Thursday, January 3, 2008

The Thief of Time

Procrastination is the thief of time.
Edward Young

Here's my theory: if I brag to you all enough about how well I'm doing with my New Year's Resolution, I'll be forced to keep it up all year or die of sheer embarrassment.

In the interests of not procrastinating, today I started working on the anniversary card for my parents. The big day is January 26th, and I like to mail cards out ten days to two weeks ahead of time. Normally, I would start thinking about making the card 'round about January 15th, agonize over ideas and finally get the thing in the mail on about January 19th. Not this time, pal. Keep a weather eye on the horizon, because I hope to be posting a photo of the completed card tomorrow.

The other thing I did today was start a community knitting project. I joined this group, and am making pair of child's slippers for their "Heet the Feet" project. The yarn is Wool-Ease Chunky in Walnut. I hope you can see the beautiful tweediness.

This yarn is so soft and thick! I'm knitting the slippers on needles several sizes smaller than the yarn company recommends, because I want a thick, dense fabric that will hopefully last for a while.

I found and printed out some intriguing new recipes that call for one of Liat's favorite foods, Nutella. Looks like tomorrow will be another baking day.


LizzieK8 said...

Amy, I'm thrilled you're helping out the people at the Cheyenne River Rez. My mother is registered at the Rez, and although I'm not enough blood to be considered, I think of it as "my rez."

My Log Cabin Baby blanket charity a long is sending our first blankets there, too.

You might find the Year Long Gift A Long helpful in helping you keep your resolution in order! :)

Karin said...

Amy, my husband's and my anniversary is the 26th, also! 20 years this year.

All the Best for the new year to you and your family!

Bobbisox said...

I think I disappointed my nephews who love Nutella when I told them it was made in the USA; they assumed it was Italian as they will only eat chocolate from their own country..grin.. but it didn't stop them from raiding mine while they were here. Your stitching looks great and that does look heathery.