Friday, June 20, 2008

Time thief

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?

11 comments:

Queen of the froggers said...

Totally agree with you on the time stuff, I would like to be able to do with only 4 hours sleep but I am hopeless with less than 8 so that idea is out the window!!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

It doesn't seem to matter how much time you have, it is never enough! I recently cut down my workhours but still don't seem to be getting anyy more time. Hope next week is more productive for you. Sorry can't help with boys knitting patterns.

kim said...

There never seems to be enough time for the fun stuff, does there. I just found a really cute boys' pattern. The 'Get Ziggy' pattern is done in aran weight and is really cute. http://www.jujubeandlolo.com/patterns/getziggy.php

periwinkle said...

totally agree with you about the lack of boy stuff,
lisa x

LizzieJane said...

Someone also stole my week!
I have been running all day, every day this week.
I have made a promise to myself that next week I will do more fun stuff.

Lucy Bloom said...

Hi Alison, I'd like to get my hands on that time thief too - maybe if we made housework, eating and sleeping obsolete too we would have time to craft to our heart's content! Have a good (crafty) weekend,
Lucy x

Alison Gibbs said...

Alison you are so right. There is never enough time
Alison

Ragged Roses said...

That time thief seems to be busy everywhere. He strikes when you are least expecting! Good luck trying to juggle it all and remember to put aside enough time to sleep!
Kimx

Jane said...

Ah, thats why my week dragged, the time thief was busy at your house! One place to look for baby patterns is Knitting Pattern central http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory.php - They have a good selection of patterns for everything else so you might find what you are looking for in the baby section. Jane x

dottycookie said...

Less gthan perfect? Are mums allowed to be less than perfect?! ;-)

Rachael Rabbit said...

oooh I love the look of that book ... I think a little rabbit might have to go out and find that ;-)