Tuesday, November 17, 2009

must. keep. going...

My track record with mittens is not the best. I can't explain it - I happily knit socks - endless rounds of stockinette, around, and around, and around... but the mittens confound me. It's the same as sock knitting, only faster and on bigger needles (usually). All signs that I should be cranking out mittens like there's no tomorrow. So why am I stalled here, with just a few more rows before shaping the top, and doing the thumb, on the FIRST of a pair? I should be able to clear this baby in one evening, do the mate in two days, and still make the two more pairs I have planned. (son's teacher, and his sitter - they would both love these...)

But I always seem to find something else to do in the evenings - making some cards (necessary, since they are also Christmas gifts), or just puttering around the house (again, necessary, as we are on a major purge of all extraneous crap in this house). The socks for my husband and FIL - I'm thinking they will get them partially done, with a promise for the New Year. (It's okay, they're both used to it). Husband is getting the blue and grey cotton stretch socks he has specifically requested, and FIL is getting the black and grey Fame Trend ones. I think. I'm not completely convinced of this.

To be honest, I've been a little distracted - my MIL's 80th birthday celebration is this Sunday, and things are ramping up. The Kommandant has been sharply spoken to, it seems, because she is all sweetness and light these days, praising ad nauseum. I think I prefer the bitchy attitude to all this saccharine syrup. Whatever, I'm on top of what I need to do, except the cupcakes which I will bake and decorate on Saturday. My husband and I find it rather funny that we, the one couple in the family that enjoys entertaining and cooking, and does it the most, has been completely shut out of the food situation. Oh well, it's a team effort, that's what I keep repeating to myself.
I think I'll start drinking on Saturday night, just to be ready for this...

5 comments:

Carol said...

You need some kind of reward for finishing those mitts. Beads, maybe???

Sel and Poivre said...

I can relate to being shut out of the food despite having superior credentials - I always get assigned the jellied salad for functions at my SIL's!

KnitTech said...

Other people *hate* being shown up, so they'll do anything to make themselves appear better. Since you do everything amazingly, they* have a lot of ground to try and make up.

Finish the gloves, Christmas is sneaking up faster than you think.

* They in the general sense of the word.

TracyKM said...

Mittens are pretty easy to make on the LK150 :)

Brenda said...

I'm with you on mitten making. Think I'll email Tracy and find out about making them on the LK150.