It’s funny, isn’t it, how no matter how many projects and things get finished–there is always something else to work on. In fact, earlier today I figured that I had 4 different crochet projects in the works–each with their own deadline.
But in doing the real count, it turns out to actually be 7.
There is one white blessing shawl for my nephew, a pink shawl for baby Keni, three different greenWinkle bags, a Lily sweater and a hoodie for another nephew– all at varying stages of progress. Of course they are each in a different tote bag–with the yarn, the hook, the pattern, the scissors–everything needed to complete it.
Maybe this would drive some people nuts–having so much going on–all at the same time. But it works for me, because I can just grab a bag on my way out the door and POOF! I’m ready to work whenever I find myself just…waiting.
Which moms do a lot.
Nephew Caelin’s Blessing Shawl– in progress
Now, I did try once–long ago, to force myself to stick with one thing until it was finished–before I would let myself move on. But the problem with that was–I could never work on whatever it was in front of whoever it was for. So I’d end up sitting around doing nothing.
Kiss of death to a twitchy chick like me.
I remember the words to the Primary song, “I have two little hands folded snuggly and tight…” But it must not have sunk in because these hands don’t like to fold snuggly and tight.
I’d go nuts.
So this way works better for me.
By having a bunch of stuff ready to work on, I can grab just the right project no matter where I’m going or who I’ll be with.
This way, it helps to keep all the birthday secrets—secret…
…and my weird twitchy hands from…
And that’s a good thing.
7 Replies to “All at the same time…”
I love the shawl! Too bad my little girl will be born in the summer. Those lambs are adorable. You are so creative and talented!
I love the lambies. Wish I could remember how to crochet. Having twitchy hands can be a good thing. Look at all the wonderful things you have created over the years. We should all be so lucky.
I feel bad that it’s taken so long to get the Crochet “how to” pages up. I’ll work on that. Crocheting is not hard–and you’ll be surprised at how it will alllll come back to you. I wish you were here and I’d just show you. You’d have it in a couple of minutes. Fear not! We’ll do it.
Oh, and Kathy– even summer babies need a soft lacey shawl–it’s kinda cold in the chapel you know. :]
I LOVE the little lambkins. They remind me Lamb Chop and Sheri Lewis – I suppose I just really dated myself huh?!? Oh well – they’re darling and don’t be surprised if any day now I drop in for a little lesson.
Aunt Launi – You so rock!! Thank you so much for what looks to be a beautiful blessing shawl for our sweet boy!! We love you sooo much! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!!!!!
Lynette… I LOVED Lambchops!!! 🙂
I’m excited for another cozy blankey for Baby Chomp! She’ll love it!
Here’s my snarky comment. The dinosaur in the one picture… he’s in your room because his tail had a run-in with a little white dog this one time. You mind taking a look at that, you know… when you’re done with all your others projects!!! 😉