I woke up this morning with the mental clarity of a two-year old, but the drive of a, um, something with a lot of drive (apparently I’ve used up my daily allotment of mental clarity). The paln was to finish a fellowship application this morning, so I could spend the afternoon reading, sewing, and running errands that I have neglected the last few days. Two cups of coffee, three cups of tea, ten frozen fingers, and two helpings of ridiculously fluffy (courtesy of this trick) later, I am done!!
Since returning home from my vacation, I have been spending inordinate amounts of time on my computer. Unfortunately, while I was on vacation, my neighbors relinquished their space heater, where it has enjoyed a loving home under my desk for the past two years. Needless to say, my poor little fingers have been suffering from the cold. I saw a pair of fingerless mittens while on vacation that I really wanted, but my knitting self wouldn’t let my shopping self buy something I could so easily make. A couple days ago, prompted by slow, mistake-riddled typing, I decided to start in on my latest knitting project. They aren’t done yet, but the next couple days hold with them the promise of many, many hours of couch-time, thus many, many hours of movie watching/knitting time, so it won’t be long. Like Gob on Arrested Development, I am not one to reveal my secrets, so I will leave you in suspense until they are done.
Though tempting (muahahaha), I couldn’t leave you on such an anti-climactic ending. So, here are the fruits of my latest sewing labors.
The first one is going to be a gift for a friend who is doing me a HUGE favor, and the second will be held in the wings for an appropriate occasion. The nice thing about these is that they take only 30 minutes to sew, and they make great last-minute gifts. Looking into my crystal ball, I see a lot of these in my future.
And now I have some advise to ask of you all. I am trying to decide what to buy myself with my Christmas money. I am deciding between a Vita-mix blender and a Singer Confidence sewing machine. I already have a good blender and a Magic Bullet (though neither one makes peanut butter or soup in mere minutes!) and a basic, yet functional sewing machine. I am leaning toward the sewing machine right now, but ask me again in 5 minutes, and I may have changed my mind! What do you think? Sewing machine or blender? Something else? Help!!! (Remember how I said I am indecisive? Sometimes I just wish I had a little