Friday, January 14, 2011

Winter "ehs"

I’m not updating much. I know. I’m not sure what all to say. I guess a combination of being so impossibly busy and horribly depressed is just not what one needs to maintain a blog.

I’ve been working on my 2011 goal of making more crochet items for charity, and another goal of cleaning out my stash a little. I’m in the process of a prayer shawl right now. It’s killing 2 birds with one stone; clearing out my stash and I’ll be giving it to the church most likely. I have a couple more planned with some more stash yarn. Also donated some yarn I had no need for to someone else that did need it. Slowly but sure I’m getting there. I’m thinking of starting to get to work on some hats for the preemies at the hospital. I need to find out their requirements for size and yarn.

I’m having trouble finding time for crafting. I spend my lunch hour crocheting most every day, but outside of that I’m just so busy. I just carry a project with me at all times and work when I can. But then this is where that depressed part comes in. At the end of the day I just don’t wanna do anything. I pretty much just fall asleep on the couch instantly. Well that’s partly due to getting up at 5AM every day too.

I’ve been enjoying winter, but the snow is slowly starting to get to me. I’m starting to get tired of being cold, but I’m just not ready for spring or summer yet. If the snow would just go away I think I’d be fine. All that said, it’s definitely better than summer and I just keep remembering that.


  1. I can't wait for spring either! Plus, my hair is getting annoyingly long and I can't wait to sit with you and chop it :) (Hard to believe at one point my hair went down to my knees...)

    You and I still need to get together at some point!

  2. I am STILL waiting on Zach's Christmas present to get here!!! ANNOYED

    I fight myself every day not to shave my head. I am so sick of my hair. It's to my waist now.

  3. I had a similar slowdown issue too so I feel your pain. It will come back with time.

    For the preemie hats, you might want to check out Stitches from the Heart on Ravelry or online in general. They have crocheted patterns and baby measurements for things like hats and sweaters and booties. A preemie hat can go pretty quick too... about 1/2 an hour for a not too complicated one. Last year I made a bunch with a group on Rav... they're in my projects. It was very gratifying to say the least! Plus, you know, stash busting! All my wee bits and bobs of yarn went into those fun hats.

  4. I found a charity right here in my town that takes hats as donations for children of all ages with cancer. :) I spoke with a woman there who was SO excited to hear from me and that I was willing to donate some hats. :)