Sunday, December 6, 2009

Niece’s Snuggly Sweater is Finally Done!

I’m still alive but barely knitting. I’m not ignoring anyone’s blog because of a lack of interest – please don’t take offense. I haven’t even touched mine for 2 months.

I’m LOVING LOVING LOVING karate and am considering dropping yoga because of my huge time commitment to exercise and the lack of knitting. I know the exercise is a healthier option; I’m trying to find balance between my leisure activities and work. I’m also now afraid I won’t finish that huge stack of UFO’s and unstarted projects with pending yarn in my closet before I die (some 60 years from now if I’m lucky). It’s scary. You think I exaggerate but when I look at my UFO’s that are over 10 years old and I haven’t touched them, you’ll understand why a mere 6 decades (if I’m healthy enough to do anything) is a cause for alarm.

I had these grand plans of knitting things for my kids every and am feeling like a bad mother because I haven’t made them special hats, scarves, mitts or sweaters in the past 2 years. Okay, I made them dinosaurs last winter, but it’s a small drop in the bucket of what I would like to do for them.

It took me a little over 5 months to complete my niece’s sweater doing no other knitting projects – that’s gotta be the longest it’s taken me to do a single item. Anyways, I’m happy with the results; I think my sister’s family will be, too.

I’m on to a new project, not my UFO’s. Friends of ours had a baby not too long ago and were promised a blanket. I better get cracking and hope it doesn’t take me another 6 months to finish a project.


lara griffiths said...

it is such a great color i am sure she will love it.... i think i have 20 UFO's that get put on the back burner for ANYTHING new i get to work on.... i feel your pain.


Fran said...

Thanks, Lara.

bev said...

Sometimes we have to put other things first. Plug away at what you can and don't pressure yourself to do more. The FO is really nice. Color is so soft. Now, if I could take a lesson from you and get a bit more excercise all would be well.

Fran said...

That's so sweet. Thanks, Bev.

Anonymous said...

That sweater is gorgeous! What's the pattern? As for the whole guilt thing - me too. I'm working on a Buccaneer blanket for hubby, who's from Tampa, and the only timeline I gave him was that I'd finish it before I died. He said, "What if I die before you?" I said, "Don't."