Can someone tell me how we got to Thursday? Christmas is nearly upon us! And despite the fact that I wasn't really going to knit gifts this year, my schedule is filling up quite rapidly. I've even started a knitting schedule on my calendar in an effort to be efficient and get things done in a timely manner (and I'm already behind. Bah.). So far I'm booked until the 20th, and most of it is Zombies! Haha.
The first attempt at a new fingerless mitt design. I've changed the design since then, but can't show you now since it's a gift.
I'm going to need to change things up with the way I hold my needles. All my projects are on double pointed needles right now and I'm developing a pain in the knuckle of my right index finger. Not good. I'm thinking Irish Cottage or "Lever" style knitting. I've tried continental and my fingers are just too stupid to figure it out.
I think I'm just about ready to start an Etsy shop. My whole family has been telling me I need to, but I've had this fear that no body would actually buy anything I knit. I think the Zombies-for-payment thing finally got me over that. I might sell some patterns too, if I can get them written up. I might need some test/tech knitters eventually, if any one is interested.
I'm going to attempt to finish this shawl by the end of the year as well. Hey! I hear you laughing. Stop it. I'm not crazy. I just... aim high. Yeah. That's it.
There is a draft in this house that keeps running across my feet and I can not find it. It's driving me nuts. I'm pretty sure it's the front door. But I put a rolled up towel at the bottom and I still feel the draft.
Good news though. Our electricity bill is 1/4 of what we figured it would be! Yay! So I guess I can deal with the draft as long as it's not sucking up our heating costs.
I'm grumpy today. I'm trying not to be, but my brain is apparently trying to vacate my body and I've had a pretty nasty headache since last night. And my littlest man woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. And that draft. (Did I mention it was driving me nuts?) Ugh. I think I just need a cup of tea and some knitting time.
I'm thinking I need to do a series on holiday cookies. Maybe one recipe per week, if I can. What say you all?
Have a wonderful, warm, headache free day,