December 06, 2009

Back to Basics

I had my heart set on making Seascape, but the more I knit it, the more out of love I fell.  That happens sometimes.  While I have no regrets about having knit some of it in the first place, I am suffering with angst over what to replace it with.

Since it's going to be gifted, I have to come up with something appropriate for the recipient that I will enjoy making.  That's no easy feat because I have about a gazillion patterns to choose from and so far I got nothing.

So while I was mulling over my options, I whipped up a pair of socks for my son:

Every time I go to look for a skein of yarn I'd bump into this Online Linie Holiday (I think).  Truth be told, I'm sick of bumping into it.  And since my son is down to 3 hand knit socks (all different), I figured what better way to get rid of this yarn than making him a pair of socks.  I cast on Friday evening and they were done on Saturday evening.

Now I'll never run into this skein again.  That's one less thing I'll have to rifle through while I'm looking for the charger for my Kindle.  Does anyone know where I put it?  I've downloaded some books that I'd like to read now and the charger is hiding from me.

Let me get back on track.  Still having no idea about what to make with the Seascape yarn, I decided to cast on for a pair of basic mittens for Odessa.  She's only 4 years old and she can always use extra hats/gloves/mittens since, at her age, keeping track of her stuff is not important.  This morning, I cast on these mittens:

They only took a couple of hours to make with some Wool-Ease in Cranberry and US #4 double points.  If there's enough of this skein left to make a matching hat, I will.  How big is the head of a 4 year old anyway?  Can I make a hat with less than half a skein of yarn?  I'll figure it out.

Well, I'm off to find the charger for the Kindle.  But before I go, I'd like to leave you with this one piece of wisdom from someone who is notoriously misplacing things. 

Like Odessa, I can't keep track of my stuff either.  I call it putting things 'up', but that's just a euphemism.  I'd have better luck finding stuff that was tacked to the ceiling.  And just as 'up' is a misnomer, let me also say that putting things in 'one place' is also a joke in my world.  I put the cord for the Kindle in one place with all the rest of my 'important stuff'.  That means a whole lot of my stuff is missing andI can't blame the cat.  I mean, I can, but it would be a lie.

In future, I'm going to write myself notes and use post-it notes and write things down in a diary or something.  Maybe I'm going to put all of my stuff under my bed just to cut down on the search area.  I have to come up with something.

OK, I'm off.  I've got cooking, dishes and laundry to fold.  And then I'll find the cord for the Kindle which I will tape it to my headboard.

1 comment:

  1. Great socks, the stripes match! That's always a wonderment for me. I like the color of the mittens, very girly. I hope you'll get a hat out of the left over ball,it would be so nice to have a set. I'm beginning to not find things too, but it's more like there's too much stuff around everywhere in the house and no space to put it. Also I think Happy is hiding things, to confuse me....