Monday, 22 December 2008
Mother Christmas is knackered and needs a lie down
I am in the process of wrapping the last of the completed presents up. Last night I had a minor hiccup when I discovered that I had not knitted the belt to the aran cardigan for my niece. I managed to make that and complete a second pair of Moroccan Slippers from the Fabulous Flirty Crochet book by Katherine Lee. I think the ladies of the US must have wider feet than my family. I adapted the orange pair to be a little narrower on the soles but they have still turned out a bit wide despite my changing the pattern stitch sightly and altering the lacing up to make them resemble ballet slippers.
Today I am totally wiped out. I woke up tired and am desperately trying to do some cleaning and tidying as well as wrapping the last of the presents. I still have some more bits and bats to finish off and possibly start but I have got to the stage where I am not going to beat myself up about what I cannot finish in time. Everyone will have got something - it's just that some have got more than others when I come to count up.
The pile is just some of the things that I have made for presents this year and does not show the things that I have bought. Every year I say I will cut down and this year I have. I have cut 3 presents this year as I have not seen them since before I had my operation nor have they contacted me since to see if I am OK so I don't feel guilty about axing them from my list.
I am off to half heartedly finish off my cleaning and hopefully do a bit of knitting later tonight. I am just not on form today. Maybe I should have an early night instead of burning the midnight oil.