14 July 2010
7 Small Shawls: T - 170 days and counting down.
The great thing about thinking in terms of songs is that it's easier to title posts. Hee. :)
But really, something did give. I am feeling a bit overwhelmed right now. Actually, I'm kind of blithering. I had entered projects at the county fair, and that was the first thing that went. Even though most everything was done (except for Spinner's Challenge - and that was a non-starter), the problem was that my shawls would have had to be re-blocked. Pieces were due today and I made the executive decision to blow it off completely. No time, you see, and little inclination to rush around like a madwoman trying to block everything! Unless I can learn to wrinkle time (did any of you read that amazing book? A Wrinkle in Time? Love!), I will probably need to say no a little more often.
But I digress. I blew off the fair, and then I had to triage my projects. Away went one that was just too much. It was one of those things that might have been fun if I had a little extra time, but I knew it would turn out to be a disproportionate amount of work for the pay. And it was a very short fuse. So I had to be brutally honest with myself. I hate doing that.
In other news, my new shoes came, and I love them! They are the best of both worlds; two of my very favorite shoes combined.
Cowboy boot clogs! Awe. Some. (ETA: I got them on sale here.)
And how is knitting going, you ask? This is as far as I got on the Maia fingerless mitts today.
The provisional portion of my very very favorite sock and mitt cast on. The design has gelled in my mind - I often daydream designs while I'm hammering out shawl pins. And I made a lot of pins today.
Tomorrow, the first stage of my club shipment goes out, along with a bunch of pin orders, both retail and wholesale.
And now I must must be off to give the bunnies their evening treats (and get a few nose rubs in return) and then it's off to bed with me! Nighty night!!!