Since we married, I’ve baked in the summer and done spring cleaning in the fall. Well, this year, we didn’t “do peaches” so I’ve not had the daily bread baking or jelly making for the peachstand. I had hoped to start in august but somehow august slipped past me very quickly and quietly.
My plan was to begin on Monday; however, it was Monday. I honestly have no idea why Mondays are they way they are but if a day in the week is going to fall to pieces, it will be a Monday. If there is a problem with an order, it is going to happen on the weekend so Monday is “fix-it day.” Monday is also the day to start over on all the cleaning around the house and aviary.
My long-term goal for the house and aviary is to be organized and cleaned by the time we leave on our annual Disney trip. When I make my TUIT list (to-do list) every week, there are always at least 30 tasks on it. According to my daughter I should only be doing three a day on my work plan; however I only have seven days in my week. This means I can only get 21 tasks complete each week if I complete all three tasks every day. Every week I end up with nine tasks left over! This is 3 days worth of work every week that doesn’t get done. In two weeks, I’m a week behind again! This translates to two steps forward, one step back twice a month.
It has been like Christmas with new books and magazines arriving in the mailbox this week. Never Knit Your Man a Sweater* (*unless you’ve got the ring!), Knit Fix, and Interweave Knits Fall 2007 are here! I’ve had a ball going through the house finding a quiet spot to read through each one!
Never Knit Your Man a Sweater* by Judith Durant has 22 projects inside. While the coasters don’t excite me, the laptop cover, the socks, mittens, vests and sweaters just inspire me to no end! I’ve never knitted mittens or gloves so I can see a pair on my needles very soon. The argyle socks are based on a 1950 Bucilla Yarn pattern. Since I love argyle, I can really foresee knitting a pair of them. Wouldn’t it be pretty to have matching socks and sweater?
I finished a couple of projects this week! I’m so pleased and I have made some major progress on a couple more. Just off my needles are the kimono baby jacket from Mason-Dixon Knitting and my felted ipod case from Knit Picks.
This weekend is also the Cotton Pickin’ Fall Craft Festival in Gay, GA. This quaint little town is only about a 15 minute drive for us. Since this is our anniversary weekend, dh and I are going to browse the booths tomorrow morning, then have a date night out at one of our favorite restaurants.