......Is how I describe myself this week so far (I know, and it's only Tuesday).
I decided to take Monday as my 'indulgent day'.
All housework could wait.
I spent a good deal of it 'surfing'. I saw something in a magazine that consumed me. It was a knitted garment. I wanted to make it, but my knitting skills are ropey at best. I spent a lot of time thinking about recreating it in crochet......but I knew it wouldn't look as good. After a bit of searching, I found there was a pattern available, which, hopefully, a basic knitter could do. So more time was spent searching for the right yarn. I want to make one in some 'cheap' stuff first to see if I can do it okay, then I'll make a 'proper' one in some nice yarn. Hopefully, by then, my knitting skills would have improved slightly and I'll know the pattern so it'll look okay. If I can get my rear into gear and get going on it, I'll reveal what it is. I don't want to tempt fate just yet. It may just be a total disaster and look utterly pants.
I have been surfing yarn sites for scrummy yarn, which is always fun. What is not fun, is seeing same brands and colours looking totally different on different sites, so I have no idea of true colour. Urgh, the downside of internet shopping. I really do like to see yarns in person before I buy. Computer screens can be so misleading for colour choices.
So, I'm 'skittish'. That excited sort of 'skittish'. I have a big list of things I am desperate to make this year. I really want to get the list down.
It never seems to go down.
There are lots of things that have been on my list for years, and they keep getting 'bumped' down for other 'on a whim' projects.
I thought if I wrote the list down here, then maybe it would FORCE me to get some of them done this year.
4 x Blankets (Granny Squares (big, small) Wavy and multi coloured stripes)
2 x Sweaters
2 x Cardigans
2 x Cushions
1 x Cardigan
1 x Sweater
1 x Hot Water Bottle
Okay, so these are my 'Basics' on my 'To Do' list. Things that have been on there as real WANTS to make for a long while. This list doesn't account for all the other bits and pieces that come along at any given moment. Things like scarves, hats, wrist warmers, doilies etc. Hummmmm, it'll be interesting to see if I can get any ticked off this year.....FINALLY.
It's cold outside. We finally got snow. Not a huge amount, but enough to make the Bears happy and make me loathe living at the top of a steep hill. The walk to school took longer today as Baby Bear insisted on scooping up every bit of it. Cars were sliding all over the place down the hill, and I was dreaming of steaming hot coffee and toasty socks when I got home.
My indulgent day yarn surfing yesterday, has meant it's double up on house chores today. Urgh. Needs must. The Bears really are useless, and driving me insane at the moment. Teenagers and annoying little brothers. Not the best combination.
I'm still de-cluttering and it's feeling good.....but I have a LONG way to go before I feel happy. My Sunshine Day Blanket has been packed away for a bit. I haven't even attempted to make any more motifs. I've started another little crochet project! ha ha! Just a scarf (seriously, I SO don't need any more). I needed a break from the blanket though. I needed to do something that didn't mean having little squares and balls of yarn everywhere. The yarn is a dream to work with, and I'm loving the shades together. I cannot wait to wrap it around me.
I thought I'd leave you with another little bit of Blog Loving today.
More blogs I love to read. Maybe you know them.....maybe some are new to you. It's always nice to discover new blogs.
Cheerio for now