Wanted for stealing the week while I wasn't looking. I mean it can't have just disappeared someone had the time and I certainly didn't. It wasn't even as if I had a busy week, in fact it was fairly sedate, some might even say stationary. I managed a grand total of 1 full day at work (Thursday) and Friday afternoon, ( the rest was spent at leisure at home on call for the visiting French vessel) so I can't understand why I didn't make much headway in any of my projects, the Ranger meeting on Wednesday was ad hoc to say the least and I haven't managed to post or keep up with everyone else's blog this week.
I feel the culprit may have been the timetable I drew up to allow myself to devote equal amounts of time to everything, all my crafts and interests, the family and of course reading. Therein lay a small problem that hitherto had kept its head very firmly buried in the sand ( how I wish I'd left it there). In order to feel successful as a knitter, embroiderer, crocheter, wife, mother and naval officer I need roughly twice as many hours in the day as currently exists. I plan to achieve this by moving sleep to a once a week option and making the 365 days in a year obsolete. There will now only be 168 days in a year with 169 in each leap year which will now occur every other year. Of course if that plan proves difficult to implement then I guess I'll just have to get used to being less than perfect.
I did finish an item well all bar the buttons which I have bought and will sew on tomorrow.
Ophelia is also in the final stages but may have to wait a week to be finished.
And I have started yet another project (only #4) the sleeping bag from the Sirdar baby book below, but the recipient is very hush hush at the moment.
I am also going to buy this booklet and make a couple of items for the same recipient if I can find a copy in NZ
All my patterns seem to be aimed at girls not surprising since my last three were girls and now my focus has changed to a baby boy. It seems harder to track down interesting baby boy garments, or at least there seems to be less choice. Is that so or am I just out of the loop and need to look in the right places?