So last night I was laying on the massage table getting a massage and the woman asks me "does that hurt?" as she is rubbing my thumb. I replied "yeah, you know it does. I noticed it earlier today." Hmmm, I wonder why. Could it be the competive texting I have been doing? No, I only send about 30 texts a month so it is not from that. Oh, wait! I remember. I decided to pick up and finish that long lost scarf I was knitting.
Apparently, I have neglected knitting for far too long if I am getting muscle cramps. I think more knitting is in order.
As soon as I got home and get Ellie down for bed, I went up to my craft hole (really it is a spare room but it is such a disaster up there that I just like to call it the hole) and dug out my size 8 circulars and blue, green and orange Lamb's Pride wool yarn so I could start a new winter hat for Ellie. Please note, I did not pick those colors. She told me she wanted me to make her a hat with those colors to match her "all the colors" scarf I just finished knitting (see above comment on cramped thumbs). Once I weave in the ends I will post a picture. It is long and bright which is perfect for a cold winter day. It will also help when I need to find her in a crowd of kids on the playground.
In other crafty news, I finally got my fabric scraps, interfacing and d rings together to make some belts for Ellie. I am going to make them this weekend. No excuses. Although, now that I think about it, how am I going to have time with the Renaissance Festival on Saturday and the Raven's football game on Sunday? Hmmm. Guess I will have to get cracking because if I put it out here for the world to see, then I must get it done. Right? Right!
I really like the colors in this one from Not Quite Vintage.
How cute is that thing? I think Ellie would love it. She needs a pillow for her cot at school and this would be perfect. When not napping, she can tuck her sheet and blanky into the pocket and hang it on a hook in her cubbie. What a great idea!
Alright. I think these two projects are enough to get me started.
Now I just need to start planning my holiday crafts...you know, the ones that I will still be working on come St. Patrick's day.