FO's, or Finished objects, are hard to come by these day's. With the kids back in school I had visions of painting the entire downstairs, start the painting project at my mom's house and of course the remodel of our house was to be well underway. A little Sh*t in the back yard threw that plan out the window.
I see it coming every year but somehow I am always unprepared for it. Fall that is.
Fall is overwhelming. It is my mom, sister, mother in law, nephew, my and all my childrens birthday's. Add back to school stuff, Football, Basketball Gymnastics and now Volleyball into the mix along with what is becoming a full-time volunteer job as VP of our Schools Foundation and I havent a minute to start, let alone complete a project.
Because of all of the above mentioned sports, I find myself sitting or driving in the car about 3 hours a day. Prime Knitting Time! Yes. So a few weeks ago while Emma and I were in Issaquah at my favorite LYS (or local yarn store) Emma saw some yarn she fell in love with, and I let her pick out a pattern to go along with it.
OOOH Momma, Make me Wicked! and Wicked she shall be!
That was the pattern she had chosen, Wicked. She chose some excellent yarn to go along with it. Aurora 8 from Karabella yarns. It was a pretty quick knit. For me that is, and after blocking it turned out great.
She really was happier than this picture shows.
At first I wasn't going to add the pocket, but I am glad I did.
We have had such an unusually warm Fall, so she hasn't worn the sweater yet, but she loves it and I am sure it will be a staple in her wardrobe, unlike so many other sweaters I have made the kids.
It's not so bad, this new schedule of mine. I just need to get used to it. Whenever I feel overwhelmed I think of my BFF and goddess of all things home and knit. She has 4 kids, thats right, FOUR, and still manages to start and complete a project - whether it be home remodel, or a craft project, in record time.
I am now working on a super secret project for my sisters birthday. I don't work well under pressure, but so far it is coming along great. With my Ipod, needles, and all that car time, I should be able to finish by Oct 20th!