26 June 2009

the blue needle is mighty

I am in a somewhat blissful state of mind this fine evening. Why you ask? I was hoping you would, let me tell you:

1) I am officially on vacation for the next nine days. The company I work for forces a shutdown the first week of July. Although there is a certain irony to this (as Cathy likes to say, I'm so pale I'm practically clear which means me taking time off work during one of the sunniest hottest weeks of the year usually sets people to giggling and snickering), I am usually ready to flee by mid year so its a welcome break.

2) I have air conditioning. Which means I can sequester my vampire-resembling-self away and not risk being burned from head to toe.

3) And last but most certainly not least, this:

After dinner I sort of stood in the middle of the living room and didn't know what to do first. Usually time is so limited that I have to choose which project I chip away at. The things with the tightest deadlines are the ones that always win.

But not tonight. Tonight I was faced with an unlimited amount of time which meant I could mess about with whatever I wanted.

Its no shock really that Babette #1 came into sharp focus. Frankly, I'm sick of it hanging about the living room in pieces. I want it done so I can put it to work being used.

Armed with my little blue plastic needle, I drug it over to the kitchen table and sewed the blasted thing together. Tomorrow I start the border. I think that will not be as lickety-split as I imagined. My goal is to have the bugger finished by the time I go back to work.

I've got a lot planned for this time off...stitching, writing, knitting, visiting, relaxing...*sigh* Decisions, decisions...


kathy n said...

I totally understand not knowing what to pick first. It takes me a week to figure that one out during the summer...enjoy your time off!

Yarnhog said...

Great choice! That border can really slow things down. I've spent the past week putting a border on my king-sized giant granny square. I used 8 skeins of Cascade 220, just on the border. But I finished it tonight! :) I hope your Babette border goes a bit faster.

Anonymous said...

Hope your break is fun, relaxing, and productively constructive!

Jean Baardsen said...

Great news about the blanket. The border should be a lot more fun than sewing it together. Enjoy your time off.