Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Honey, I'm Home

Let me see, let me see........what have I been adoin........welp, for one I've been playing a game of sorts with myself. You may remember the Tomten I started last year. Yeah, the one that mocked me every time I went into the wool room. It called me every name and then some. Stinkin thing. If you remember I finally named it Edward Longshanks out of pure hatred. Well, I finally decided I was either going to have to finished the blanking thing or silence it once and for all. And since Aaron has always been so excited about it my motherly love got the best of me and I came up with a plan.

I have various kinds of knitting. I have my "mindless" knitting. This is the kind of knitting I can work on in the car (while riding, never say I condone knitting while driving, however, you should ALWAYS has at least one project with you at all times, remember the dude in the elevator). Or mindless knitting is handy while waiting in the doctor's office or during meetings or church services, etc., etc. (keep your self-righteous thoughts to yourself please)

So I always have some form of mindless knitting going. Simple socks work well for this but, presently I have the faux moebius going for this. Why faux you ask? Okay, a moebius is actually knit in the round but the knitting is twisted. Mine is a faux moebius because I am knitting it as a rectangular scarf and then I'm twisting it when I seam it together. (please keep your self-righteous thoughts to yourself).

The game of sorts is this, I'm not allowed to work on anything else at home until the tomten is finished. I really don't have that much to do. Just the sleeves and the trim. Of course the trim is like knitting 6-8 rows around a football field. (I did cheat a tad by doing some spinning. Self-righteous thoughts should be kept to yourself, please.)

The real fun to this here game is that I go to Enchanted Yarn and Fiber once a week and while there and only there I get to work on the cutest little hoodie you ever saw. I love this little baby and she is for me, me, ME!!!! (You know what to do, please.)

11 comments:

TheBond said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that hoodie!!!!!!! YAY!

Angelika said...

I love the hoodie and the lace. I know what you mean with all the projects. I have one in the car for when I wait for the boys to come out of school. It's my on the go projects. I am also guilty of knitting behind the wheel while I wait for the next parent to pick up their kid and scootch forward int he line of cars.

Traci said...

I can't wait to see this tomten. It must be ginormous! I take my knitting with me always. I get nervous if I don't knit for a while sometime during the day!

Romi said...

Coool! Love the hoodie and the lace.

Tabitha said...

Well, I can't wait to see pics of both this tomten and that awesome hoodie! What color did you pick?

BammerKT said...

Yeah yeah I love the sweaters, but even better. . . YOU'RE BACK!!! WOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

can't wait to see the tomten.

Suzanne said...

Glad to see you're back, you always make my day, somedays in tears, most in laughter. Thanks for sharing.

Katidids said...

We missed, been keepin you in my prayers! That sweater is so great! And its for you? You go girl! It's about time! Did you have any damage from the wind storm?

Janet said...

Welcome back friend! Love the new hoodie yarn, can't wait to see it knit up! Keep on with the tomten, it will be done before you know it!

Joanne said...

I'm very glad you're back on the web! Keep plugging and you'll finish that sweater. A few rows a day...that's what does it for me when I have something I am completely tired of!

Teresa said...

Great idea and that things should be done by now. I hope so at least for your sake.
I knit in church and during church meetings all the time. I do restrict that knitting to prayer shawls but I sure get a lot done, especially during meetings.