12.01.2010

My Creative Space

A gift in progress...


I've decided to make a Dottie Angel blanket.
Or as she calls it...'ordinarily extraordinary' blanket,for my sister. 
She just moved into a new place and I figure I should have no problem finishing
it by Christmas so a housewarming/Christmas gift combo.

And since I can pretty much break up the progress by squares, trying to do 2 a day.
It has become my Sophie is napping project..



So far I am enjoying the simplicity of it, but every time I sit down all I can think about is the million other things I could be doing during her naps. Just keep reminding myself that's exactly how I would feel no matter what I was doing.
 This is where a more organized person would write up a to-do list.
But I apparently prefer to agonize over it all in my head.
Stay back, it's a mess in there...

Hope you are having a wonderful week..
Now off to more spaces you go...

10 comments:

Sally said...

Oh I know that feeling all too well... the mind racing and whirring with all the things I could be doing. It can be overwhelming sometimes.
Making a blanket for your sister is a great way to use nap time... as is doing one thing at a time. Relax, sit back and hook away - it is important that you rest at this busy time of year too!

Clara said...

This will be a beautiful gift and by the looks of things you already have a good start! Sleeping angel....by your side!

Seaside Siblings said...

I am pleased to meet another agonizer! But then if I wrote it all down, I just might scare myself!

Tania said...

YOUR HOOK MUST BE FLYING!

I've found there is no point writing it all down. I just lose the list. I've made about twenty lists, all of them incomplete and wafting about in a corner here, there and everywhere. And the brain spaghetti is no less messed...

teddybearswednesday said...

Oh Yes, the head race and agonize, I know this all too well. SOmetimes I wish I could just empty head out.
THe blanket in progress is loooking gorg, love the colours you've chosen. xo

Chantal said...

Love the colours of your knitting and your photos (as usual!) I wish I'd taken photos of my kid when they were sleeping babies - it's such a peaceful shot. I know in my heart i should have one written for today but somehow I feel I'll have less chance to procrastinate (read blogs, chill out) if I put it all down on paper!

Ooty said...

I KNOW that feeling...I wish she would tell me in advance when she is going to take her naps and more important - how long it is going to be =D

Chicken Willow said...

Just like my head! the blankets looking great. xx

Luisa @ Dance in my garden said...

Amanda, I love how you knit like most people breath.

74 Lime Lane said...

great start, and look at that sweet photo of Sophie!