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Monday, January 16, 2012

Time Management?

Well, it has been a beautiful snow filled weekend here in my neck of the woods.  I love the looks of joy on my boys' faces as they chuck snowballs at each other, and at the dog.  This is one of the giant dog's favorite things in the whole wide world, because he can try to catch and eat them.  For some reason he thinks snow is delicious and he spends snowy days chomping on piles of fresh snow.  I wonder if he ever gets a brain freeze.

Here we are on Monday and my house is a wreck, my dishes are dirty, and there isn't a clean towel in sight.  Where did the time go?  I always say I need to work on my time management, I even have a monthly chore chart on my fridge, but I can't seem to get a handle on things.  To make things worse this is a 3-day weekend, so I have company today, and knowing our school district tomorrow will be a snow day, and I will still have company.  But I am going to whip this house into shape around the feet of my child if it kills me (or more likely him) in the process.  And yes, I see the irony of blogging about it first instead of just doing it, but I had other, more important things to talk about too.

I took a break from my sweater project this weekend.  I have made good progress on the pattern writing and started the grading so I wanted to get on with another project I have been meaning to undertake.   The folks over at Storey Publishing are have solicited one skein lace projects for an upcoming book, and I wanted to get something in to them before the due date.  If you are interested in pattern design check out the link Storey's One Skein Lace .  I decided to design a purse knit with super bulky yarn.  My sample is very cute, and it knits up in a hurry so it would make a great last minute present.  Here is a teaser pic, but I am going to hold on to the rest for my Ravelry, perhaps they will be my first free download over there...

Now it must be time to clean!

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