Saturday, February 10, 2007

Modern Technology, the gift of time, and New Jacket Finished

Good Afternoon Everyone,

This has nothing to do with knitting or crochet really, but in a way it does.  About 3 years ago, my daughter gave me a robot vacuum for a gift.  I thought it was just another toy, because my children never know what to get me for Christmas or birthdays.   Well I was wrong, I love this thing.   I have thanked my daughter over and over again, because what she gave me was the gift of time.  I set my little robot going, and as it vacuums my room, I sit and crochet or knit or do whatever else needs doing. 

This Christmas she gave me the floor washing robot.  No, I do not work for the company, or represent it in any way, or even know any one who works for the company, but I have to tell you I love this thing too.  As I finished my jacket this morning, my little robot was busy washing my kitchen floor.  Now as I am  working on my blog, trying to post my new pictures, etc, it is busy doing the bathroom floor.  I have to admit, it took me some doing to get it to work, but after a few phone calls, my daughter had me all set.  Thanks Sharon, you could not have given me a more wonderful gift. 

Back to my jacket.  I finished it this morning, buttons sewn on all ends tucked in, ready to wear.  I should mention something here about "ends" when doing free form.  Making so many different pieces does generate a lot of ends.  I try to stop every so often and tuck in the ends.  If you save this job till you are all done, it becomes overwhelming.  Much easier to do it a little at a time. 

I really completed this jacket in record time, less than 2 weeks.  I started it Jan 29th.  I did not have any previous scrumbles made, did not even have an idea, until the night that I started it.  Once started, I could not put it down.  Like the Energizer Bunny, I just kept going and going.  I was having so much fun watching the garden bloom and come to life.  It definitely did bring a bright spot to the dreary, cold winter days. 

Hope to see some of you in MN next week.

Have a great weekend.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Margaret,

This jacket is really wonderful! Would you mind if I link to your slideshow and blog entry from my own blog?


My blog, if you want to have a look: