We had the first snow of the season a few days ago. It was quite nice during night time since everything was covered in snow. The morning was disappointing since the snow melted away and it was a depressing sight. That’s why winter in the city will never compare with winter at the country side.
I’m hoping this year I shall have a few days off for the holidays since last year I managed to work on every single holiday possible or known to man. But, I’ll know for sure on Monday. Till then, I shall watch movies (Bollywood, Korean and whatever I have saved on my hard drive) and knit.
Yup, I managed to finish a pink scarf for me. It’s really funny, since its pink as pink can be and all my winter clothes are dark colored. Of course Marlanu’ assisted me, making sure I won’t dare move until I finished the scarf. At least he kept me warm.
I don’t mind that the new scarf doesn’t go with anything, I was just practicing for the real deal: a gift for Johnny. I always wanted to get him something that he will like and appreciate. But I failed miserably each time. So, this year I’m going for handmade, the element of surprise and just enjoying holidays the two of us.
I wonder if I will have time to finish the scarf for John till the 6th of December, in time for St. Nicholas? Something tells me after work I will be staying up just to knit on it.
I hate it when it happens and I hate it even more when I have to stay at home. Its not that I don’t appreciate the fact that I can be lazy all day long, the part where I have to go to the doctor is what I dislike. No, I’m not afraid of doctors, I just hate the long waits with other sick people. Its depressing.
I could complain more but its not worth it.
I got to stay in bed all day long, I played Pokemon, watched TV, slept, ate good food and just slacked around. I also had good company. Seriously, there is nothing better than a cat to keep you company when you’re sick.
I haven’t finished my tulips needlepoint from Draga Decor and I am aware that if I put my mind on it I can finish it in a couple of days. I just got bored of it and I don’t see the point into rushing to finish it if I don’t feel like it. It’s a hobby after all.
But, that doesn’t mean that I didn’t stitch at all in the last period. Instead of focusing on my studies (well I passed two exams out of two, so I can’t complain … so far) I like wasting my mornings with a good audio book (Agatha Christie book most likely) and the cross stitch project from Ronnie Rowe: The Market Square Tavern.
I’ve started this project a long time ago but I never paid too much importance to it since I had no motivation. Recently, on the stitching forum I visit, I found out that there is another person working on the The Market Square Tavern and we kinda agreed that we will work together on it. Well, in my mind it was more like a competition, who finishes first. I’m simple minded I know, but its fun and its good motivation. That and it’s very easy to work with just one color.
I’m also happy to say, that I almost finished 1 page from 4 in total.
I really like my progress so far. Half of it I’ve done in the last 2 weeks. 4 days each week I stitched around 2-3 hours before going to work. I am not sure for how long I will be able to keep up the motivation, since the two other stitching kits that I bought arrived and my hands are itching to open them. But, I’m trying to be rational and I try to remind myself that I still have other projects that need completing.
And, of course I couldn’t post about stitching and audio books without my assistant.