Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Post FO Completion High

Does anyone else find that when they finish a project just before bedtime that they need some wind-down time before getting to sleep? I finished the second slipper for a pair of felted clogs around 12:30 on Sat. night. I didn't get to sleep until almost 4 am! I was so wound up! I know my list is overwhelming me. And I should have been knitting for those 3.5 hours.... UGH! I need my sleep if I'm going to keep up with my list. Already I've narrowed it down. I'm okay with that. Although it's kinda sad, given that I started Christmas knitting in August. I finished another clog last night, all except the sewing up the bottom and the weaving in the ends which I left on purpose so that I would be able to sleep. I took a ripple pattern dishtowel I'm working on for my brother and sister-in-law to bed with me to keep me from getting too high on FOs. It worked. I knit for a bit longer but got to sleep at a sensible time. So that's my new trick, leave the last bit to do the next day to prevent the FO high.

Speaking of FO highs, I finished and felted another purse. Pre-felted:

And Post-felted:

Man I love felting things! I just love how they turn out.

One more clog to go and that will be the last big thing to knit for the group of gifts I have to mail. Just a couple of hats, finish the dish towel and knit another dishcloth, add a pom-pom to a hat, sew in 2 sippers and possibly knit a neck gaiter.. oh and finish a throw that is made out of fleece (I'll post it when it's done, it's not knit but it's still a nice idea) to do by Monday for the mail. I have another list then for the final week into Christmas. Sadly, I will be knitting Christmas Day for my step brother, his finance and step sister.... Next year I must plan better!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I can't believe you're behind in your X'mas knitting projects... either you're lying or you come from a huge family!!

I do get hyper sometimes about finishing a project (especially when completing a sweater that FITS), but the need to have a minimal respectable look at work does ruin the fun..