Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Note to self:

Never ever ever get this behind in paperwork again. 
Ever.
Never.

I thought I had just been slacking since February. Urmm......how about mid-January? Yeah, it was bad. My right shoulder was completely numb by the time I was done from all the typing, typing, typing, typing. On the positive side, I can't get into TOO much trouble between now and October when I need to do my taxes with the town so those will be a snap to do this year.

The only thing better than finally tackling all that is...

...finishing one of the mittens up. And take a look at that THUMB. That might just be the neatest thumb join I've done. I keep finding myself staring at it, I'm so impressed. (Thumbs can be tricky!) 

Now I just have to whip up another one just like it. *sigh*

15 comments:

Siobhan said...

Seriously, that is an amazing mitten! Wow, great job.

The paperwork--oy. The bane of the self-employed, I'll tell you. Well, that and the taxes. ;P

valerie said...

Love the mitten! I hear you on paperwork. Definitely don't accumulate 5 years worth of bill stubs and receipts and say you'll take care of it later. It is hell weeding through all that...trust me!

Annie said...

That is a complex pattern for that mitten. You did a great job on the whole thing, not just the thumb.

You would thing that in this paperless age, we wouldn't have to do paperwork anymore.. but no such luck. I sympathize.

KarenV said...

That mitten is amazing! Excellent work :)

I hate doing paperwork too, although I'm not quite as far behind. At least it's done now and off your mind for a bit.

Thanks for the encouragement re: the LCR stockings - I think I might try the fairisle pattern next as there are fewer isolated single colour stitches than in the tree pattern so hopefully it'll be a bit easier.

Catherine said...

Paperwork is like laundry - never a good thing to let it pile up!!

Wow!! That is one beautiful mitten!

Sylvia said...

You are so right - I have only stitched two pair of mitts and the thumbs were not the highlight. LOL Yours looks amazing.

Beth said...

The thumb is a work of art!

Margaret said...

Loooove that mitten!!!! The whole thing is gorgeous, but I do have to admit the thumb is spectacular! :D Bummer about the paperwork though. Bleagh....

Cole said...

Oh I'm a big procrastinator when it comes to paperwork too... just dread it :( Good on you for getting caught up!

Your mitten is amazing! <3 it!

dixiesamplar said...

Wow, that mitten is impressive!! Not a bad job on the mound of paperwork either :o)

~Terri

Julie said...

WOWZA!!! that is one amazing mitten, i love it!!

Ewww paperwork, thats a naughty word isn't it LOL

Carol said...

Wonderful, wonderful mitten--your work is so impressive, Melanie :)

Pumpkin said...

WHAT paper work are you doing????

That IS one good looking mitten :o)

Margaret said...

That is an impressive knit! Bet you had to concentrate with every stitch. I haven't really tackled stranded work yet. You do inspire me, though.

Dani - tkdchick said...

I just love that mitten and the pattern!

Well done on getting that paperwork done!