My concept of time is often a bit skewed. I usually have to remind myself what month it is, let alone what day or time. Usually that's all okay, but sometimes it really hurts me. Like this week, when it suddenly occured to me that Ezra's birthday is not 'weeks away' as I had imagined it, but in fact, just 11 short days. And besides planning a birthday party (a tea party, I've been told), I need to, um, make his gifts. And as usual, my ideas and plans are much greater than the alloted time would ever realistically allow. And so, for the record, this is my gift project list:
#1. Most Likely To Be Completed. (but probably the least exciting for a three year old to receive) Haiku cardigan from Knitty. I've made this sweater so many times before, so I think I know that it's possible to complete this one on time. I'm halfway there.
#2. Most Likely to Require a Matching Outfit. A knit blue dog from Handknit Holidays. I was actually almost done with this a few months ago (see the body and four limbs?!), but suddenly abandoned it. I need to finish the ears, and then, of course, make some clothes for him. And then something matching for Ez? Hmn... This one's gotta happen, but it's going to be a stretch.
#3. Most Likely to Make Me Crazy. But, oh, I really want to make this! A table playhouse, based loosely on one like this or this to fit over our dining room table. I might incorporate some of this fabric that my friend Rachael brought me from Ikea. I see lots of ponpom fringe happening here. (Or...if all else fails, I might convince the grandparents to go in on this with me instead. Hmnn...tempting).
Okay, time to focus. 11 days....11 days.....