Just Finish Something Already! Blog Hop

In CategoryNavel Gazing

And now, the moment we have all been waiting for…the first week of the Just Finish Something Already! Blog Hop!

All right, maybe we ALL haven’t been waiting for it, but whatever.

This week, I started my mother-in-law’s Annual Christmas Shawl. I know it might not SEEM like I finished anything, but look hard – I finished the PLANNING portion of the shawl-making process.

Project WIN!

Shut up. It counts. We can make up our own rules.

You knitters out there know that the pre-knitting process can be long. It took me about 3 months just to settle on the project, and another 2 months to figure out my yarn. On top of that, I always have to cast-on every project about 47 times. So it might not LOOK like I’ve done much, but I am actually about 40% there.

Which, if the past is any indication, is what I will be telling my husband at midnight on Christmas Eve. Look sweetie! Only eighteen more inches to go!

If I decide to finish this thing at all, that is. The mother-in-law in question showed up on Saturday to celebrate Jim’s birthday. She brought harmonicas for the kids.


In my house.

Where my children are.

Frankly, the harmonicas are not only killing my desire to finish the shawl, they are sapping my very will to live.

Hopefully at some point between now and Christmas, this will turn into a shawl: 

I’ve knit twelve rows already. Probably I can take a break until December.

Link up and brag about what you’ve accomplished recently!