One whole stocking!
Okay, truth be told, it’s still not quite finished. I still need to weave in the ends, sew up the seam, and embroider the name on the cuff.
So the stocking really looks more like this right now.
And look at all these ends. Not really looking forward to this part, not gonna lie.
Which is why I decided to start the second stocking before this one was 100% complete. See how far I’ve gotten?
Really though, the knitting takes a lot more time, space and equipment than the finishing, so I figure my time is better spent on the second stocking right now. That way, even if I get down to the wire, I won’t have to bring my entire knitting bag to DC to have these ready by Christmas.
I need new needles. The paint on these is starting to chip off at the tips, which makes them really rough. I bought a pair of wooden ones yesterday, but the finish on them just wasn’t quite smooth enough and the yarn wasn’t moving nicely, so they’ll have to go back. I think I’ll try bamboo next. I would like something a little flexible to help with the hand cramping. If you have any suggestions let me know.
Today I also mailed my first grad school application. It’s a two-parter, so I still have to submit the online portion, but I have until Wednesday for that. I like to cut things down to the wire, don’t you know? I decided to go for an MFA instead of an MBA. It’s something I’ve been thinking about for almost five years, while the MBA was just sortof an idea that popped up two months ago. I figure if I’m going to spend the next two years in school I should be doing something I love, and business school doesn’t seem like the right place for someone whose heart isn’t in it. So that’s my story.
Oh, also, I’m way behind on Christmas cards. My parents always sent theirs out in January, and that’s definitely one area where the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. In my defense, I had a lot of cards, but I sent them all to Card Cupids. I figured my friends and family wouldn’t mind late holiday greetings if it meant a few extra kids could get care packages.
I was planning for tomorrow’s post to be a big huge rave about my amazing new Pazzles, but I haven’t had as much time to play with it as I’d have liked. I’ll do what I can, though.