Friday, January 03, 2014

A Few Finishes Over the Last Few Days

Even though our power was out, I kept myself busy by knitting some hats and mitts.  I still have to sew a few of the mitts together, but I hope to have that done by this afternoon.   Can you see those turquoise mitts still on the needle?  I decided to knit both mitts at the same time.  I often get 'second mitt syndrome', which makes it hard to finish the second mitt once I have already finished the first one.  I can never remember how many stitches and how many rows and I spend a lot of time counting and trying to figure out what I did this first time around.  This way I don't have to do that.  I still have some more yarn and I may make another hat or two.

I also made some bags to wrap gifts.  I promised myself to make several each year so that I could stop buying and using paper bags and wrapping paper.  I thought it would make my Christmases 'greener'.

I also made a couple of rice bags to give as Christmas gifts.  These can be put into the microwave and heated up.  They are great for sore muscles or cold feet.  I plan to make some more of these.

And now I must get back to my cupcake baking.  My DS is going to be 40 next week.  YIKES!!!! How did that happen?  I guess I can no longer say I'm 39 years old.  My DD is hosting a dinner at her house tomorrow night for DS and his friends.  We have been invited because hubby is bringing the beef.

As I was trying to bake, take a shower and do a load of laundry, our power went out again.  I just held my breath and hoped for the best.  The power went back on an hour or so later. Thank goodness!  I guess the hydro folks are still working on our lines.  Now that the power is back on I am going to finish making the cupcakes and throw another load of laundry into my washing machine.

Have a great weekend, everybody!


em's scrapbag said...

Great idea with the mittens. I would have the same problem. If I knew how to knit. Happy Birthday to DS. Hope your power stays on so you can get done what you need to.

Exuberant Color said...

I used to knit the sleeves at the same time on sweaters too. Like you say, it is wasted time going back and trying to recount the first one to make them the same.

Dolores said...

Same thing happened to my daughter with the power going off again but coming back on. Scary.
Looks like you've got a great start to the new year with projects.

Wacky Woman said...

Excellent Hetty! You are ahead of the game for sure. I should have made some mittens for me while here. But, I leave for home in 10 days.

dutchcomfort said...

Love your new blog header picture! Good luck with the power stuff!