Monday, April 16, 2007

Gift giving time - again.

As the school year winds down, I find myself searching for those "perfect" gift ideas for various and sundry teachers. Imagine my delight when Knitty Gritty had this project on last week. These Flax Seed and Lavendar Eye Pillows are working up super fast and are ideal for the teachers/Awana leaders that I'm making them for. By the time I'm finished, I will have made at least 6 of these as gifts and am hoping to whip up a few extras to have on hand for future gift giving occasions.

I am totally loving Knitty Gritty on HGTV. Since I'm a morning person, I'm even glad that they shifted the airing time from 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. (central time). My morning routine is pretty wonderful. My fluffy knitting companion usually starts rousing me around 4 to 4:30. By 5, I'm up and have a cup of coffee and breakfast made and am heading down to the family room for a little alone time with my knitting and the television. The original Star Trek is on at 5 a.m., so I enjoy a little sci fi and then enjoy Knitty Gritty and Creative Juice before any of my kidlets arise. These two hours of uninterruped knitting time account for quite a bit of my knitting progress most weeks. If the kids sleep in, I'll even watch The Gardener's Diary before wandering up to start our day.

It may seem a bit self indulgent to take two hours of time to myself every morning but it is what keeps me sane during the rest of my crazy, busy life. That solitude and soul-rejuvenating knitting time is a blessing to me. And I sometimes find the perfect gift idea! How cool is that.


Sheepish Annie said...

What a great gift idea!!! Anyone who teaches can certainly use that sort of pampering at this time of the year.

Taking time to knit isn't self-indulgent, IMHO. It is how we re-energize so that we can keep giving back. Or, as in my case today, it is what we do when we are trapped in our houses due to massive storms. ;)

Rani said...

HA HA! I am a night owl and sometimes catch the evening rerun of original Star Trek while knitting!

Can I hire you to teach me cables????

Guinifer said...

Au contraire! It sounds to me like you know exactly how to charge your batteries to handle your responsibilities!! That's your first job, you know! What yarn are you using for your sachets?

(rani - i bet you could learn cables in about 15 minutes!)