Getting in touch with reality

On Saturday night while Terry & my father-in-law put up some sheetrock in our dining room I apparently went a little crazy.

I went into the basement to look at my yarn stash and decided to start a sweater for my youngest niece for Christmas out of Dream in Color Classy. While I was looking at all the different colors I thought it would be a great idea to knit some thick warm socks for my sister-in-law and my other 2 nieces while I was at it. Also for Christmas.

Then yesterday (Sunday) I said something to Terry about it and he felt the need to tell me just how many days I had to knit these things. Yesterday was the 5th and we are celebrating Christmas with that side of the family on the 18th. Which left me 13 days to knit 3 pairs of socks and a sweater during my free time (basically none) and while I’m nursing Elsie (I do this a lot). I have other things to do while I’m feeding Elsie though, like pay bills, work from home for my part-time job, read books to Abigail and try to catch up on the last 12 weeks of blog reading that I’m behind on. Oh yeah, and I’m trying to read the entire Bible in 90 days. Do I set some unrealistic goals for myself. No… I don’t think so:) If only I could figure out how to read and knit at the same time. Maybe if I wasn’t reading the Bible on my phone and needing to scroll the page up every few seconds it would work out better.

I guess I can show you what I did knit in the last month! We celebrated 4 months of birthdays over the Thanksgiving weekend and I made a couple of birthday presents.

I knit these socks for my sister.


I knit both a cowl…


…and a neck warmer for my sister-in-law.


I just love the buttons my mom helped me find for this!