This morning, I couldn't take another shingle or brick. I have been house bound for the last three days. So I revolted! I went to the antique mall. All I got was two old handkerchiefs and those weren't even exciting enough to take photos.
So, when I returned, I went in a completely different direction. I decided that I needed to take an inventory of the Christmas sock situation. All year long, I knit. One sock here. A half a sock there....
I cleaned out the knitting basket, where I store all of the half done socks.I found these five pair in various states of unfinished-ness...I know that's not a word, but it describes what I found. I am not saying which socks go to whom. That way it will still be a surprise. Kind of.
Then what happens? Tessie has to be a blabber mouth and show you what is still in the sock basket. Rats! Foiled again!
Just for that, I decided to change courses again and clean out the tatting box...
Darn! There, I found all of these pieces in various states of undone-ness...I am, after all, just practicing. I am getting better at needle tatting. I am now to the bead adding stage!
Having not tatted for years, I am remembering it quickly. In fact, my bead knitting box has now changed into a bead tatting box/bead knitting box. Notice that the bead tatting box comes first in the title...
My only problem is, Tessie keeps following me around and telling on me. This time she sat in the box of thread and kindly pointed out, "There sure is a lot of thread left in here. I could use a couple of doilies and maybe a bedspread or two...". Somehow it always come around to the task of making something for her.
Don't tell her that I bought the hankies for her. I am not happy with the stiffness of the dress that I just made her.
But since I have vowed not to do any minis today, I can't tell her that or I would be breaking my vow.
I am going back now and finish at least one pair of socks. That's my goal for today. The second pair from the left only need a toe knitted. I can at least do that much before Tessie finds the hankies. Wish me luck!
See you tomorrow.