Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Yarn Along

Here sits the scarf that I'm STILL working on-I think I'm just past the half way point.

(Also, notice my cool thrift store find that Mark hung on the wall for me a little while ago and I forgot to post about it-It holds wax paper, plastic wrap and tinfoil...and frees up a lot of space in one of our kitchen drawers! I don't know what the "P"s stand for, but little do I care. I love that it's avocado green!)
Ok, back to the scarf. It isn't going to be the world's longest scarf or anything, It's just my own fault that it's taking this long. I only put a few rows in a day, sometimes not even that. It's not that I'm bored of the scarf, I've just been so busy with other tasks that take priority. 

It always seems that the little extra time that I'll find to knit ends up being trumped by last minute mishaps, unplanned errands, a fussy teething baby, or a boy who "really really really" wants a "sewing-lesson-right-now" because "it's-not-fair" that other brother got one the week before...those kinds of things.
 I'm sure all of you with children can relate though-I'm preaching to the choir.

I'm still reading through Organized Simplicity, which is proving to be a really good book with a lot to say for common (or not so common) sense.

I tend to be an all or nothing person when it comes to organization. When I do organize, I go over the top, I just have to. But if I don't have time to organize it so meticulously, It sits and waits until I do have the time. As a result, it rarely happens, and I have little piles of "to do" everywhere.

I'm learning to deal with those piles, slowly but surely. Even though they aren't  going to be alphabetically sorted, I've grown to learn that those papers are much better off in a file folder than on my kitchen counter. It's bittersweet, really.

I also really like the book's suggestion of organizing a to-do list for each day, or "daily docket". It makes the tasks seem much less overwhelming. The author even offers quite a few downloads (cleaning lists, grocery lists etc) on her website,
This is just a library book, but it's one of those books that I might just have to buy. I can see myself coming back to it quite often.

 On a side note, We've been blessed this week with incredible weather, and have been spending a good deal of time outside. Lotte is really enjoying being able to really play outdoors for the first time. 
She was so delighted when I let her touch the grass for the first time that she squealed and cooed like a baby pig in mud for a good hour. I just love how curious babies are.
She's also making really good use of the hat that I made for her a few months ago. I'm really glad that I made it a touch big, we can fold the brim down now and get a few more months out of it, hopefully!

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  1. She's beautiful in her hat! Love the thrift find, great color! Good luck with finishing the scarf.

  2. We have the same dispenser in yellow (but the period yellow - like you used to be able to get in fridges...) at the cottage. I asked my Mom once what the P stood for, and her best guess was 'parchment', but no guess for the other 'P'! I love the avocado!

    Alicia :)

  3. I think the Ps stand for papaer and plastic, the two preferred wraps of the 70s mother :)

  4. Your wee one looks adorable in her hat!
    I really like your paper dispenser, my granny
    had one almost exactly like it in her home.
    Happy yarn along.

  5. I remember when my babies first touched the grass or dirt or felt the wind on their faces - their expressions were priceless. Your little one is so sweet! Your scarf will eventually get done...

  6. Your baby is super cute! That scarf yarn looks so squishy and warm I wish I could reach into the computer to feel it.

  7. I remember the first time K got to lay on the grass - priceless. She looks so sweet in her little hat on the grass!!

  8. Adorable little one. I recall a great aunt having a similar wall hanging. It is so ingenious in its simplicity. Those piles haunt me too. If I do it, I want to do it right. I think I need to check that book from the library.