This week's Ten on Tuesday brought to you by the letter P.
P for Procrastination.
10 Things on My To-Do List
1. Get knittin'. In the past four days, I've added five projects to my Christmas knitting list. As you do.
This is a shawl I started during our 12-hour power outage on Sunday afternoon. Blech. The yarn = beautiful. The pattern = boring. Riiiiiiip.
2. Get spinnin'. Yup. Two people are getting handspun this year. Unfortunately for me, I haven't even predrafted the fiber.
3. My dad's present. I know I said I was going to get him chocolate this year, but I think I should get him something that will last longer than 20 minutes. That seems fair.
4. Baking. I'm having a few friends over this weekend for a Bake-A-Thon, complete with souped-up eggnog. I feel, what with this wintry weather and all, that I'd like to introduce two new cookie recipes to the family collection this year. Because that's totally doable.
5. Wrapping. Haven't. Even. Started. (I'll save that for the afternoon of December 24th, I think. Squeeze it in between closing the shop at 2 and Mass at 4.)
6. Put together a few last minute displays at the shop. This one is almost in the bag. Observe:
A huge restock of shawl pins in five different styles, three wood finishes each--$8.95. Call me at (231) 228-2800--these days, Prioritymail is my middle name.
More keychain sock blockers! Plus:
7. Start Finish knitting and writing the pattern for my very last of the 12 Knits of Christmas 2010. Whee!
8. Decorate my tree. Curt put the lights on yesterday, but it's time to hang up the ornaments.
9. Decide whether or not to have a casual Christmas party. Because I live in the same town I grew up in, lots of my friends from high school come home for Christmas. We usually toddle down to Art's for a beer or seven, but since Christmas falls on a weekend, I have this sneaking suspicion that many of them will have to get back on a plane on Sunday. Hence, no Tavern Time. I'm thinking about havingmy people over to our teeny little house for a toddy on Saturday evening, after familial obligations. We'll see.
10. Find the best Christmas gift(s) for the best husband I know. This one's not too hard, but it's the most important. I've got a few ideas in the hopper, but it's the execution that gets me every time.
Those are all the details and photos I can divulge--I think I've got a few lurkers out there just waiting for me to spill it all.
Thanks, Carole, for the inspiration!