Wednesday, May 5, 2010

WIP Wednesday

I love to knit and do other crafty things. I also love to work on the house and remodeling/decorating. So why does it seem that nothing ever gets done?! I've decided that every Wednesday, I'm going to post progress pictures of my latest projects. Sort of an accountability. This week, I only have knitting to show. The first is a blanket I've been working on for my husband since October 2008. Not that it's that difficult, or that I'm quite that slow, it's just time-consuming. Because it is time-consuming, I feel like I need to sit down and work on it for hours at a time...which I never have time to do. So it sits in it's project tote and waits. It's time to change that! Here's where I am now:

I have about 25 inches done, and I'm aiming for about 60. So, it's almost halfway done. I love my husband, and he loves this blanket, so I'm going ot get it done for him. :)

The other thing I have going on right now is a pair of socks for our oldest munchkin. I had made her a pair of socks not too long ago, but they turned out to be too short in the foot, so they went to munchkin #2. That's the nice thing about having 3 girls! These socks are to make up for the others being too short:

There's not much to see right now. I just finished the toe increases, and I'm starting on the foot. This is going to be just your run-of-the-mill basic sock. Once I get a better feel for making socks fit the way I want, I'll venture into the wonderful patterns that I drool over on Ravelry!

Are you making progress on any projects?

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Positive thoughts!

Here's a rundown of the craziness that has occurred lately:

1. Pasha has a complete tear of her ACL, which is an injury that needs surgery to fix. A $3,000 surgery! Holy hell. She has to wait for a few months, but she'll have it fixed and be back to new again in no time. Luckily it doesn't seem to be causing her any pain.

2. A company we have an account through decided that they were going to take a $300 payment out of our checking account, even though we had already paid them for the month. Then they wanted to be jerks about giving it back.

3. On a somewhat funny note, my younger 2 daughters decided that my 50 lb bag of powdered sugar would be a great place to play this morning. Oh, and of course the dogs would love to have their bowls piled high with the sugary goodness. *sigh*

So, instead of being upset and stressed about all of the above, I'm going to think positively! I'm going to focus on things that make me happy and all the wonderful things I have in my life. My dog isn't in pain, even though she can't have surgery yet. We eventually got our money back into our checking account. I have 3 wonderful little girls and a fantastic husband, even if they all can (and do!) drive me crazy sometimes. There...I feel better already!

What's driving you crazy?