Friday, November 30, 2007

Time Crunch

I am feeling the time crunch of the holidays already. I am still unpacking, doing laundry and generally rebooting our life from our Thanksgiving week in Florida, and already and my calendar is packed with commitments and I haven't even had time to draw up the first of many holiday to-do lists. To buy, to bake, to send, to order, to decorate, to schedule, to do....

I have a pair of finished socks to show you, but no time to plan a clever photo shoot, so you'll have to content yourself with these action shots, taken with the self-timer as I emptied the washing machine and unloaded the groceries. Luckily, they are simple stockinette socks, so they are hardly worth a post on their own anyway. They're knit with Austermann Step yarn, and yes, Ann, they are identical to the pair you made this summer.


There's not even much time to knit, but what little knitting time I do have is dedicated to these little mittens and hats for the advent calendar. Only 4 more to go, plus some sort of cord from which to hang them all. And then all 24 to embroider, to pom, to hang, to fill. By tomorrow night.



Will I make it?

10 comments:

Sally said...

You're SuperLiz. Of course you will. But if you don't we won't hold it against you. :o)

anne marie in philly said...

bless you, my child (this woman should be in a straitjacket)! LOL

missed ya on wednesday!

Madge said...

Welcome back, Liz. Yes! I have faith in your superpowers. And you can always run to Target and buy more undies if the washing doesn't get done.

Ho ho ho.

SockMama said...

haha anne marie. :) You can do it!

Anonymous said...

Aghhh - just seeing those tiny mittens in the bowl makes me giddy - I can't wait to see them in final, calendar, form.

As for getting things done, I like Madge's suggestion!

diana said...

(that was me, btw - crazy Blogger)

LaurieM said...

I love my Austerman Step socks, I hope you get as much pleasure from yours.

Ann said...

Did you make it? You could hang one advent mitten, etc. a day so that you wouldn't have to have them all ready at once ...

I love, love my austermanns! So soft and warm and cozy now that it is getting cold ... Good job getting the striping to match! I'm so bad at that ...

Kristy said...

Kudos to you for multitasking while blogging :)

tiennieknits said...

Love the socks and teeny mitts! Glad you're back!