Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Happily Surrounded by Yarn

Have you ever had one of those days where you finished a project and wondered what you were going to work on next?  I have, and I really like to know what I'll be doing next.

Lately, I don't even have to wonder.  On Monday, I worked on four projects.  Yesterday, I worked on three projects. Filia also worked on one of them for me, and got it into proper shape for next Tuesday's knitting class (allowing me to work on another project.  Maybe, just maybe, she'll grow up to be my Twin in the Closet?  Just think of everything I could get done with a Real Twin!  But no, then she wouldn't get her socks done.  And she did finish one yesterday -- and didn't have yarn for the second with her, which is why I threw my sock to her.) 

The At Sea gansey is coming along beautifully.  I've one 'tree' motif to knit, and then I can start in on the back.  After the back comes the neck, and then the sleeves, and then ... it'll be done.   The lace scarf is about half-done, and the traveling socks?  Well, those are traveling, and don't count.

When I'm not knitting, I'm wandering through Open Office Base tutorials, dreaming of a nice and tidy way to keep all the records I need for my Customer Service, Editor, and Accounting hats.  I have much to learn, but it's nice to take a summer and see what I can figure out. 

There's other things on my to-do list, but these are the ones that give me the most delight. (Bringing order to the chaos of an unformatted book comes close, though.) 

What are YOU doing this summer that delights you?


Shan said...

Gardening! I'm up to my ears in annuals at the moment, thoroughly enjoying myself and arriving late everywhere, with dirt on my hands and feet.

Also my sheep-to-sweater Shetland project - in various stages of washing, carding, spinning, and dye planning.

I haven't been knitting much lately though...

twistedinstitches said...

Rachel is still trying to wear all her hats equally!

Hubby in Wisc. this week-end on a job and I have high hopes of after a sheep shearing on Saturday to have some uninterrupted knitting time.

Lettuce sprouted and rhubarb is looking good, might get a late crop of it? (it came from a friend 2 wks. ago)

Summer is shaping up to be another busy season! That twin might be needed IN MY CLOSET--do you loan her out???