It's getting closer and the days are not getting any longer. I'm in a tizzy of indecision and projects.
There's the granny square blanket I'm making from all the odd bits and pieces of yarn I have. It's coming along nicely and rather addictive as I try out new colour combinations. (Not another blanket, Mum, my youngest cries - and looking around the lounge he may have a point so I have put a couple away for now).
The knitted/crochet blanket I'm making for son number 1 (he doesn't want one but I'm making him one anyway to see if I can convert him to the wonders of homespun!) It should also be interesting to see his 'thanks, I love it' fake face when he opens it at Christmas :) This one is a mixture of knitting and crochet - only another 24 squares to go. On reflection, this may have to be a Christmas present for next year.
There's the blanket I'm making for son number 2 (he does want one - he loved his Baktus scarf I made for him to wear when he goes to NYC soon) and I found some lovely wool/acrylic/alpaca mix yarn that is soooo soft and chunky. It's called Peru by Katia and is very reasonably priced which is good news for a blanket project as I am knitting this on size 6mm needles and one square has taken one ball.
There are the crochet stars I'm making from Yvonne's Yvestown blog post. I've used thin crochet cotton and a 1.5 hook and 4ply white Patons cotton with a 2.0 hook - not a project for nighttime as I go practically cross-eyed!
And the Copenhagen pillow, also from Yvestown. This one will have to be a gift - my sons and sister are afraid that one day they will find me dead in a sea of crochet cushions!
Not to mention all the yarn for scarves just waiting to be made up. Yikes.
Son number 3's girlfriend wants mittens for Christmas and I can't find a pattern I like. She's tiny so if anyone has any suggestions I'd appreciate them! Son number 2 also wants a cowl scarf - I've got the wool and the circular needles but this project is on the back burner as I really hate circular needles.
My sewing room (formerly known as the dining room) is awash with 'stuff' - lots of works in progress and ideas waiting to come to fruition.
How am I going to fit all this in? I'm considering giving up cooking and housework - that should buy me some extra hours. Now, if only I could do without sleep.
So, what to do? What to do?
Ah, that's better.
Now for a spot of Kirsty's Homemade Home (please don't let there be too many new ideas on tonight to add to my list of things I absolutely must make)!
Wishing you all a tizzy-less week.
Addendum: I am posting this the next morning as there was a photo uploading embago on (must have been some crucial point in the death and destruction that is Black Ops for the XBox) and then we had to interrupt Kirsty to work on Will's personal statement for uni applications. A little disappointed with Kirsty the last couple of weeks except, I may have to go and buy some fabric fixer as I used to be the queen of stencilling in a former life and have loads of lovely stencils that could be used on fabric......