I do count my blessings every night before I sleep...
But during the evenings, I have to start counting sheep. I'm on crunch time on getting my Sheep Dreams baby blanket finished for my friend. I'm heading out of town in 2 weeks, and then she goes on maternity leave right when I get back. Which means I have roughly 12 days to finish 16 sheep.
After doing my first sheep I didn't think that was possible. I've never done duplicate stitching before, so it took me awhile to figure it out. I had the instructions from the pattern and my two handy "how-to-knit" books on my lap to tackle the first one. Took me about 3 times of stitching and removing and stitching and removing and stitching and removing again before I was happy with the finished project. The problem with this type of pattern is that the blanket has its "ugly" parts of the backside of the blanket...with all the winding colors of yarn that have passed over top of one another. The best part, though, is that the right side of the blanket turns out amazing.
So, I have 1 1/2 sheep done...only 14 1/2 to go in the next 12 days.