Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Finishing projects

I have finally started to finish up some projects so am feeling a little better about things right now.

Curly Scarf

This is a crocheted scarf that I just finished and can't wait to make more of these as they are so much fun to work on.  Yes still trying to use up my yarn stash so finding projects that are quick to complete make me feel wonderful.

I continue to work on the other projects that I have on the go and hope to see some results from them very soon.  Nothing major but have decided that it's time to put a bit of my effort towards myself for a while instead of towards everyone else.

I know that some people may be a little upset to hear this but for so many years I have put everyone else first and have forgotten about me.  I am not going to give up my charity work but am going to start thinking of other items I want to finish.  Also if I am going to compete at Markham Fair again next year I need to start thinking of those categories so that I am not working on them at the last minute.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Time is flying by

It's hard to believe that it's the middle of November already.  I am trying to finish up a couple of charity items as well as a couple of gifts.

The good news is I am continuing to work on a new project which is making me very happy.  I am not going to say too much about it right now as it is still in the early stages.  I have to say that it it involves my knitting and crocheting so that is making me happy.

Now I just need some time to finish up the way too many items that I currently have on the go.  Of course this weekend didn't help as I had to try about a couple of new patterns so that also meant starting a couple of new projects.  Now to finish up the ones I have on the go.

I am also working on a new name tag for a retreat that I will be attending in April of next year.  Yes Gitta's Getaway Retreat is set for next year and I have already marked my calendar for it.  Check out

Off to work on getting some WIP's into finished projects.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Me time

I did something today that I don't remember when I last did it. I took an entire day to work on projects that are going to be mine.

When I say mine these are items that I have wanted to make for myself and normally I put everyone else way ahead of me. Today thanks to my DH, I was able to spend my entire day working on things for me and not for others. Yes I take time to work on projects for me sometimes but it's an hour here and an hour there if I really try.

The results for today are I have almost finished two mobious scarves. Yes two of them, as one I need to knit two inches on and the other only have 9 inches left before I complete it. You might ask why I didn't finish one before starting the other but at 2:45 this afternoon I decided that I wanted to work on something different and didn't it mean measuring every few rows. I also wanted to spend some time just knitting while watching tv so that is what I did.

Taking today to myself felt so good but have to admit there were times that I looked around and saw other projects that I figured I could work on. All of these other projects are for other people so with a great deal of determination I didn't work on them and feel good.

I know that I can't always take an entire day to myself but I did realize today that sometimes I need to pick up a project for me and work on it without feeling like I should be doing something for someone else.

Remember time for yourself helps in a lot of ways as it gives you time to realize that you are important as well not just everyone else.

Note to self: me time needs to be scheduled and unless an emergency happens you don't reschedule.