Slow progress

I’m being so slow with Cobweb, not sure why. But I’m determined to get a move on and finish so that I can’t get on with something else. Just one sleeve left to go. I am going to do a few quick little knits and definitely some lace as soon as I’m done. I have a design for some lace that I’m thinking of entering in the Purlescence competition but I’m not sure whether to or not yet.
Last week was so much better than the week before, especially going to the ELDS and meeting Gosia. Even Monkey enjoyed the show and we bought a glass penguin Christmas tree decoration from one of the stalls.

I love Christmas trees, but they have to be real ones (sorry for the non-sustainable approach but we do shred it afterwards!) and they have to be decorated in a higgedly piggedly style. I like collections of decorations that people have built up over the years and which have memories behind them. Here is a picture of our tree (I know it is early but I’d have one in June if I could). The new penguin is on the left.

Here is a meme that I saw here and here and couldn‘t resist. One word answers, no explanation.
Yourself: dreamer
Your boyfriend/girlfriend (spouse): Monkey
Your hair: chocolate
Your mother: kind
Your father: mischievous
Your favourite Item: Bear
Your dream last night: Searching
Your favourite drink: Grasshopper
Your dream car: train
The room you are in: lounge
Your ex: forgotten
Your fear: loss
What you want to be in 10 years? mother
Who you hung out with last night? Monkey
What you're not: tidy
Muffins: English
One of your wish list items: this
Time: variable
The last thing you did: knit
What you are wearing: smile
Your favourite weather: calm
Your favourite book: Beneficence
The last thing you ate: sandwich
Your life: contented
Your mood: peaceful
Your best friend: two
What are you thinking about right now? fire
Your car: feet
What are you doing at this moment: waiting
Your summer: anticipated
Your relationship status: loved
What is on your TV? aerial
What is the weather like? wild
When is the last time you laughed? morning
Who do you tag? anyone


Craftydramaqueen said...

Keep going with Cobweb. It'll be fab when it's finished, your glass will be full!! Go for the Purlescence comp.

nat said...

Cobweb is looking pretty. Yay for black lace (is it black or dark blue?). :) I can't wait to see it finished.

Artis-Anne said...

A very tantalizing picture of Cobweb, looking forward to seeing her. I am with you re real Xmas trees, I love them even though they may not be PC these days :yours looks lovely. I used to bring out all the memory things also and things the children had made over the years, ah happy days :)

José said...

The Cobwebs looking beautiful. Thanks for the knid words about my attempt at a lace pattern :) Fingers crossed it keeps going good.
I LOVE your christmas tree, it made me feel all warm inside.

Anonymous said...

I share your Christmas tree philosophy absolutely. No colour scheme will ever adorn a tree of mine. Haven't decorated yet this year as am about to go away for work and life is manic but as soon as I'm back that will be by first job. There is a special magic in sitting in a room lit by the tree lights. Made some lovely decorations from drying slices of citrus fruit last year - highly recommend if you have any space!

Lara said...

Very cool picture of Cobweb! I think you should do the contest. Your last lace creation was absolutely gorgeous. Give it a shot!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful picture of Cobweb, I love the mood it creates. I think you should enter the competition, definitely.

Your Christmas tree looks amazing!

The ELDS looks very interesting, I followed a few links and had a good look, will have to watch out for that in the future.

Anonymous said...

I agree too -- nothing is better than the real scent of pine in a room. We have the artificial one this year but hopefully next year we'll go back to cutting our own.

Ornaments are special reminders of times past. We decorate my parents' tree together as a family, and it's a time to tell all the favorite stories. We couldn't do that if the tree was "decorated." :)

Good luck with Cobweb!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see Cobweb when you've finished Kendra. Its going to be so beautiful. Your tree looks wonderful and I agree about the higgedly piggedly style. We have many ornaments on our tree that I have collected ever since my children were small and still living with me. I always pick a new ornament up each and every year.

Anonymous said...

Yes, you must try your hand at the competition (I wouldn't know where to start). Good luck!

Cobweb looks great, but it's no fun knitting something when you don't feel like it. Revive your efforts when you get the passion back, I think.

Lovely Christmas tree.

artyfartykat said...

Cobweb is looking good!
Real Christmas trees are the best I say!! I just love the smell of pine!

TSRB said...

For the one worders I'd have gone with 'missed' rather than 'forgotten' but eye of the beholder and all that x