Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Christmas clean up...join me!

A few months back...just before the baby...I did a little nesting. Cleaning, organizing...decluttering. I eliminated that BIG basket of projects. A few went into hibernation upstairs in the "yarn dresser", some were finished off and a very few made it into a smaller works in progress basket. Well, I haven't really picked any of these WIP up to finish them off. Of course, like any good knitter, I am ignoring them and moving on to bigger and better things.
Now my very little WIP basket is overflowing. I need to do something.

Hold that thought...crying baby.

Ok, trying to type with baby on the lap...he almost face planted into the laptop...oh man.

So the biggest WIP in my little basket is the Great American Afghan. I started this in January 2009. Yes, almost 2 years ago. It is not something I would normally choose to knit. I was new to town and started getting out to meet other knitters. The group was just starting to work on this, a square a month. Well, as sometimes it happens, knitters trickled out of the project. I continued, slowly. A square here and there.

I am not inspired to finish because it is not something that I would normally knit for my home.
So here is the thing. A lot of work has gone into this so far...I have to complete it. Why not finish it and gift it out for christmas?!

Hence, my Christmas clean up. I am hoping a few projects will make it in...but I will start with the afghan.
Today I am seaming. Yes, I realize I have not finished knitting the squares...there are two left...and I think I have one partly done somewhere...bedside table drawer?

GAAA seaming

Looks pretty good so far! I decided to seam the squares up, nothing fancy. I will search out an edging to add a little size and interest. Once complete, I think it will make a for a home!

Join me in my Christmas clean up....what will you be finishing?

And now... a chubby baby photo

Roman feed me

Feed me!


busybusybeejay said...

How cute is that.He really has come on and looks so contented and happy.Love the blanket too.Someone is going to be very lucky to get that.

Jodi said...

That is one gorgeous afghan! I don't think I could part with it and give it away if I were you.

Cute baby!

Leah said...

Both the afghan and the baby are lovely!

Rasa said...

Lovely (the afghan) and really cute (the baby)!!!! Getting through those WIP can be daunting. I've made a concerted effort to finish up some second socks this past fall and now have 3 pairs!! OK...I still have 3 singles in the pile...but won't attack those until after Christmas!...on to the Christmas projects!

TracyKM said...

I don't care for those types of afghans either, but that baby, MAN! If you want to gift him for Christmas, I'd be more than happy to receive :)
Oh, I have 3 felted purses that have been waiting for handles since Nov/Dec 2005...when I had my last baby!

Sue said...

The afghan is gorgeous and I love the color too. Your little boy is just so adorable, no wonder you dont get time to knit having that cute face everyday to look at.

CelticCastOn said...

your blanket is awesome!!
I'm cleaning out the basket as well hoping to start fresh in the new year!

Shanna G said...

The afghan looks amazing and that little guy is gorgeous!! LOVE that little double chin!

Lise said...

OMG he looks like you in that picture!!!! :) really!

Dolores said...

All that work on the gorgeous afghan you've knitted!! But when it isn't right, out it must go. Still...

Oh, your baby boy is the cutest ever!! I LOVE that picture of him!!!

Thank you for your pictures and eye candy knitting - just very professional in every way!!!

Maryse said...

I too love the afghan and well, who can resist this baby face??? Have a great weekend!

Kara said...

Oh that face! And the afghan is stunning.

Anonymous said...

What a happy boy. He is so cute. The afgan is so well knit. You might want to keep it. Looks like a lot of work.