Right after my last posting I was able to finish the Dream in Color Shrug. But I'm a little dissapointed. I haven't blocked it yet, but it appears to be too small for the mass of my shoulders. And it doesn't cover as much of my back as I had hoped it would. I'm not sure how much it will blossom with a soaking. I still have more than 1/2 of the second skein left. Maybe I should have gone up a needle size. Maybe I should frog it and have a seond go at it. Maybe I should gift it to my sister-in-law for Christmas as she has a smaller body structure than I do. That would give me a one up on knitted gifts. Maybe that's what I'll do and then maybe at some point down the line make another one for myself. Not that I tend to look good in a shrug anyway. They tend to accent my smallish breasts and over grown mid section. That's a lot of maybes. Any direction out there?
My mind is still a little hazy and has been since Thursday afternoon. A headache snuck up on me while I was out getting my nails and toes all prettied up. I came home and decided to tough it out instead of taking further medication. I'm already taking a LOT as a maintenance drug for the headaches. It wasn't all that bad so I thought I could just sleep it off. Boy was I WRONG. I woke up Friday with a full blown migraine that lasted all day and night even after taking 3 of the emergency migraine pills. All they did was knock me out. But the migraine lived on. Today I woke up with the remnant of the migraine still hanging around, although it's back to just a headache status. We're now going on about 60 hours of headache. So the past two days have been nothing but a bunch of laying around for me.
But back to the knitting, while I was sitting here doing a bunch of nothing, I glanced over at the shrug and I started thinking about Christmas knitting. I'm mean it's only, what, like 6 months away. Something like that can totally sneak up on a gal. I wanted to knit a little something for the gals at the office so I played around with some organic cotton and some bath patterns. I played with the Grandmother's Favorite Dishcloth and this Small Lace Bag as a soap bag. But still want to play around with the Leafy Vines cloth and the Petal Dishcloth. Maybe I can put together a little 'treat yourself to a relaxing bath' type of gift. But since I have at least 7 to put together, it will have to be quick and easy and still pretty. I then got tired of working with the cotton and started on another Christmas gift, another pair of fetchings. This time in a bright fire engine red to send to the ol' college roomie. I'm using Berroco Comfort since it's oh so soft and washable.
What am I doing?!?!?!? All this casting on and I should be finishing something already started and just sitting there waiting for me to pick it back up again. But maybe I can get a few knitted gifts done and out of the way so that I can concentrate on finishing some WIP without all the stress. That makes no sense but that's what I'm telling myself for now.