My brother IMs me at work yesterday and we start talking about the crib that he’s making.
this is of interest for 2 reasons, the obvious one, and the fact that it’s supposed to be the main attraction at the shower and he wanted to drape the blanket on it so it’s not just a big piece of wood sitting in the middle of the yard
He tells me that he’s sweating it out because it needs a few more coats of shellac and the garage door broke the other night and so he really has to work on that first.
So I suggest, finish the crib on Saturday, then do the door on Sunday while we’re all at the shower. Simple, and both will be done by the end of the weekend.
here’s where the problem arises
Small issue with that…the shower is on SATURDAY.
I have no idea how I fabricated that it was on Sunday, but after a panicked call to my mom I confirmed that the father-to-be of my blanket-to-be was right.
So, dear friends, thank you for all the encouraging words. But, unless the encouragement comes with a flight to Philadelphia and an all-night knitting party on Friday night, it’s not going to happen.
It is mathematically impossible.
So, I have 3 choices:
- Finish whatever I possibly can, and giftwrap it with a little “in-progress” note. Shudder when she opens it up in front of everyone
- Make a small complimentary pillow, stuff it, wrap that with a little “blankie-to-come” note.
- Knit up a quick baby sweater. I keep reading on other people’s blogs that they got a garter stitch baby jacket done in a night. Is that crazy? I’ve never knit a baby sweater but that seems optimistic
None of these options are exciting me, but I have 55 hours from the moment I’m writing this, 24 of those spent at work or commuting to/from work. Throw in some sleep and a few showers, and it’s not happening.
What would you do?