Scarf progress updated at 2:00 pm Central Time.
After my emergency clean-up in the den (the kids and Grandmother are coming - the den HAD to get cleaned up!) and addressing 25+ Christmas cards and composing a Christmas letter to go in said Christmas cards and getting photos developed to enclose, blah blah blah.... we've had to revise the knitting plan.
Before I come forth with the new plan, here are a few random things I've been thinking I should clarify for blog readers:
1. I was able to attend T.C.'s funeral thanks to a thoughtful and generous offer from my sister-in-law who kept Emeline for us. I took Lila with me and she was a little angel.
2. My husband no longer drinks too much (he apparently had nothing better to do until he met me) and he quit smoking over a year ago. Can I say again how incredibly happy I am to be married to this man? :)
THE REVISED KNITTING PLAN
1. Saving Katie and Suzannah's socks for post-holiday knitting. Not even giving them knitting with the needles still in or single socks just for the sake of having another wrapped gift. Benny Katie and Suzannah will each get one complete knitting item: Benny gets socks (done), Katie gets a scarf (done) and Suzannah gets a scarf (started).
2. Sharfik for Uncle Charlie is 83% done not including the fringe. That means I only have 9" of knitting to go.
3. Suzannah's Irish Hiking Scarf is
27% 31% done not including the fringe. That means I still have 39" 37" of knitting to go.
I'm using the same yarn in different colors for each scarf but a slightly narrower pattern and bigger needles for Suzannah's scarf so hopefully this remaining 39" of ultra purple (refered to by Brown Sheep Company as "Amethyst" though I've never seen such an ultra purple Amethyst in my life) will go quick.
This revised plan is totally do-able (seems like I've said that before). Grandmother is arriving this afternoon, the snow is melting, I have two doctor appointments later this week, and Lila's colic is getting better every day. There is light at the end of my tunnel but no presents wrapped under the tree yet. They're still all on the dining table in the "to be wrapped" stack. Everything will get done. Everything will get done. Everything will get done. Yeah. I'll keep telling myself that.