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Too Many Directions

I'm feeling pulled in too many directions tonight. Mostly with my needlework. What to knit, the eternal question.

I finished up these today (finished knitting the ribbed one, and wove the ends in on both:)

These are both meant for a preemie baby granddaughter of a sister at our new Kingdom Hall. She said the baby is a whole 2 pounds! So tiny! The top one should fit, or maybe it's a tad too small, but I'm not sure. The bottom one should fit now with the brim folded up and then keep on stretching and fitting, with the brim being folded down more and more, till at least newborn size. I started a pair of booties to match too.

I'm not sure what to work on right now though. Winter is coming and so I am getting the "must prepare!" urge I get every fall. I want to knit things for charity, Tiri's school has said they would love some things. Plus there are several other places in town that I could donate things to. And there's the Haiti baby effort. She's going back next year and has requested as much as I can make.

But I want to do some knitting for us too. I would like to make slippers for us, and I'd like to make Tiri a few more things for school. Plus Fritz could use more mommy knits.

Currently on the needles (and actually active) are:

The preemie booties I just mentioned.

A crocheted granny square blanket that will go to Head Start. It will be perfect for a kid Tiri's age to cover all up with. All the squares are done, and I'm edging it in black. I will seam it, and then I want to edge it too, probably in a bright color since it's for a kid.

A ribbed neckwarmer for Tiri. It's just k2p2 for about 8", and then increasing some on the bottom to make it flare out so it tucks into the coat nicely.

Things I would like to make in the near future:

Slippers for Jerek

Slippers for Tiri

Slippers for me

More booties for Fritz

A bunch of hats for WIC

A bunch of hats for Head Start

I'd like to attempt another pair of mittens and probably donate them to Head Start

More hats, booties and mitts for Haiti babies, as many as I can do

A tag for Tiri's backpack.

Some hair do-dads for Tiri to wear to school

Another vest for Tiri

A real wool hat for Tiri

A real wool hat for Fritz. Both of those would be for our disaster preparedness kits. Wool is warmer than acrylic and is fire retardant. I figure those two things would be good in a disaster setting. There are already wool hats for Jerek and I.

Can you see why I'm feeling kind of torn?

Oh, and I'm coming down with a cold too. :-/


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