Wednesday, November 15, 2006

The WIP Basket!

This morning when I sat down with my tea and pop tarts to read my blogs I didn't have anything to blog about...... as is the story of my life. I'm very quiet in person and am quite content to have silence all day. It annoys me that Moose has to have the radio on when he's home all the time, he even leaves it on for Sockies when he goes out............. *says she asks him to leave it on for her(rolls eyes)* Me I'd just rather have the silence. Weird I may be but thats just my preference. So when Moose informed me he was going on a guys vacation without me *hangs head* without me???? But we haven't been appart for more than a 12 hour shift in the almost 2 years we've been married and you're telling me your leaving me for 2 weeks??????
I get to stay home and go to work *throws confetti* and meanwhile you'll be sunning yourself on some beach somewhere..... grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat!
Until this morning I was less than thrilled to be home by myself for 2 weeks but reading Margene's blog this morning got me in a knitting mindset and I think I'm ready to get things done. On Margene's post this morning she talked about finishing up projects that are on the needles and starting a new project fresh on New Years Day. Well heck that sounds great to me, but can I really do it???
What on earth am I talking about??? I've got two whole weeks with no husband and nothing to do, heck i should be able to do it. But finishing my projects is not the only thing I plan to get done. I want to secretly finish the painting of the basement that was started oh so long ago for when Moose gets back as well as finish all my christmas shopping. Think I can do it???? We're gonna go for it and see what I can accomplish.
So for WIP's that are in my basket at the moment are:

1. Second Socktoberfest sock- currently I am on the leg decreases
2. Butterfly - ohh poor butterfly is still on the border from Amazing Lace
3. Tweedy Aran Cardi - I frogged that thing 3 times yesterday and I'm still at the same spot.
4. Potomaus socks - I don't know if these will get finished or not but I'd like figure out what I did wrong and finish those dang socks.
5. Ruby - the pink tank I made that was waaaay too small. Plan to make a larger size

Think thats if for the time being, now if it wasn't for work I could start rocking this list now!

Now on to stitch markers. I've been keeping busy with custom orders. I have about 10 at the moment that I'm just waiting for the product to arrive so I can get them made and out to everyone. I've put together a page where I will have pics of all the stitch markers I make and if I have any available or not. I don't have it all set up yet but the page is here
These are some new markers I've been making but don't have on the page yet.

The colours are hard to capture but the far left are purple and the 4 right are black. These circles can be accented with any of the fiber optic beads I carry *with new colours on the way*

Here's an example of a green one complete. The green is much better than this in person, I just can't seem to get a good picture of it.
So a set of 5 are $7.50. Again any colour beads and size rings you desire.
Email me at celticcastonatrogersdotcom if you'd like to order some.


Amy said...

I am jealous of your two vacation, silence is always a good thing

Laura said...

Wow. If my husband and kids took a 2 week vacation and left me at home all alone.... what would I do? so hard to decide. Knit. Nap. Bake lotsa fun things and have dinners that don't involve ground beef or hot dogs. hehe

I'm totally with ya on getting projects finished up and off the needles before the end of the year. I have some that I definitely want to get finished up so I can start something special on January 1st! Yay!

Jeanne said...

I'm a firm believer in silence. When my husband announces he's going away, I think it makes him feel bad when I say, "Really? Great!", but I can't help it.

The Crafty Weasel said...

Wanna come down and meet Bayou? :-)

Rebekah said...

You can do it! The firs ttime my hubby and I were away was difficult, but in the end, it's nice to have a little alone time too every now and then.

Have a great time. Do something really girly for you.

Dave Daniels said...

I would LOVE to have a couple of weeks to myself! Heaven. Pure heaven. Alone time can be a good thing.
I am with you on ssssh quiet. I don't like a lot of noise.
Your stitch markers are beautiful!

Chris said...

Oh, once you get used to Moose not being there, I bet you'll enjoy it! I love alone time. Altho I do like to have music on sometimes. :)

irishmama said...

Its hard at first, but then you'll really enjoy it. You don't realise how little time you get for yourself, until you have it. Enjoy it.

knittingphilistine said...

Thank you so much for all of your sweet comments on my blog, lately! Your stitch markers are beautiful...I have been toying with the idea of making some of my own, but there's just no time these days. Yours are inspiring, though!