My time has been limited and with working full-time that takes up the biggest chunk of it. But I finally feel that I am finding a handle on managing my time better. I am always working on my schedule and hurrah it is at that point of my efforts I get rewarded where it works out, for a while at least.
With all the craziness that happened last year something actually happened that ended the year on a good note. I started working at a yarn shop. What a wonderful surprise that was since I've been wanting to work in one for a while and thought that it might still be on the back burner. You never know where life is going to take you. The shop is called Knit's Fabulous in the Maple Tree Plaza shopping center, 130 Highway 79, Marboro NJ. I have been able to teach a lot and that's been a joy. The owner is a doll and very down to earth and the manager has joined the ranks of knitting and she is a sweetheart. Check out the website at Knit's Fabulous and you can read about all the artisans that work there. If you are near the area please stop by. It is a wonderful shop with a great array of choices in yarn and other accessories for your knitting pleasure.
I am getting back to my knitting and crocheting and it feels good to be able to. So what have I been doing lately? During every year I always work on some of those UFO's that cry out "help me - I want to be finished" and this year is no exception. I pulled out this crochet vest called Leona - #145-4 that is found on the Drops pattern site (a European company that has all of free patterns but they are not always easy to follow). I was making it out of the Patons Grace cotton and I wanted to finish it but there is a problem. Since I started it and then put it down for a while I have developed a weight gain problem. So the vest does not fit me. What a bummer because it is so nice. I like the construction of it since it is minimal seaming and it did fit nice. I need to go on a health diet anyway because clothes in general in my closet does not fit me either. I am not going to go up another size. So the clothes are staying and the weight has to go - at least some of it. Now the question of the day is will I loose enough to fit the vest? Time will tell. But in the meantime, I just need to put on the edging and a couple of buttons and it is done. So this will be one of my incentives to loose the weight. Stay tune for report.
So what about your UFO's? Have you brought out anything lately that you would like to get back to? I hope it can still fit you. As always, have fun with your craft of choice.