be way too long. So, I made an executive decision to rip the toe off and shorten the foot to her size. That way I am 1/2 done with a gift, I won't have to feel bad that these just aren't me and everyone is happy! :)

Sock #1 is finished for mom too. I was beginning to think I might have to give her the Sedona Socks after all. (Many thanks by the way to those of you who have purchased the pattern already! I really appreciate it!)

I really like these! I will definitely make this pattern again. Maybe even for my sister for Christmas. I am pretty sure I have yarn in the stash for them and still plenty of time to make them.

So.....I am just excited that I have made some progress, and I don't even care that nothing is finished. I'm getting there, and that's what counts.

6 comments:

tiennie said...

Look at all the lovely knits! Yep, pretty soon all this progress will turn into finished objects!

Julie said...

Look at that; before you know it, you'll have three FO's! And a couple Christmas presents completed. Pretty good progress, I'd say :)

Opal said...

Beautiful projects! I especially love those blue Sedona's. Keep up the good work!

Robbyn said...

You are absolutely right - it's the journey that counts :)

Those socks are handsome. I know they're for your mom, but it occurs to me that with the right selection of color, they would be a perfect design for a fella too. Hard to find a decent pattern (besides ribbing) for aq man's sock sometimes :)

I'm so glad you're feeling better and getting along with your knitting again. Fugs suck :)

trek said...

I really like the blue socks.

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