Saturday, October 3, 2009
Temptation and To Do lists
Now, a girl likes to have a project, but when I looked at just the tip of the top of my 'To Do' list it was really quite alarming!
For a start, there are four vintage Brown Betty teapots sitting around completely bald in this chilly weather, waiting to be transformed for the shop. I even have some Cornish Organic aran wool to turn at least some of them into what I think I'll call the 'Super Naturals' (geddit?!)
But they should probably wait because a certain very important wedding is happening at the other end of this month, and having been given the honour of organising children's party baskets by the bride to be I really should get the felt crowns (a la The Creative Family) finished...
And hot on the heels of that, as a knitted item voucher given as a birthday present in May has now been redeemed, I think a response (in the form of a stripy, grey shades of wool hat) is needed. Then again, there's another birthday on the horizon and a request for a knitted present (inspired by Burberry no less!) has been made. Can I meet a Bonfire Night deadline?
Then again, there's also a teeny-weeny Fairisle item I've already begun for a baby who has actually been around for a few months now and who has been promised a knitted item in person a good month ago. It's not going to take long to finish, unless I get completely tangled in those pesky multi-strands and I have just treated myself to some new Brittany Birch 3.25mm needles to replace the ones I (eek!) broke earlier in the year, which I can use to finish it instead of metal needles. That should be an incentive but...
...Of course I got the Brittany Birch needles in the lovely Williams yarn store in Kendal. And they are so lovely and helpful and we got to talking about a 'Book Worm' jumper I'd like to knit for P from Miss Bea's Rainy Day and we decided that Rowan Felted Tweed Aran would work as a soft, cosy and washable substitute for the All Seasons Cotton suggested... so of course now I am desperate to start it, because who on earth can resist a stack of brand new balls of wool, not to mention a gorgeous little model to make for? Temptation, temptation, temptation!