Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Trying not to panic

I'm trying not to panic.  I'm really putting my mind to the task of "digging in and finishing what I started."  I'm also rationalizing that if I don't finish what I started that I can "make do" with what I have (and I can stretch things a little)...but I won't to do that.  The other part of my brain that is trying to calm me down is saying..."deep breaths, you can do this, and if you can't, give people swatches of yarn and tell them what it's going to be."

And I really really don't want to do that.

But here's reality:

  • there are 30 days until the start of the 20th Thornton Thimblers Quilt Bee
  • which means that I will leave in 29 days
  • which means that I have to pack in 28 days
  • which means that every single thing below has to be finished in 27 days
    • I still have one project on the loom--2-3 hours worth of work
    • I have another project to get on the loom that I am NOT going to NOT bring--probably 5 hours of work
    • I have another project that will finish out everything nicely--another 3 hours or so of work, maybe longer since the threads are pretty skinny on that one
    • I have one last project that I'd really really like to get done for symmetry and to make sure that everyone in my game gets something handmade--3 hours max on that one
  • which means that I have to weave an average of two hours per day until the bee in order to finish things
  • and I don't think that's possible.
  • (and if you want to see where all this got started, go back to my 3/12/12 entry "Everything's turning up Yellow")
For one, I work
For two, I have a husband who would probably like my company 
For three, I need to walk everyday to be able to hike in Switzerland without trepidation
For four, Alyssa still needs to finish the quilt (!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
For five, weaving is hard work and sitting at it for 2 hours a day would be difficult
For six, I'm going to New Orleans this weekend (fun!) for dinner and a date (see number 2, I wasn't making that up)...

So, I'm thinking that somebody is going to get a swatch with a description of what would be their lovely yellow-ish item...Here's hoping there's a miracle in my future.

Today's picture is of the sweater sleeve (that took my focus away from all things yellow this weekend, which is one main reason I'm in this pickle).  I love this detail about the sweater and is the primary reason I chose to knit it as my first sweater.  I've always had large arms for my size, so getting things to fit around my arms usually means I have to go up a size in ready-mades...unless the sleeve is butterfly and then I can get shirts/dresses that fit me elsewhere.  What a great feeling.  But on this sweater, what a pretty pretty details.  I also like whatever trick of the camera was at play that makes me look slender! :)

1 comment:

  1. Your sweater is beautiful! Gorgeous sleeves. You did an excellent job as usual.
    Auntie J. ps - I can relate to your pre-bee panic.