Monday, March 19, 2012

The End of Spring Break

I am so sad when spring break comes to an end. It's not because I sleep in late or shop all day. Rather, I am sad because my productivity diminishes greatly when I have
to go back to work. Shocker, right! But, I will be thankful for this time and look forward to the next time I have an entire week of uninterrupted crafting. This week I
  • knit 3 pairs of booties and 1 baby hat
  • knit 2 coffee cup cozies
  • started, ripped and started knitting again a baby sweater
  • almost finished with my It's a Wrap KAL
  • made a quilt for a baby gift
  • completed the top of a T-shirt quilt
  • have 15 baby quilts in various stages of completion - 5 just need binding, 5 need to be quilted and 5 have the appliqué complete
  • made 3 meals from Pinterest
all while watching the entire 2005-20011 series of Doctor Who! Don't you see why I am sad to go back to work :(

Thursday, March 1, 2012


As a knitter, I feel as if I am ripping projects out more than I am completing them sometimes. The perfectionist in me can take over and handicap my ability to accept less than my very best. Most of the time I don't mind that part of my personality because I still produce quite a bit as a crafter. However, when the rest of my world is uncertain or lacking consistency or predictability, I get worse and strive for my knitting or quilting or whatever else I am doing at the time to be at its best because that is what I can control. This morning, I just ripped out about 35 rows in a wrap that I am doing for a KAL. I am sad but know that the imperfection would have prevented me from ultimately enjoying it. So, today I need a reminder that I produce beautiful things. Thus, the Semele.