Wednesday, October 31, 2007

The woes of secrecy

I have a plan. It's a biiiiiiiiig plan. It's called "Andrea's Christmas Plan", and the very mention of it makes me shiver with dread. It's a plan to make gifts, cook various things and survive til New Years Eve without spending the three days after Christmas Day finishing off my presents. Considering this time includes my birthday, I'm usually pretty worn out.

The plan is good. It's doable. I'm not making anything too extreme. Really. I've got lots of small knitting/sewing projects that will cover the whole family, which is a very big family. I have our immediate families (30 people) all covered, and my smugness knows no bounds. By covered, I mean I know what I'm going to make, at least.

The problem is, I can't tell you. My sisters and my in laws (hey Jase!) all read my blog, not to mention my close friends who are also on my list. So, anything I make I can't show you. My knitting chats will slow to a halt, with no pictures. I'm a bit depressed about this. For anyone on Ravelry, I can cheat! So, if you are hooked up there, check out this and this!

However, one knitting project will be posted over the next two months: Da's Drunken Argyle! I've finished the back now, and I'm 4 rows into the ribbing for the front.

On the allowable Christmas present front, I hope you like these. I've made Seatbelt Snuggles
in team colours for my uncles - Collingwood for Uncle Glenn, Richmond for Uncle Pat, Essendon for Greg (too cool to be called uncle) and Geelong for the highly smug Uncle Rob. That's one section of the family done completely! *radiates smugness*

Another thing I've made of late is a water bottle holder. I needed something to hold both my gym pass while toddling off to yoga, as well as be a water bottle carrier. I used the pattern from Interweave Knits (Summer 2007) and added a moss stitch pocket for my card. I love it, and most of the staff have requested one. We'll see....

1 comment:

Jase said...

Hi Back :P